Visit Madrid

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  1. Tosan

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    Anyone any recommendations for somewhere to stop near Madrid ?
    Happy to catch train in for the day so somewhere outside of Madrid would be great. Many thanks
     
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    Stayed in Madrid a few times but not with the motorhome. Brilliant city, hope you enjoy and find a great place to stay. Sorry I cant be of any help.
     
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    We stayed 5 days in a car park (no charge) which we had been recommended by a few Spanish motorhomers. Found it completely safe and regularly patrolled by local police. Basically treat as an Aire. No services at all so arrive full of water and emoty of toilet. Many motorhomes use it for stopovers and for parking for the local motorhomers. (The area is not the prettiest but you are only parking there for the night.)

    Suburb is called Valdebernardo and we caught the metro into the centre - 20 mins -every day. (Station is about 500metres away and clearly signed.)

    N40 23' 47" W3 37' 10".

    Loved Madrid! Wide open avnues mean that the throngs of visitors are not overhelming. Lots to see!
     
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    Another vote for Aranjeuz

    Train station around half an hour walk and cost 4E to get into Madrid

    Takes around 40 minutes right into the centre (y)
     
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    Many thanks for the info
    Can I ask When was you there ?
     
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    It's a nice walk through the park into the town of Aranjeuz.

    The royal palaces are meant to be a worth while visit
     
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    We were there this past May. Its a big carpark and there were bags of spaces. Most cars park across the way where there is a commercial centre - not much of a commercial centre but it has a well atocked foodstore.
    As I say, in effect, we had a 5-day citybreak for free.
    There is also an Aire in the suburb of Pinto, but like Aranjuez - a place to visit in its own right - you need to catch the train. The metro in my opinion is much more flexible as you can stop at any if the stops right in the middle of it all. You will need at least 3 days to properly visit Madrid.
     
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  9. Tosan

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    Many thanks for the info considering going but how or what's it like driving in ?
    Seems really close to the centre of Madrid
    And this half of Tosan is a terrible back seat driver !
     
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    Aranjuez or La Cabrera north of Madrid has a campsite called Picos de Europa just off the main road I think there is public transport into Madrd
     
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    Many thanks everyone !
    We've just made into the camper stop that
    @sciac2001 recommended 8pm Spanish time without any road problems !

    We plan on visiting Madrid from here and then moving on to stay @ the campsite you've all recommend to visit that area.
    So like I sad thanks you've come up with some good info and helped us out cheers
    We're just sat having a well earned beer as we only hit Calais Saturday morning so haven't done to bad (y)
    Ps
    It's roasting here !
     
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    Hello @Brisey looking at a Madrid stopover on our way back to the UK in September and saw this post. What's access like for the site, we have a 10mtr van and tow trailer.

    Thanks Shawn
     
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    Don't think you will have any bother on Aranjuez but to be safe give them a ring,,,Well located site for visiting the town and easy to find,,,BUSBY.
     
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    They Are,,,BUSBY.
     
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    just added it to my satnav, thanks for the info
     
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