From Madrid to other large cities by train in 2.5 hours or less
AVE to Barcelona, Seville, Malaga and Valencia
Wake up in Madrid and eat lunch in Barcelona on the Mediterranean coast. Start the morning with a swim on the beach in Malaga and spend the evening at Gran Vía in Madrid. Visit the Prado Museum and the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia on the same day. Or finish a day of shopping in Madrid by eating dinner with views of the Giralda in Seville. These are some of the possibilities due to the high-speed AVE trains between these large cities. The duration of the journeys? Less than two and a half hours.
Madrid, point of departure
The capital of Spain is full of life and things to enjoy. From the old town of Madrid de los Austrias with the Royal Palace and the Plaza Mayor, to the “Art Walk” with museums such as the Prado and the Reina Sofia. Shopping, gastronomy, Gran Vía, and much more; Madrid never sleeps. The connections with other cities in Spain leave from Atocha station with AVE trains to Barcelona, Seville, Malaga and Valencia.
To Barcelona in just two and a half hours
It is cosmopolitan, on the Mediterranean coast and its streets are shop windows for the latest fashion, culture and gastronomy trends. You can discover Barcelona’s unique jewels such as the Sagrada Familia, Park Güell and its modernist architecture in just two hours. You can round off the day by shopping on the Paseo de Gracia or in the Born district. Spend more time and wonder around Las Ramblas, rest in some of the squares, relax on the beach and have fun on the terraces with views of the sea.
To Seville in just two and a half hours
It is the heart of Andalusia and a city with a special atmosphere and tradition that can be seen walking around its streets. This is clear from a stroll along the edge of the Guadalquivir river, a visit to the Santa Cruz neighbourhood or a trip around the city’s monuments in a horse-drawn carriage (calesa). The Plaza de España, the gardens of the Real Alcázar Palace, the María Luisa Park and the Torre del Oro are all essential places to visit. You can finish off the day with a flamenco show or some drinks with a view of the Giralda and the Cathedral.
To Valencia in less than two hours
Its most modern icon is the City of Arts and Sciences, and its timeless attraction and paella can all be enjoyed next to the Mediterranean Sea. These two plans are perfect for an express visit but it is worth staying longer in Valencia to walk around the pedestrian streets of the Ciutat Vella, relax in the Marina, swim on the beach, taste Mediterranean cuisine in fine dining restaurants, and much more.
To Malaga in less than two hours
It is the capital of the Costa del Sol and is a city in constant evolution that has become known as a tourist destination due to its culture, art and leisure activities. Tourists in Malaga can visit the Picasso Museum and the house where he was born, the Pompidou Centre, the Carmen Thyssen Museum, the Collection of St Petersburg - The Russian Museum, and much more. The old town is full of great spots for tapas, strolling around and finding charming shops. And the Malagueta urban beach gives you the chance to also enjoy the Mediterranean Sea.