Aranjuez & Chinchon (1 Day)
It will take about 45 minutes from Madrid to Aranjuez.
You will start your tour in Aranjuez, a municipality of Madrid, also a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Discover the beauty of this Royal City, which is part of the Cultural Landscape of the World Heritage, is a real privilege and a jewel that should not be missed.
Upon arrival at the extraordinary Palace of Aranjuez, we will visit the luxurious rooms of the palace before strolling through the elegant Royal Gardens, which inspired the maestro Joaquín Rodrigo when he composed the Concierto de Aranjuez, in 1939.
Then we will continue the journey to Chinchón. Located 45 km from Madrid, Chinchón is distinguished in the distance by its houses clustered and settled in hills. Its characteristic Plaza Mayor stands out, with its wooden balconies and its lintel galleries, which still today serves as a unique bullring. You can also visit the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption (1534-1626), which was sacked and burned by the Napoleonic troops in 1808. The current church was completed in 1828 and is a mixture of Gothic, Plateresque, Renaissance and baroque. The magnificent painting of The Assumption of the Virgin, painted by Goya, is kept inside. Other constructions of interest are: the convent of the Poor Clares, from the 17th century; the Clock Tower, belonging to the old parish church of Nuestra Señora de Gracia and restored in 1856; and the remains of a castle of the XV century, rebuilt between 1590 and 1598 by the III Count of Chinchón and burned also in 1808 by the contingents of Napoleon. In the center of the village the noble houses with coats of arms and the manor houses with beautiful patios and galleries supported by Doric, Ionic, Tuscan columns or with stone bases and right feet with footings attract attention.
During the day, our guide will suggest the best place to take your lunch and to drink the famous anise drink called "chinchón".
After the excursion, our driver will take you back to Madrid.
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