The Sierra del Rincón, declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 2005, houses such picturesque towns as La Hiruela. If you are still thinking about what to do during the next few days, we propose you to visit this small town that will captivate you with the beauty of its constructions, the serenity of its landscapes and its tasty gastronomy. Are you ready?
In the heart of the Sierra Norte is located the town of La Hiruela, an authentic haven of peace in the Sierra del Rincón, where time seems to stand still to allow us to enjoy the beauty of the surroundings. This mountain village maintains its essence thanks to its important ethnological heritage.
Within the village, it's interesting to visit some of its historical sites such as the 'Colmenar Tradicional', the Carbonera, with whom you will get to know interesting traditional trades, and the Flour Mill that, located on the banks of the Jarama River, dates from the 18th century. We stop here, since, restored in 2001, it is the only mill in the Region of Madrid that is currently milling in the old style. We encourage you to discover the inside of the mill to see how each of the parts that make up this work of traditional hydraulic engineering, representative of the town and with an incalculable ethnographic and cultural value.
Don't miss the old court wall that has become the Ethnographic Museum, which you will reach from the mill through a pleasant walk of great variety and natural richness. Built in 2002 with the aim of keeping alive the popular heritage and the different ways of life of their ancestors, you can see different temporary exhibitions throughout the year and objects from private donations from the residents of La Hiruela.
Lovers of outdoor activities are in the right place as they will have the possibility of 'getting lost' on any of the routes and paths of different difficulties and lengths, which will take them to unique places worth visiting.
In order to explore this town of Madrid calmly, we recommend you to stay in any of its completely restored rural houses and to taste its gastronomy in the different restaurants, which will offer you the authentic mountain cuisine with its personal touch.
Come to La Hiruela, we are waiting for you!
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