If you like literature, adventures, mystery or contemplating a starry night, it’s your lucky season. Here we recommend you three touring ideas: literary routes, magical routes or even a cosmic route through the region of Madrid, it’s your choice! Whatever you like, Madrid always has the perfect plan for you.
Madrid has been the birthplace and home of countless famous Spanish writers such as Vicente Aleixandre, Jacinto Benavente, Miguel de Cervantes, José Luis Sampedro, Carmen Martín Gaite or Francisco Umbral. If you want to know the places that inspired these figures, we invite you to engage in one of the seven literary routes through the Community of Madrid.
Visit Pozuelo de Alarcón or Majadahonda, where Gerardo Diego and Francisco Umbral lived respectively. Discover the Mirador de los Poetas, located in the Sierra de Guadarrama, a place that several writers fell in love with, including the poet Luis Rosales, the poet Gloria Fuertes or Leopoldo Panero, who even mentions this place in some of his verses.
On the other hand, Miraflores de la Sierra was another place where great writers such as Vicente Aleixandre or Santiago Ramón y Cajal lived. The house museum of the writer Carmen Marín Gaite can be visited on the last Sunday of every month in El Boalo. And finally, if you decide to go to Aranjuez, you will get to know the place where José Luis Sampedro spent his youth.
Do you like magical places full of mystery? Well, these routes are perfect for you! Author of the Magic Guide and specialist in enigmatic and paranormal themes, Clara Tahoces, suggests you to visit several places in the Community of Madrid full of disturbing stories in these magical routes through Madrid.
The masterful Cathedral of Alcalá de Henares, the Sepulchre of San Diego, the Capricho Garden, the Castle of San Martín de Valdeiglesias and even the Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, are just some of these places full of horror stories, miracles, healings, secrets, legends, tales and above all, a lot of magic.
A cosmic route
With this route you will not only discover historical monuments or amazing landscapes, you will also have the opportunity to let your imagination fly, learn exciting stories and legends and discover extraordinary skies.
Take this cosmic route through the region proposed by the writer Javier Sierra and see how true what they say is: “from Madrid to the sky”, as the local saying states, there is only one step. Are you up for it?
Image credits: Literary routes © Comunidad de Madrid