Plaza Mayor, 6 (antiguos lavaderos/old lavatories)
- Tel.: (+34) 91 893 53 23
- Fax: (+34) 91 894 08 87
www.ciudad-chinchon.com (different languages)
- E. mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Although small, (4.700 inhabitants nowadays) Chinchon has seen a number of celebrities. Around 1500 the Queen Isabelle and King Ferdinand (Los Reyes Catholicos) visited the town five times. They were followed by their daughter Jeanne and her husband Philippe le Beau (parents of the emperor Charles V). Around 1600 the famous Spanish author Lope de Vega
wrote a comedy when staying at the old palace of the counts. Not to forget the counts of Chinchon themselves.
In 1706 Philippe d'Anjou, grand son of King Louis XIV, was proclaimed king of Spain on the Plaza Mayor of Chinchon under the name of Felipe V. He staid at the "house with the chains" facing the actual Parador. He was followed by his enemy the archduke Carlos of Austria.
Around 1800 the painter Francisco de Goya was staying in the town where he was a direct witness of the massacre by the troops of Napoleon.
In the twentieth century Chinchon has seen film celebrities when scenes of "Around the world in 80 days" with David Niven and Cantinflas were turned here.
Orson Welles liked the place and did situate scenes from his films "For whom the bells toll " and "An immortal history" in the town.
Favorite thing: Check the Weather before the visit.