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El Valle de los Sueños: a place to dream

El Valle de los Sueños: a place to dream

Location: Sierra Norte de Madrid

"El Valle de los Sueños" is an outdoor sculpture park in the Sierra Norte de Madrid, which paints the landscape with some of the most beautiful and daring sculptures made by national and international artists. Nature and art come together in a place that was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 2005. 

It all began with the sculptor and painter Federico Eguía who had the idea in a sculpture workshop in Puebla de la Sierra, one of the least inhabited villages in the region, which now has a unique sculptural itinerary, 113 sculptures by 63 artists in this environment of great landscape value, thanks to his project. 

From the Plaza Carlos Ruiz, guided tours by a companion from the Valley Interpretation Museum to this natural enclave are conducted in groups of ten people from Thursday to Sunday, from 10:00 to 18:00. They are free of charge and can also be self-guided. 

In the Valley of Dreams you will also find the Museum of Drawing and Graphic Work, where you will be surprised by the numerous works of contemporary art by renowned artists such as Pablo Picasso, Antoni Tapies, Eduardo Chillida, Antonio Lopez and Miquel Barceló.

You will also find contemporary Japanese art and works by numerous artists thanks to the agreement with a cultural association of this country, so you will have a piece of Asia in your visit that you will never forget. 

The Metáfora del viento, by Félix Gala, a sculpture with huge circles and undulations, is one of the latest additions to the museum. Following the celebration of the VII International Sculpture Biennial, other works include The Gift, by Anne Cecile, a sculpture that represents the act of giving through a hand that gives an object to another hand, or Cris's Boot, by José Antonio de la Peña. 

The Frog of Wishes is another star sculpture created by Eduardo Mazariegos, a sculpture that is located inside a fountain and represents a frog. If you touch it and make a wish, it is likely to come true. 

Dare to spend a few hours in which you will enjoy and be surprised. All kinds of shapes and colors await you in El Valle de los Sueños, the place where dreaming is within everyone's reach.

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