Do you fancy an easy getaway that is near to Madrid? Today we bring you five different suggestions to enjoy your well-deserved break. Choose the one that is right for you and off you go!
Guadalajara, Discover the countryside only an hour from Madrid
Guadalajara has an important Artistic Heritage, with its Isabelline style palace ‘Palacio Del Infantado’ (dated 15th century). Visit the beautiful lavender fields in Brihuerga, discover the area’s rural landscape and the famous Black Architecture villages or any one of the protected natural spaces in the province such as the forest in Tejeda Negra Nature Reserve. Without a doubt, a great choice for a weekend break near Madrid.
Travel back in time with a trip to Aranjuez
Only 50 kilometres to the south of Madrid, the UNESCO in 2001 listed Aranjuez cultural landscape as a World Heritage site. The beautiful ‘Palacio Real’ (Royal Palace) takes you back in time and the most glorious times of the city. Take in the wonderful views and the amazing gardens that surround it; an inspiration to the popular Catalan painter, writer and playwright Santiago Rusiñol. If you fancy a little more action, then nothing like a trip by canoe along the Tagus river.
Tradicional Gastronomy in Patones
The picturesque medieval village of Patones de Arriba is another perfect weekend getaway near Madrid. A village where you can view the mountains of Madrid and walk through its cobbled streets with charming rural houses and cosy restaurants to sample some of the traditional dishes of the area. We highly recommend the typical sucking pig (cabrito lechal).
Historical center in Sepúlveda
Sepulveda is one of the most beautiful towns in Spain and one of those places to go to in the autumn not far from Madrid. Located very close to the spectacular surroundings of the Hoces del Duratón National Park. Sepulveda has a wonderful old town with taverns and restaurants to savour of the delicious local recipes.
Alcalá de Henares, cultura, entretenimiento y buen comer
This town near to Madrid is the birthplace of Miguel de Cervantes, author of ‘Don Quixote’, home to one of the most prestigious universities in Spain and declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. With a rich monumental heritage, Alcala de Henares known for its culture, entertainment & great food. Its most biggest events, the Cervantes Week and Medieval Market, attracts thousands of people year after year.