A visit to this town is highly recommended. It is about 50 km south of Madrid. This old Royal Residence of Aranjuez is one of the most interesting places to discover in the province of Madrid.
Its most splendorous period was the 18th century, under the dynasty of the Bourbons, who were particularly fond of this town and promoted a series of projects that were carried out following the ideas and styles of the Enlightenment Age.
Visitors shouldn’t miss the Royal Palace and its surrounding gardens on the banks of the Tajo river, a great delight that could be compared to the palace of Versailles, on the outskirts of Paris.
Other interesting attractions include Casa del Labrador or “House of the Farmer”, the Museum of Royal Longboats (known as “falúas”, they were light boats, richly embellished, used by the monarchy to sail along the river), San Antonio Church or San Pascual Convent.
Visitors might also wish to visit the nearby, picturesque town of Chinchon, where the medieval spirit has been well preserved in its low houses and cobblestone streets. The heart of this old town is the Plaza Mayor, where we can enjoy delicious food in some of the restaurants around it. It is also worth visiting the viewpoint of the Nuestra Señora de la Asunción Church.