After staying in Burgos overnight, we got ourselves organised early to give us enough time to get to the cathedral before starting our driving for the day. So glad we made the time to go back and have a look... inside the cathedral there were so many sub-sections and rooms, each with it's own elaborative theme and incredibly detailed. Thankfully we got to the ticket box just as they were opening which meant we avoided queues and were able to maximise our time in this glorious place.
Unfortunately we had to get back to the car before our meter ran out, plus we were also conscious of how much travel we had ahead of us for that day. Otherwise we could have spent hours taking in the detail of the cathedral.
From Burgos we headed towards Madrid. The original plan had been to try and by-pass Spain's capital but as I re-examined the map, the detour option would add quite a bit of time... so we decided to go into the centre and have a bit of an explore. While waiting (and waiting!) for what ended up being a rather disappointing lunch we realised we weren't far from a tourist bus stop similar to what we had been on in Barcelona. We figured it would be a quick way to see Madrid, and while we were there we might as well see what we could. The highlight however was when we got off the bus, at the same spot we had hopped on, and wandered through Madrid's central park located adjacent to the bus stop. If we had only known!
After walking through the park we headed back to the car and continued on to Toledo—only a half hour drive from Madrid. The view of this old city, perched perfectly on a hill, was spectacular. Unfortunately we couldn't find anywhere to stop and get a picture. Before we knew it we were in the middle of Toledo. Literally in the middle... and rather unsure how to get out of the very narrow streets! And to our horror, the streets just kept getting narrower... and narrower. Concern about getting the car stuck between two buildings soon turned into hysterics as we rounded corner after corner and found ourselves on even narrower streets!!
We finally navigated out of narrow streets and found a parking spot. We then walked back up to the highest point of the town to check out the Alcazar of Toledo, the view and then find a spot for dinner.
As we had accommodation for the night booked in Aranjuez, a 40 minute drive from Toledo, after dinner we made tracks. Returning to Toledo one day is now on the bucket list...
Day 7 next time x