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What do you think about explore a large part of the Region of Madrid through old railway tracks? Thanks to the 'Vías Verdes' (Greenways) program this is possible, so lovers of outdoor tourism are in luck, since there are itineraries suitable for all audiences that will allow you to relax, enjoying wonderful landscapes, and why not of the historic heritage of the localities through by which they run.
If you still don't know the town of Puebla de la Sierra in Madrid, we invite you to visit a very special exhibition of sculpture that host in the open air, surrounded by lush pine forests intermingled with native oak trees. Created thanks to the 'El Valle de los Sueños' initiative, it's an authentic treasure that receives new sculptures every two years.
When temperatures drop, what better way to warm up soul and body than a warm bath in the pool of a spa? Complement of a tourism day in some charming place or World Heritage enclave, or the excuse of the trip itself... Relax yourself and enjoy the waters of a spa!
The footprint of the middle Ages is latent throughout the Region of Madrid. Loyal to our weekly breaks, this week we propose a singular route through five locations that will surprise you with its great historical heritage. Explore with us Chinchon, Batres, Manzanares el Real, Torrelaguna and Buitrago del Lozoya, and discover the most emblematic constructions of this historical period.
Family activities, bird watching, hiking, or multi-adventure is just a brief sample of what they offer the Guadarrama National Park and the Biosphere Reserve Sierra del Rincón. Enjoy with your loved ones in a different getaway without leaving the Region of Madrid.
This week we propose you a 'Baroque Route' through the Region of Madrid. A different way to know the most important and beautiful works of art in civil and religious buildings that were built between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries. Explore with us nine municipalities in which you will find samples of this important culturally period in our country.
If you are a lover of hiking, or simply you want to enjoy a day in touch with nature, away from the bustle of the city, with friends or family, we suggest you to go to Navacerrada to discover a unique route of great beauty the Barranca Valley suitable for all audiences. Do you want to join us?
If you want to know in depth the Region of Madrid, we make it easy through the different free tours available. This week we bring you a very special selection, which will provide you the opportunity to visit iconic buildings, monasteries. Do you want to join us?
We are in a unique route, which runs through a landscape in the canyon of the Lozoya River, full of history. The enjoyment of hiking lovers is reflected in this tour, which starts at the Ponton de la Oliva dam, the oldest built in the region, in the mid nineteenth century. Located, near Patones in the canyon of the Lozoya River and delves into the Cárcavas formed by water erosion, reddish colour and appearance of another planet.
Discover walking Alcala de Henares is always a pleasure, monuments, museums, cultural centers and Leisure, become now more accesible, through the Group of Heritage Cities, with the creation of the detailed tourist route Physical accessibility, visual, hearing and intellectual disabilities. Let's discover it!
Do you want a break from the bustle of the city without leaving the region? On this occasion we suggest you make a route to Hoyos de Pinilla, an ice area in the middle of Madrid mountains, that although the best time of the year to cross it is when winter ends or in springtime, now will allow you to fully enjoy the nature and relax in the recreation area Las Lagunillas.
The Region of Madrid gives us the opportunity to discover their region through nine routes that besides being in contact with nature and delight us with its landscapes, you will see several types of birds, whether you are a lover of ornithology or you are just curious. Wear comfortable clothes, grab your camera and your binoculars, and get ready to enjoy the natural diversity of the region!
A few kilometres away from Madrid are different localities whose population not reaches 100 inhabitants. These are corners because of its charm, location and possibilities are worth visiting. The website Sierra Norte, has been made a list of the ten less inhabited villages of the Region of Madrid, do you dare to cross them?
Discover walking or cycling the environmental richness that has the northern part of the Region of Madrid. Come to the town of Colmenar Viejo and enjoy in contact with nature thanks to the eight ecological proposed routes. With different levels of difficulty and route, do not think twice and... choose yours!
Be captivated by the beauty of the scenery offered by the southwest of the region. Six easy routes that can make with your couple, with friends or with the family, that will you spend an unforgettable day in touch with nature. Hiking enthusiasts, this spring you have an appointment in the Region of Madrid.
The Region of Madrid offers a great historical and cultural supply that is evident in its numerous museums. But perhaps not all are well known but no less interesting. This week we suggest you a tour of six museums that even if you do not know well worth discovering.
Do you like photography? If you want to discover the most beautiful corners of our region, its flora and fauna, you only have to take your camera and get ready to enjoy, because currently in the Region of Madrid, there are nine 'Protected Natural Areas', which occupy 15% of its territory.
If you live in the Region of Madrid or you have chosen us as the destination to practice sport, and escape from the daily routine, you are in the right place. Our region has one of the best ecosystems in Europe, which facilitates the wide and varied range of active tourism by air, land and water. Do you want to know more? Here we tell you everything!
The history of our Region cannot be understood without its fortresses and castles, which at a glance take us back to the middle Ages. This week we suggest you visit six buildings that are part of the first phase of the project 'Castles Network', which are located in areas with a lot of charm, and a great gastronomic, historical and cultural attractiveness. Discover them with us!
Surely more than one occasion, lack of time has not allowed you to visit a museum. At present, there are many art galleries that offer interesting virtual tours that allow you not only see their collection and details of the works, but rather are so realistic that you'll think you've been there. Below we reveal in which museums it's possible. You're just one click away to find out!
Travel the Region of Madrid by bike and enjoy the landscape has always been possible, but now more than ever we make it easy for you thanks to the different routes through the mountains, greenways, and the circular route of more than 400 kilometres with the 'CiclaMadrid Conecta!' project. In a group, alone, with family... up to you!
You can meet up to 49 cultural properties thanks to the program 'Enjoy Madrid from north to south' that allows you explore the region thanks the regional railway. Seven municipalities are part of this initiative whose only aim is to facilitate, to the users of public transportation, a guide for monuments and places of interest. A different way to discover the historical heritage of the region.
One of the main attractions of the Region of Madrid is its architecture. This week we offer you a brief comment of the rural architecture of the area, where strolling through different locations can delight us with its beautiful buildings full of colour, perfectly integrated into the landscape and just a few steps from the capital city.
In the Region of Madrid there are options for all tastes and ages, that is why this week we focus on young people to provide different leisure activities. Museums, music, theater, open-air routes, and even a day in the trees on two particular theme parks... What are you waiting for sign up?
Come to the localities in the Madrid Mountains, thanks to the initiative 'Territorio Museo' del Embalse del Atazar ('Territory Museum' of El Atazar Reservoir). A different plan that lets you know thanks to eight museums, traditions and lifestyle of the eight Madrid towns that are part of the Commonwealth El Atazar Reservoir.
Gastronomy is definitely one of the reasons to visit Madrid. Here you will find the tasty dishes of yesteryear adapted to the present times. This week we are going one step further and, instead of recommending places where you can taste them, we are going to encourage you to put your culinary skills to work and prepare some of the most typical dishes of the Madrid traditional cuisine.
There's no better way to enjoy art than outdoors! We suggest three museums, quite different to the usual ones, where you will find works of art created in recent decades by prominent artists. We are referring to the outdoor sculpture museums of Alcalá, Madrid and Leganés. Discover these unique venues that can be visited at any time of day... or night!
If you are in Madrid this summer, you can enjoy some free guided tours to explore some places of interest in the city of Madrid. In this article we suggest some options to discover or rediscover some places that deserve a visit, more so if it is one guided by an expert.
Our Region boasts a unique historical and artistic heritage that you shouldn't miss . Here we present a selection of eight essential landmarks that evoke the beauty in days of old. Some of them are hideouts with a history that marked their time and seven of them make part of the Spanish National Heritage. Enjoy your visit!
Have you already visited the Sierra de Guadarrama National Park? Whether or not you have ever been there, we suggest you join some of the activities proposed by the park's Visitor Centres taking advantage of the summer season. During the months of July and August, they intensify their activity offering alternatives to escape from the routine.
If you want to discover some special places with a high historical content, we suggest you pop into the 'Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando' (Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando) and the 'Real Fábrica de Tapices' (Royal Tapestry Factory). These two cultural institutions located in the city of Madrid bring together amazing collections. A real journey through Spanish and European history of art.
Fortresses, castles, watchtowers, a trip to the past of the Region of Madrid to understand its history. The tourism program 'Network of Castles in the Region of Madrid' offers all this. So, if you enjoy cultural tourism in contact with nature, you will love this plan...
Summertime is here! Here are some suggestions for you to enjoy some unforgettable adventures around the Region together with your family or friends. Suggestions such as seeing Madrid from the heights riding the Teleférico cable car, skiing in leisure and shopping centre Xanadú, observing the stars at the Planetarium or spending the day at one of the various theme parks in the Region, such as 'Parque de Atracciones' amusement park, Warner Park or, to keep cool, one of the water parks.
Here is a very interesting alternative to fight Madrid's summer heat in a cheap, healthy and fun way. We introduce a variety of recreational areas and natural pools around the Region, from north to south and from east to west, where you will find places like no other to enjoy nature in the open.
Aranjuez is a great place to enjoy various leisure activities, immersed in its unique culture and landscape. Activities such as riding a vintage train or a hot-air balloon, going horseback riding or taking a canoe tour, or enjoying a good festival, amongst other. Where would you like to start?
Come to the Region of Madrid and start enjoying all the plans that offers our community. Culture, business, shopping, dining... All this and much more, you will find it in the guide 'Enjoy Madrid' available in five languages, so that when you come to visit us don't miss anything. Come and meet us and discover our region!
Slowly he is coming the good weather and the weekend or if you have a few days off, feel like doing a different plan. From here we suggest you make a travel back in time discovering the castles of the Region of Madrid. Know its history and be amazed by its environment.
Sunny weather is coming and like to walk around the city, discover the beauty of its architecture and of course, know its history. So this week we suggest two unique buildings guided tours of the city: the National Drama Centre, and the Royal Observatory in Madrid, do you want to come with us?
Lovers of hiking are in luck, because from the Region of Madrid, we suggest some routes, by land small difficulty adapted to even take the little ones at their strollers, in which family cohabitation, from parents to grandparents, you will enjoy an unforgettable day of unique natural areas.
Madrid has prestigious museums worldwide, whose visit is a must if culture and art catches your eye, or if instead you come to visit and you want to know the legacy of great painters and artists of all times . Welcome to the Art Walk, will you come with us?