The last stop in Europe was a day in Toledo, a 30 minute high-speed train ride from Madrid (only 18 euros round trip). Toledo, which sits majestically above the Tagus River, is most known for its religious tolerance where it’s history is one of peaceful coexistence of Christains, Jews, and Muslims. The streets are as confusing as Madrid. But because it is small, and with map in hand, I had no trouble finding my way around (with only one wrong turn). Toledo is also known for its knives and swords, but I didn’t want to have to explain anything at the airport. Definitely a worthwhile day trip. And really, a day is all you need.
Toledo train station