The Easter holidays represent a magnificent opportunity to know the surroundings of the city of Madrid.
The possibility of making short trips of a single day and in just one hour of travel offers a wide range of options for those who wish to take advantage of the occasion and discover new places.
Enjoy the excellent cuisine of the area, walk through high mountain landscapes, visit protected urban centers or raise your Instagram account to the top with enviable photos … We give you several proposals for all tastes and pockets. Take note and enjoy the Holy week Madrid 2019 !
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Patones, a paradise of stone and slate 60 km from Madrid
Patones, in the Jarama catchment area, is an emblematic place in the Sierra Norte de Madrid and a ideal getaway for lovers of rural tourism and outdoor sports.
It is because of the beauty of its urban structure, extremely careful, made of stone, slate and wood, declared a historical site in 1999; but also for the beauty of the natural landscape that surrounds its population nucleus.
The proximity of the El Atazar reservoir, the cave engravings of the Cueva del Reguerillo or the former dam of the Pontón de la Oliva are other attractions of this small town, especially visited by lovers of climbing, historically attracted by the corners so coveted that it keeps the municipal term.
Buitrago de Lozoya, medieval heritage one hour from Madrid
Another hour by car from the capital we find Buitrago de Lozoya, a town that attracts attention for its great walls, which can be seen from the A1 just before arriving and reflect its silhouette on the Lozoya River, leaving us with a beautiful photograph.
The escape to Buitrago has several architectural gems , including the church of Santa María del Castillo, in Gothic style; the castle of the Mendoza and the Picasso Museum – Collection of Eugenio Arias .
They are highly recommended, in addition, dramatized visits organized from the Tourist Office every weekend to make known the medieval town and, of course, the excellent midday menus offered by various restaurants in the municipality based on steak, vegetables of season, the famous jews and roasts.
San Martín de Valdeiglesias, a magical garden on the outskirts of Madrid
One hour east by car from the capital of Madrid, San Martín de Valdeiglesias is located, a municipality that has become a summer destination of reference for its proximity to the San Juan reservoir, which attracts numerous bathers and lovers of water activities and water sports during the summer months.
However, Holy Week offers another more appropriate visit for this time of year: El Bosque Encantado, a getaway to Botanical garden and unique plant sculpture park in Europe .
In this peculiar natural space live more than 500 plant species, waterfalls, impossible mazes and dream houses. Without a doubt, a magnificent plan to enjoy with the family and not stop taking photos.
Cervezas La Virgen, visit the heart of a craft beer in Madrid
And here is a different plan for those who are looking for new sensations.
Craft beers are fashionable in Madrid. There are more and more small producers who are betting on a new way of understanding this drink (more personal, more innovative, more traditional) with so many followers. So, nothing better than a trip to one of the most reputable breweries of craft beer in Madrid to get an idea of the pull that has the independent brewing world in the Autonomous Community of Madrid.
We propose a guided tour of the facilities of Cervezas La Virgen , in Las Rozas, just over half an hour from the center of the Madrid capital.
Hand in hand with their team, you can learn the authentic way of brewing traditional, based only on natural ingredients, besides being able to taste its variety of famous beers.
Book a tour for you and your friends or family through their website and enjoy a different day at Semana Santa Madrid 2019 .
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