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Madrid is located right in the center of the Iberian Peninsula. Therefore, it is an excellent starting point for any trip. There are interesting cities in any direction. However, if you are just thinking of having a weekend getaway, there are several beautiful towns and cities within a one to three hour drive away. If you do not feel like driving, each of these locations can also be reached by Madrid's Cercanias and bus systems.

Cercanias http://www.renfe.es/cercanias/index.html

Bus link http://www.avanzabus.com/web/

AVE http://www.renfe.es/

Salamanca

Salamanca a beautiful city located in the Autonomous Community of Castilla y Leon autonomous. It is renowned for its Renaissance architecture and is called “La Dorada” (the Golden City). The main tourist attraction is the beautiful Plaza Mayor located at the center of the old city, which has a high concentration of bars and cafes. The city’s two cathedrals, located next to one another, and the Roman bridge, which was constructed in 89AD and crosses the Tormes Rivers, are a few of the city’s popular attractions. The infamous house of shells, adorned with over 350 shells, and the beautiful buildings of the University of Salamanca are although worth a visit. Because the city is home to a large number of students, the night life in Salamanca is also qu…