Following the routes of the program 'Welcome to the Region of Madrid', we share with you this interesting route through the southeast of the community that visits the most emblematic sites, known for its history, heritage, gastronomy and for being a reference area in the Denomination of Origin of Wines of Madrid.
The Villa de Navalcarnero is the starting point of our route. It has a unique natural enclave between the basins of the rivers Guadarrama and Alberche. If you love trekking you have almost a must route the call Pradera de San Isidro, who frequented the Castilian kings to enjoy hunting and nature. Its past exalts this county, as it has witnessed a royal wedding, specifically that of Felipe IV with his niece at the Casa de la Cadena, which today is only the front. Its squares, as the theatre, Segovia, the Pozo Concejo, the Market, the Church of the Assumption, declared a historic monument, the church of St. Joseph and the chapels of Veracruz and San Roque, of course its craft in the market the second Sunday of each month, to end the wine museum, its interpretation centre and the caves.
We continue our way to the town of Aranjuez, Royal Site of the Crown of Spain, located in the fertile valley of the river, between the Tagus and Jarama rivers. Its Royal Palace, the residence of spring established by the Bourbons, has a history and a priceless heritage, although it is given great recognition for its gardens, as UNESCO awarded it in 2000 the title of Cultural Landscape World Heritage Site. Beyond the Palace and Gardens, Aranjuez has unparalleled wealth with its houses and palaces of time, such as Godoy and Osuna, the Silvela and Maria Cristina, the Medinaceli or the famous Casa del Labrador. Also notable for the church of San Antonio, widely used by the Kings, the Royal Theatre, the Market, the San Carlos Hospital, the Convent of San Pascual and a long list of historic buildings worth discovering. The Tagus is the River running through the life of Aranjuez, with its leafy walks path, the valley offers products for the most demanding palates and the Strawberry Train gives colour to this town without equal.
Our next stop on this route is in the municipality of Colmenar de Oreja, which we highlight the Plaza Mayor, considered one of the most beautiful of the Region of Madrid, and declared of cultural interest, along with the City Hall and the House of Pósito (a communal granary). Behind we found the gardens of Zacatín, a corner you cannot miss the adjacent Plaza del Mercado who presides over the Church of Santa Maria la Mayor and the Chapel of Christ of the Calvary. If you like art, visit the Ulpiano Checa Museum, local painter with an amazing work surprisingly forgotten, which was highly prized in the late nineteenth century for its stunning murals works. The cultivation of vineyards, cellars, caves, in short the tradition of a municipality around the wine and gastronomy, make it unique. The Tajuña Greenway passes through the municipality and will delight those who love excursions.
We finish our route in Chinchon, located in Vega del Tajuña, with its town declared a Historic-Artistic Site in 1974. Its Plaza Mayor, the heart of the Villa and example of the popular architecture, where time stands still, and it has been countless times movie set. Behind, is located the Church of the Assumption, with a canvas of Goya, the Lope de Vega theatre, and the Clock Tower, the remains of the Church of Our Lady of Grace. The Hermitages, both of San Anton and San Roque and del Rosario are almost a must, and the Parador de Turismo, it is the heartbeat of this town. La Casa de la Cadena, hosting King Philip V, the Interpretation Centre, the Convent of the Clarisas and their sweets, the Castle of the Counts and of course the Ethnological Museum La Posada, make the visit unforgettable.
Discover with us the places that run the bus of the program 'Welcome to Madrid'.