By the presbitery of the Church of San Andrés there cultural and leisure shows are represented with theatre plays and shows.
There are many cultural activities that take place in the "Corral de Comedias", like the Sierra Norte Folk Festival, nationally recognized. This festival takes place in the natural space of "Las Presillas", in the riverside of the Lozoya River. Artists like Carlos Núñez, Hevia or Celtas Cortos have participated on this festival that you should not miss.
Are you hungry?
The best season of the year for visiting Rascafría is during October and November, coinciding with the Gastronomic days of mushrooms, hunting and wine.
Also throughout the year, the restaurants offer a selection of the best recipes, prepared with natural ingredients that grow in the forests. All this marinated with the best wines with the 'Denomination of Origin of Wines of Madrid'. When choosing where to go, you won't have any problem, since the number of cozy restaurants is very high.
Nature at its purest
Although the natural tourism offering of Rascafría and surroundings is broad, we recommend you to choose the "Rutas Verdes" (Green routes) – like the one that starts in the Puente del Perdón. It is a nice path that takes you to the Arboreto Giner de los Ríos, a botanical garden on the riverside of the Lozoya River. There are deciduous trees and busts with representation of more than 200 species, separated depending on their origin: Asia, Europe, North America and South America. The tour can be done walking or by bike.
You can also go to the Parque Natural de Peñalara, one of the most valuable places of the Region of Madrid. The park hosts the highest mountain of the region and there are flora and fauna species of great value. Enjoy what surrounds you and get away from the modern world for a while.
And if you are into adventure, you cannot miss Valdesquí. It is a ski track that has all that a skier may wish, from ski and snowboard tracks, to a training and competition track that you can book.
Do not forget the popular festivals
The schedule of Rascafría is full of festivals that goes from the most solemn religious processions to the most exciting tape horse races. If you love to enjoy the food outdoors, you should not miss the festivity of the Virgin of Gracia and San Roque, which can be named the greatest party. It is celebrated in the middle of August, where parades, heifers, sports competitions, musical performances, stew, chocolate and children's competitions are organized.
Furthermore, in order to enjoy the region's folklore, you must visit the Virgin of the Rosario. It is celebrated in the beginning of October, in Oteruelo del Valle. Religious activities, snacks, competitions, exhibitions and cultural dances are organized.