Thursday, November 3, 2011

Explore Spanish Capital with Cheap Car Hire

If sudden work has taken you to the beautiful and vibrant Spanish capital and you get stuck over there for the weekend due to some reason, don’t feel stranded; instead drive away and make the most of your trip to Madrid by exploring various attractions and places of interest. Famous for its interesting architecture, pulsating nightlife, fantastic museums, colourful festivals and great food, it won’t give you a chance to miss home and rush back as soon as possible. Rather you will feel like spending all your life in thriving, vivacious and gracious Madrid. Although the Spanish capital has a well developed public transport system but travelling by your personal conveyance offers maximum comfort and convenience. If you rely on public transport, you may not be able to cover all sites of interest. Because of this, it is good to resort to car hire Spain and drive on your own to explore the charming city of Madrid.
Madrid offers several remarkable attractions to its visitors. You can drive down to the Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial which is located about thirty miles northwest of Madrid. The huge rectangular structure made of granite was built by Philip II as a memorial to his father. The monastery/church/palace complex also has a library that houses a priceless collection of over 60,000 ancient books. The place is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm and is definitely worth visiting.
The ancient town of Segovia is another place that you should not miss during your trip to Madrid. Located 54 miles northwest of Madrid, it lies on a slope of the Guadarrama Mountains with the confluence of the Clamores and Eresma Rivers below. Awarded as UNESCO World Heritage site, this is known to be the most beautiful place in Spain. It represents the glorious past of Romans. The town still has 15th century palaces, Romanesque churches and small fountain-splashed plazas. Park your car in the parking facility and explore this destination on foot.
Transportation by a private car in city outskirts can be a pleasant experience. In fact, driving down to the Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial and the ancient town of Segovia can be very refreshing. Unlike city interiors, you will not find much traffic. Car hires are available at various locations around the city. To avail cheap car hire services, be sure of reserving your vehicle in advance.