I will spend two weeks in Spain in Oct/Nov 2019 (flying to and from Madrid). This will be my third trip to Madrid and I want to explore a bit farther afield. I love Toledo, so probably will visit there again, but I am looking for Forum recommendations on other interesting cities and towns. I won't have a car and prefer to travel by train. I enjoy traveling as a temporary local, so a town with a nice vibe where I can spend a couple of days walking or biking around, looking for a good coffee shop, or market, or park is just fine with me, as I am not so focused on museums/cathedrals/monuments.
I have visited Barcelona, Girona, and Besalu in the north and Granada, Sevilla, and Cordoba in the south. So within a 3 hour train ride of Madrid, where would you spend a couple of nights? Salamanca? Leon? Segovia? Avila? Somewhere else? Thanks!