The "Little Kingdom of Patones" offers charming walks, places to eat and sleep, hiking and cycling routes, exhibitions and guided tours, archaeological sites and a wide architectural heritage. We invite you to discover one of the most picturesque villages in Spain, which was declared an Asset of Cultural Interest in 1999.
The charm of Patones de Arriba is a mixture of historical tradition and the discovery of archaeological remains from the Iron and Bronze Ages in the Cueva del Reguerillo de Patones. You can enjoy caving and climbing in this area of great geological value.
You can start your visit in Patones de Abajo, visit the Museum of the geological classroom, located in a place of extraordinary geological value. Outside the museum, we can see a collection of representative rocks of the Sierra Norte. After the visit to the museum, you can go up to Patones de Arriba by the ecological path of El Barranco, a path of just 750 meters in which as we gain altitude we can enjoy a breathtaking landscape.
Strolling through the streets of Patones you will discover an open-air slate museum, the Old Church of San José (which is now the tourist office) provides information on two routes that you can take while you look at the most unique buildings.Enjoy typical Castilian food in one of the restaurants in Patones de Arriba, is one of the corners of the region of Madrid that have become famous for its gastronomy.
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Image credits: © Hugo Fernández. Region of Madrid