Madrid or close by

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  1. Dazzlin

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    Hi
    It has been known that it is near to a celebration of my 5th decade mid October and we are heading to Madrid area for the occasion.
    Any recommendations for the satellite towns, especially any of culinary interest?
    Suckling pig, pigs cheeks and any other delicacies?

    Willing to try anything once!!!
     
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    Aranjuez is around 25 mile south of Madrid and is the home of the royal palaces, decent campsite on the edge of town within walking distance.
     
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    Got a few restaurants as well
     
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    A bit south but direct rail connection to Madrid is Aranjuez and a reasonable campsite.
     
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    Arannuez is now on the list.

    Cuenca and Salamanca are also shortlisted.
     
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    Ditto the above, Aranjuez is lovely with one of the best park walks we have ever visited,

    The Tincas
     
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    Toledo. Lovely small city
     
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    Cuenca is stunning. But cold at nights because of the altitude 2c the past two mornings. Make sure you visit the contemporary art museum in the hanging house by the iron footbridge.

    Segovia plaza de toros stop seems good so far.

    Jon
     
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    El Escorail is extremely impressive and a must if you are into fine art with a wonderful collection of early Flemish artists such as Hieronymus Bosch.

    Wilded in the carpark there 4 years ago

    https://el-escorial.com
     
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    Many thanks folks. The birthday week is fast becoming a birthday fortnight for a couple of reasons.
    We have been doin' France swifter than expected due in no small part to the similarities to the 'great british summer', and I like to get the most out of a big b'day I can!!!
    I have scribbled on a scrap of paper all your suggestions and also added Guadalajara, as it sounds good (have you ever been to Mexico? - no, but I have been to Guadalajara) and has another Alcazar to photograph!
    I may have been thinking of Segovia when I mentioned Salamanca above (well, it was late) another time, methinks!

    Anyway I will be pushing this thread all I can in the run-up.......any more ideas please?
     
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