Comunidad de Madrid Travel Guide

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Comunidad de Madrid Highlights

  • Pro
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     Many people speak English and well comunicated 

  • Con
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     Natural areas are increasingly threatened 

  • In a nutshell
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     The best city for going out. 

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Madrid

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San Lorenzo de El Escorial

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Aranjuez

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54,171,7

Alcalá de Henares

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33,93,19

Chinchón

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47,114,6

El Escorial

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13,59,0

Mejorada del Campo

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10,13,0

Villarejo de Salvanés

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8,19,0

Manzanares el Real

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Alcorcón

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3,7,7

Torrelaguna

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1,4,0

Navacerrada

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2,35,3

Los Molinos

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2,3,0

El Pardo

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4,11,0

Becerril de la Sierra

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5,8,0

Madrid

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  • Plaza Mayor

    Madrid Things to Do

    The Plaza Mayor was built during the Habsburg period and is a central plaza in the city of Madrid, Spain. It is just a few hundred meters from another famous plaza, the Puerta del Sol. The Plaza Mayor is rectangular in shape and measures 129 by 94 meters, and is surrounded by residential buildings of four floors with 237 balconies overlooking the...

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  • Hotel Atlantico

    Madrid Hotels

    With most four-star hotels in Madrid (and throughout Western Europe) charging US$400 or more, the...

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  • Museo del Jamon

    Madrid Restaurants

    lovely cuisine of Spain, where the ham and pig is king. It has branches in the city, the most known to visitors is at Gran Via. the ambiance is very nice if a bit touristic for my local taste. lived there for four years,and still with family. However, for visitors is a must at least once. Many do come back again and again. hams any cut.

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San Lorenzo de El Escorial

  • The Monastery

    San Lorenzo de El Escorial Things to Do

    For those who haven't seen Mafra, in Portugal, the size of the monastery impresses at first sight. Funny, the similarities between these two churches: Huge, some kilometers out of the capital, totally dominating their home towns, however, they differ in style and history. Well, accept my challenge and read about it in Escorial , for instance, in my...

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  • Hotel Posada Don Jaime

    San Lorenzo de El Escorial Hotels

    San Anton No. 24, San Lorenzo de El Escorial, 28200, Spain

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Pilgrimages

    San Lorenzo de El Escorial Local Customs

    I don't know if it is common, or I just had luck, but I watched in Escorial a very interesting parade. Clearly, it was the real people, here and there with very naif details, but always with the Spanish garb.It's interesting to check when do they happen, this pilgrimages.

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Aranjuez

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  • Palacio Real - Royal Palace Interior

    Aranjuez Things to Do

    The interior of the Palacio Real of Aranjuez is well worthwhile to be visited. There are two tours possible: the "Salones Oficiales" official rooms and in addition the private rooms.We visited the official rooms which were nicely decorated.As the palace burned twice in the 17th c. and was each time rebuilt the décor is mainly from the 18th and 19th...

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  • NH Principe de la Paz

    Aranjuez Hotels

    C/ San Antonio 22, Aranjuez, Madrid, 28300, Spain

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Palacio Real - King's Palace main...

    Aranjuez Things to Do

    Let's start the visit by the west side and the beautiful U-shaped facade surrounding the courtyard. The palace combines the elegant white stone and red brick. The palace was begun under Philip II and was a recreational estate. Although the architects Juan Bautista de Toledo and Juan de Herrera were those in charge of the austere Escorial palace,...

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Alcalá de Henares

  • University of Alcala (Colegio Mayor San...

    Alcalá de Henares Things to Do

    The University of Alcala's origins date back to 1293, when King Sancho IV of Castile created a school in Alcala de Henares. Under Cardinal Cisneros, this school was granted full university status in 1499, which makes it one of the oldest universities in the world, and was named "Universitas Complutensis". Five faculties were then established: Arts...

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  • Parador de Alcala de Henares

    Alcalá de Henares Hotels

    Colegios, 8, Alcala De Henares, 28801, Spain

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Palacio Laredo

    Alcalá de Henares Things to Do

    If you travel to Alcala by train, you'll most probably walk by the Palacio Laredo and it's impossible not to notice its very unique style of architecture. The house was designed by Manuel Laredo y Ordoño for himself - he simply wanted his house to stand out, and I guess we can all agree that he succeeded! His idea was to include all of the Spanish...

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Chinchón

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  • LA "REAL PLAZA DE TOROS DE CHINCHÓN"

    Chinchón Things to Do

    Many large or small towns in Spain have a Plaza de Torros or arena for bullfights but Chinchon has one in the very old way that means the Plaza Mayor itself.It is called the "Royal Bullring of Chinchon".The bullfighting tradition in Chinchon goes back for several centuries.The season starts in July to end in October. During that period the sand,...

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  • Parador de Chinchon

    Chinchón Hotels

    The Parador of Chinchon is located in a magnificent convent of the 17th c., the church of which is...

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  • Castle of the Counts of Chinchon

    Chinchón Things to Do

    The first 15th century castle belonged to the Cabrera family. Totally different from the present one it was damaged during a popular uprising in 1521.Later the remains were demolished and a new castle was build at the end of the 16th c. by Count Diego de Cabrera on the same site using materials taken from the old castle.In 1705 it suffered from the...

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El Escorial

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  • El Escorial Palace

    El Escorial Things to Do

    El Escorial was founded in the 16th century by Philip II of Spain. It incorporates a church, a monastery, a school, and a famous library, and reflects the deeply pious outlook of its founder. The vast complex, said to contain 160 km of corridors, was constructed between 1563 and 1584. Philip's intention was to build a royal burial place for the...

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  • to and from the monastery

    El Escorial Transportation

    If you don't feel like walking up to the monastery and if you're taking the train from Madrid, take the bus that departs right outside the train station. It takes about 5 mins to get to monastery for EUR1.10. Before you reach the bus stop at the town center, watch out for the monastery on your left hand side. From the bus stop you will have to walk...

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  • beware of poop!

    El Escorial Warnings and Dangers

    This area leading to the monastery seems to be a favorite place of dog walkers as there's poop everywhere!

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Mejorada del Campo

  • Beware your steps

    Mejorada del Campo Warnings and Dangers

    Even though there have been no accidents so far (he is the only worker, except in summers when he accepts architecture students helping him), you must be careful when you visit the place, as it is still under construction and dangers are everywhere!

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  • By bus or car

    Mejorada del Campo Transportation

    Though Mejorada is located not far from Barajas airport (you can see the planes passing by every few minutes) there is no easy public transport from there (maybe a taxi).The best way to get there is to take the R3 road from Madrid or a public Bus (341) from Plaza de Casal Square.

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  • 44 years

    Mejorada del Campo Things to Do

    He has been working in this project a lifetime, 44 years, and won't probably see the end of it, as he is 82 years old now. Nevertheless he keeps getting up early for his daily work and practically lives for it.And after him? You never know, but he left all this to the Catholic Church...

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Villarejo de Salvanés

Manzanares el Real

  • BUS

    Manzanares el Real Transportation

    You can get a bus from the Plaza de Castilla metro. It comes every 30 min and costs E3. when you come out of the metro the space between the two leaning towers is a bus station. Go to the "Anden" where a bus for Manzanares stops. buses are comfortable enough, and run through satellite towns before you get to Manzanares. You will see the castle on...

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  • Castle

    Manzanares el Real Things to Do

    The beautiful castle of Mazanares el Real was built in the XV century, and has been continuously maintained since. This castle looks like a fantasy creation of more recent times, but it is the real thing.

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  • La Pedriza

    Manzanares el Real Off The Beaten Path

    La Pedriza is one of the most interesting crags in Spain though it has not been very popular last years. The technical slabs are old fashioned and climbers usually preffer overhanging limestone routes. The old and sometimes deteriorated bolts contribute to this fact. It is a granite crag with more than 2000 routes both sport and traditional....

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Alcorcón

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  • TRANSPORT, HOME AND BREWERIES!

    Alcorcón Things to Do

    When friends come home to visit me, they always like more beers places next to my home than my own home.Now, things are changing: they arrive by Metro, and when they go out from the station, walking only 20 steps, the come into Gambrinus Brewery, and fun starts.In the picture, you can discover me in front of Metro Station, the building where I...

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  • NH Alcorcon

    Alcorcón Hotels

    Avda Europa 2 Edificio A, Madrid, Madrid, 28920, Spain

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • METRO DE MADRID: LINE 10

    Alcorcón Transportation

    At last, from April 11 (2.003) we can travel from Alcorcón to Madrid Centre by underground. Line 10 is prepared to carry you to Alcorcón in 20 minutes from Plaza de España, so you have the chance to visit me without discussion.As soon as possible, I will include the new map of Line 10.

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Torrelaguna

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    The Patata Bar

    by El_Sueco Written Jan 31, 2004

    This is an old and traditional restaurant, famous for its patata meals (potatoes).
    Founded in 1920.

    Favorite Dish: Tortilla de patatas and a mixed fresh vegetables. Beer.

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Navacerrada

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  • Walking in Navacerrada´s landscape

    Navacerrada Things to Do

    In winter Navacerrada becames a natural paradise where you can walk, read, sky...Now is going to be considerated National Park in Spain (named ´National park of Guadarrama´), that´s why it will be protected for the industry and the ansious builders.The photo shows Lee and the field. My best friends and me could live in December 2004 one day we...

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  • Hotel La Barranca

    Navacerrada Hotels

    Valle De La Barranca, S/N, Navacerrada, 28491, es

    Good for: Couples

  • Playing 'gaita'

    Navacerrada Off The Beaten Path

    One of the things I like to do is playing instruments in then field. Near my village there are many places with enough landscape to feel relaxed and enjoy with music. This is a popular air instrument made by different kinds of wood apart other materials like silver which provides from Celtic times that I have started to learn. Really enjoying my...

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Los Molinos

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  • Arrive at Los Molinos by train

    Los Molinos Transportation

    I think that perhaps by train it's the best way to go from Madrid to Los Molinos. You have to take it at Atocha station, at the center of Madrid. The train that goes to Los Molinos has like destiny Segovia (the C8-B). The prize is around 3,50€(one way) and the travel only takes one hour and 15 minutes.The train station of Los Molinos is 1km away...

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  • Arrive at Los Molinos by train

    Los Molinos Transportation

    I think that perhaps by train it's the best way to go from Madrid to Los Molinos. You have to take it at Atocha station, at the center of Madrid. The train that goes to Los Molinos has like destiny Segovia (the C8-B). The prize is around 3,50€(one way) and the travel only takes one hour and 15 minutes. The train station of Los Molinos is 1km away...

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El Pardo

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  • Visit Seminario Serafico de Misiones

    El Pardo Things to Do

    There is a famous sculpture of Christ, called "El Christo del Pardo". It is considered as one of the finest sculptures of the Spanish statuary.Gregorio Hernandez carved it in Vallodalid, on request by Felipe III, 1605, in memory of the birth of his son Felipe [later Felipe IV].The glass case was made in 1945 by Félix Granda.

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  • Divina Pastora

    El Pardo Things to Do

    This sculpture called "Divina Pastora" is within the Seminario Serafico de Misiones Padres Capuchinos.It was made by Mariano Bellver [1817-1876].

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  • Take another break in El Pardo

    El Pardo Restaurants

    Beautiful location. Many madrileños go here because it is not so hot here in summer, and the air is fresh. This is a restaurant, even a good one I have heard, but I just took a cup of coffe and a "Tarta de Santiago".

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Becerril de la Sierra

  • A stroll around the reservoir

    Becerril de la Sierra Off The Beaten Path

    I have lived in Becerril de la Sierra for a few years now and only recently have I decided to publicise this hidden gem in the Madrid mountains. One of my favourite pursuits is taking a 10-minute up the hill from the village to the reservoir. Set in startlingly breathtaking surroundings, this beauty spot is perfect for lovers of the open air and...

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  • Noche en Vela (Night of Candles)

    Becerril de la Sierra Things to Do

    I recently enjoyed a marvellous night spent in the centre of Becerril de la Sierra in which the whole village was illuminated by candles as part of a special annual festivity. It is called La Noche en Vela or Night of Candles in which the whole village, plus a few tourists, are out on the street in true Spanish fashion enjoying the cool summer...

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  • La Taberna de Becerril - mmm

    Becerril de la Sierra Restaurants

    Our favourite restaurant in Becerril was de Taberna la Becerril, located between the large restaurant on the corner of the crossroads and the small pizza place which only opens in the evenings. If you are staying in the hotel, just walk towards the village for 10-15 minutes and you will find it on your right just before the crossroads. We visited...

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