December 9 2021

Visit Chinchón: discover the secrets of this beautiful village (so close to Madrid)

Located in the plain of the Tajuña River, it is only a few kilometers away from Madrid, and its beautiful Plaza Mayor graces the cover of the official guide ‘The Most Beautiful Villages of Spain 2020’. We encourage you to visit Chinchón, if you haven’t done it already, to learn about its history, culture, gastronomy and much more. Fancy a visit?

Tourism in Chinchón has grown incredibly, especially in recent years. Finally, this jewel is truly being discovered and appreciated by visitors from all ove the world. Strolling through its streets you get immediately an idea of the beauty it embodies, thanks to its buildings, its landscape and the wonderful colors that complement the picture.

The urban center was declared a Historic Artistic Site in 1974. In it, the incredible Plaza Mayor, scene of historical events such as the acclamation of Philip V, and improvised film set on countless occasions, makes you feel time stood still.

Take advantage of your visit to see, among other interesting spots, the Monasterio de los Agustinos-Parador de Turismo, the Castillo de los Condes, the church of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción (where you can admired a painting by Goya), the Casa de la Cadena (where King Felipe V stayed), the Centro de Interpretación or the Torre del Reloj (Clock Tower).

We suggest you enjoy the natural spaces in the area near Chinchón. Visit Valdezarza, a recreational area surrounded by a beautiful Mediterranean forest, or the lagoons of San Juan, Casasola and San Galindo. The San Juan lagoon is the most important and characteristic wetland of Chinchón, and one of the largest natural bird reserves in the Community of Madrid.

You should also visit the only area of Chinchón part of the Southeast Regional Park: the Pingarrón, located in the lower course of the Jarama and Manzanares rivers, a paradise for lovers of nature.

You can not leave this picturesque village without tasting its gastronomy, typical Castilian food of quality adapted to modern times, to surprise the most demanding foodies.

Roasted lamb, suckling pig and kid occupy a privileged place in most of its restaurants, but we cannot forget other traditional dishes such as garlic soup, stew and stew of vigil and pepitoria. We should also mention garden products: garlic, beans, peas, artichokes, chard, chinchoneras beans. You can see here a complete list of Chinchón restaurants.

If there is one product that has brought fame to Chinchón, that is aniseed. Since the 18th century the virtues of this liquor have been well known, enriched with matalahúga seeds, that help bring its characteristic flavor.

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