Things to see in the Madrid and surronding area
60 kilometres to the north-east of Madrid, this fabled mountain village—a fine example of the region’s so-called ‘black architecture’—is perfect for a rural break.
The reservoir built in 1955 is the only one in the Madrid Autonomous Region in which swimming and water sports are permitted.
In a remote location at the northern border of the Madrid Autonomous Region and immune to the passing of time, this lovely village of 50 inhabitants is the perfect choice for a weekend break in a rural, unspoilt landscape.
El Real Sitio y Villa de Aranjuez, el espacio de recreo preferido de Felipe II y de los reyes Borbones, es una escapada imprescindible.
What was once the capital of the kingdom—just an hour from Madrid—is a mediaeval city with a wealth of artistic heritage in which the Christian, Jewish and Muslim traditions are found side by side.
Segovia is one of the most popular and most recommended places for a short break from Madrid. History, art and cuisine are its very best attributes.
If you love skiing, near Madrid you will find Puerto de Navacerrada, Valdesquí, La Pinilla, Navafría and the SnowZone.
Peñalara Natural Park is situated within the Sierra de Guadarrama National Park and is perfect for hiking and climbing.