Chinchón, a town 45 km southeast of the capital city of Madrid in the Autonomous Community of Madrid, is one of the destinations in the region that most tourist attractions offer. Walking along its streets, enjoying its landscapes and sampling its local products immerse you into an ancient legend. The town restaurants give us the opportunity of tasting this varied gastronomy that ranges from delicious Spanish tapas, meat roasted in wood-fired oven, to the most appetizing pastry, amongst other things.
Chinchón is also a town with a special geographical situation which allows you to visit other municipalities within the Comarca de las Vegas area, such as Aranjuez, Colmenar de Oreja, or cities such as Toledo, Cuenca, Madrid…
From the first human settlements in Neolithic times to the present day, Chinchón has experienced the influence of different cultures and constant interactions with royalty.
In 1739 the city earns the title of “Very Noble and Very Loyal”, and in 1974 was declared “Historic-Artistic Site”.
No doubt, the medieval square Plaza Mayor is the most remarkable feature, not to mention the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption with the painting of “The Assumption of the Virgin” painted by Francisco de Goya.
Other buildings of interest to visit are the Clock Tower, the Lope de Vega Theater, the Parador de Turismo, the Hermitage of Our Lady of Compassion, the Counts’ Castle…
But Chinchón also boasts natural areas such as the Laguna de San Juan, Fauna Refuge area protected by Community of Madrid, Laguna de Casa Sola and San Galindo. There are also numerous scenery areas with water fountains and laundry places such as Valdezarza, Valquejigoso or Fuente Pata.