You must book a place to eat otherwise you will not have a place to park your car and at the entry you might have to pay 5,00 to park your car and "make a last minute reservation" which may not be really confirmed by the staff at the restaurants.
Aranjuez is a municipality of the Community of Madrid. It was declared a Royal Site in 1560 by Philip II, and a town in 1859. It's crossed by the Tagus and Jarama Rivers, and was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2001. It's worth it to visit this town. It has a royal palace that houses an interesting museum, and the grounds are very extensive and beautifully maintained. The area's restaurants are strong and tasty, and there are great hotels to stay in.
The best thing you can do in Chinchon is to get lost in its streets, here you will find shops (sweet anise is typical of the area) mesons and a number of lodgings with a very special charm. Chinchon was declared a Historical Site in 1974.
Only 50 kilometers from the capital, is the unique town of San Lorenzo de El Escorial. We all know of the famous monastery. But few know the natural setting and magnificent views that can be enjoyed from the routes around the area. You can hire a bike or buggy to explore the area, providing a unique and effortless way to enjoy the surroundings of this royal site in a differnt way. There are eight predefined paths and the possibility of making your own route. Come and meet us at the Floridablanca 1 kiosk and enjoy a wonderful experience.
Just a few words to thank Aierim who, despite being a few hours from Madrid, was dedicated to exploring the surrounding towns. It's a real shame that the day we visited Buitrago de Lozoya we had such bad weather and the city walls were closed. I have put up a few pictures that turned out badly because of the bad weather. I sincerely hope that you like them.
El Atazar is one of the most beautiful villages in the Madrid region. Located in a unique environment only a few kilometers from the Atazar Reservoir, the town offers visitors a truly singular landscape. The downside is it that the only public transportation is from Torrelaguna, so a vehicle is required if you want to visit. Of all the towns I've visited in the Community of Madrid, El Atazar is the one that most recalls the area's tradition of farming and rural life. Ideal for a few relaxing days in the countryside.