WORLD HERITAGE BY TRAIN
Very close to the capital are the towns of Aranjuez, San Lorenzo de El Escorial and Alcalá de Henares, declared World Heritage Sites. A recognition that makes them unique, and which is one more reason to discover them. This week we remind you how to travel to any of them in a very original way: tourist trains. Travel back in time and travel through our region on board its trains. Let's start!
Príncipe Pío station is the departure point for this wooden train, which, since its inauguration by Queen Isabel II on 9 February 1851, has been transporting fruit grown in the orchards of the Tajo and Jarama rivers. It currently travels from the Madrid station to the Royal Site of Aranjuez, an ideal opportunity to get to know this town.
You will be able to choose between the 5 proposed itineraries and taste the authentic Aranjuez strawberry during the trip. This year, as a novelty, special activities will take place on the third Saturday of May in collaboration with the 'Festival de Música Antigua de Aranjuez'. Visiting the Royal Palace, the Casa del Labrador or the Museum of Falúas has never been so easy, are you up for it?
Philip II Train
Delve into history on board the Felipe II train, which also leaves from Príncipe Pío station and will take you to San Lorenzo de El Escorial. During the journey you can enjoy the beauty of the scenery while you learn about the customs of the time in an entertaining way.
With different tourist packages that will allow you to explore the town and its monuments, you will be captivated by the majesty and colossal dimensions of its monastery. A visit you are sure not to forget.
Last but not least, don't miss the opportunity to travel to Alcalá de Henares on board the Cervantes train. This is a unique opportunity to discover the history of the city where the author of Don Quixote de la Mancha was born, from Atocha station to the town of Alcalá de Henares.
During the tour, Don Quixote himself will surprise you with his ideas, and once you arrive at your destination you will be able to explore Alcalá and its most interesting corners. Over the next few days, the dates on which you will be able to travel will be announced, so stay tuned to our agenda!
Three periods, three trains, three destinations - you decide!
More information: To Madrid's World Heritage Site by train
Credits Image: Strawberry Train © Fundación de los Ferrocarriles Españoles