Turismo Madrid

  • Madrid tourist vouchers, the world's largest cultural destination

     

    Everyone is welcome here. Madrid is an open region where you can freely enjoy its unparalleled tourist and cultural offer, living unique experiences with all five senses. 
  • Mycological Days of Miraflores de la Sierra

     

    The town of Miraflores de la Sierra in Madrid is organizing for this autumn the Mycological Days that, until December 11, take residents and visitors to the countryside to observe, identify and learn from the world of mushrooms, do not miss it!
  • The Royal Gag Orchestra

     

    The Gran Teatro CaixaBank Príncipe Pío in Madrid will host from December 5 to 8 the humorous show "The Royal Gag Orchestra", a play of gestural theater, music and humor for the whole family.
  • Juvenalia 2021

     

    The IFEMA MADRID venue will once again host the great children leisure fair, Juvenalia. An essential annual event where family entertainment is the protagonist. From December 3 until December 8, don't miss it!
  • Books out to the Street 2021

     

    Literature returns this autumn to decorate Madrid's public transport. The initiative “Books out to the street” is celebrating more than 20 years of brightening up our time on public transport with fragments and illustrations of the best literary passages, read on!
  • World Press Photo 2021 Exhibition

     

    The prestigious annual photojournalism contest World Press Photo is once again putting together its most outstanding works in a new photographic exhibition. Until December 8, enjoy the winning photographs of this contest at the Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid, the COAM.
Monasterio de el Paular

A WALK THROUGH THE VILLAGE

In addition to the Monastery of El Paular, Rascafría is a mountain village with great charm. Come and discover it!

Heading towards the village, we will stop at the Plaza de los Trastámaras, built in conjunction with the Casona. Did you know that this old building was originally a Hospital or "Lazareto"? Well, this two-story building with orchard and garden, later became the stately home it is today.

You can't miss the neo-Mudejar style Town Hall, which was built at the beginning of the last century and renovated in 1984. It is located in Plaza de la Villa and very close to here we can find the monumental Parish of San Andrés Apóstol.

This 15th century building is located at the northern end of the town and preserves some Gothic vaults and coffered ceiling from the 16th century in its central nave. Its pulpit is Plateresque and preserves several sculptures from the Paular, such as an 18th century St. Michael the Archangel, the work of Luis Salvador Carmona.

During the civil war, its spire was hit by a shell and the bells also disappeared during the conflict. And perhaps the most curious fact is that the new bells were built with the metal of two airplanes that crashed in the mid-twentieth century.

 

Image credits: Rascafría © Region of Madrid

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