Destinations to discover in the Community of Madrid

Summer is over, but this does not have to mean the end of the fun. There will be those who think that with all the work and the return to school little can be done from September. But nothing is further from reality, the Madrid's community for example it offers many corners in which to get lost and for which a great weekend is not necessary. In fact in a single weekend You can visit many of these places.

Are you one of those who believe that the fun ended in September? Discover these corners in the Community of Madrid where enjoy with your family and discover that September can be the beginning of a new period of enjoyment and travel where the last thing you're going to complain about is the boredom.


Corners in the Community of Madrid

1.- Temple of Debod. Well known by all, even by those who reside outside the Community of Madrid. But have you really visited the Temple of Debod? A unique testimony of the history of ancient Egypt that has one of the best views of Madrid and where you can enjoy a beautiful sunset.

2. Parque del Capricho. If you are looking for a specific plan for the weekend, this park is your choice since it only opens these days. Get carried away by its routes and absract yourself from the big city in the Parque del Capricho, one of the most beautiful corners of Madrid that will undoubtedly have fun for you and your loved ones.


3.- Muslim Wall. Few know that in the vicinity of the Almudena Cathedral is the Emir Mohamed I, where the remains of a Muslim wall that reminds of that Madrid of the time in which Al-Andalus was the great empire that dominated the world.

4.- Hermitage of San Antonio de la Florida. A priori this small hermitage that is in the vicinity of the Manzanares River may seem a visit that is not as interesting as others. However, within its walls are resting the remains of Goya, one of the best painters in Madrid and few people know that his remains are in the Hermitage of San Antonio de la Florida.


5.- Platform Zero. The subway is something that is currently used a lot, but it is not an invention of the new times. In fact there are many decades in which this medium has led to Madrid and other citizens through the underground tunnels. Find out what a subway station was like in the 1950s and see how much this public transport system has changed.

6.- Square of Dos de Mayo. Symbol of the victory of the Spanish people in front of the French and waiting at the beginning of the Paseo del Prado. However, few people know that this monument is located in Madrid and where the same flame has been lit since this venue was inaugurated.

7.- Castle of Manzanares el Real. One of the best preserved buildings of antiquity of that time. Give yourself the opportunity to know how life was in past centuries and know the coexistence within the walls of a castle of the Modern Age. In addition this town also invites you to make hiking trails in which to contact nature, we advise you to go with comfortable clothes on this visit.

8.- Birthplace of Cervantes. Know the house that saw the birth of possibly the symbol of the letters in Spain. At a distance that you can travel in Cercanías, visit the point where one of the most important figures of literature in our country began.

9.- Train the Strawberry Did you know that in the Community of Madrid you can travel as a passenger of a 19th century train? Yes, the Railway Museum offers you this magnificent opportunity, although for misfortunes only for a few days a year. A ticket for this train may seem somewhat expensive, since it costs 30 euros for adults and 15 for children from 4 to 12 years. However, this ticket also includes a tasting of strawberries in the car and the possibility of visiting the Royal Palace of Aranjuez, destination of this vintage train.

10.-Monastery of San Lorenzo del Escorial. We close this list just as we opened it, with a corner that despite being so famous, surely few will have visited. The Monastery of San Lorenzo del Escorial, where all the kings of Spain rest from the time of Felipe II. Besides being the royal chapel of Spanish royalty, this building is one of the most beautiful examples of architecture in Spain.

Damián Montero

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