Autumn, without a doubt, is a perfect time to go out and enjoy the countryside, because it is not very cold yet and there is still enough light during the day to take advantage of it and go for a good walk.
Visiting Madrid in autumn allows us to appreciate the colors that the trees give to the streets and fields.
Today we want to recommend these places to visit and that are unforgettable excursions.
El Hayedo de Montejo
This site is so beautiful that El Hayedo de Montejo has the official classification of Natural Site of National Interest, in 2017 UNESCO declared El Hayedo de Montejo, Natural Heritage of Humanity.
It has 222 hectares with a maximum altitude of approximately 1,600 meters and is surrounded by spectacular flora and fauna.
In order to visit this natural area, it is necessary to book a ticket to be able to visit it and even the number of visits per day is restricted, our recommendation is that you plan ahead so that you can visit this natural space.
It is located in the foothills of the Sierra de Ayllón and belongs to the Madrid municipality of Montejo de la Sierra.
It is full of imposing beeches whose orange tones in autumn make it one of the most beautiful groves in the region.
Tickets can only be obtained online on the website www.sierradelrincon.org.
If you wish to contact the Sierra del Rincón Biosphere Reserve Information Center:
- Contact phone: 91 869 70 58
- Telephone service hours: from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- Address: C/ Real 64, Montejo de la Sierra, Madrid
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
El valle de La Barranca
The Valle de la Barranca is located at the foot of the Bola del Mundo and La Maliciosa, it is one of the most interesting landscape enclaves of the Sierra de Guadarrama National Park that belongs to the town of Navacerrada.
If you are one of those who dare to go hiking, you will find several reservoirs, lumberjack trails, streams and even an old Sanatorium that was the setting for several horror movies. Do not forget to stop at the Las Canchas viewpoint to take the obligatory photo.
This beautiful hiking route is of great ecological interest and suitable for everyone, if you walk it completely it will be about 11 km with an estimated duration of 4 hours.
One of the Royal Sites of the Spanish monarchy since Felipe II named it in 1560, likewise, it has had the title of Villa since 1899. For this reason it is known as Royal Site and Villa de Aranjuez.
Declared a World Heritage Cultural Landscape by UNESCO in 2001.
Its privileged location around the Tagus and Jarama rivers is what made this municipality the place chosen by Felipe II to spend the spring months, a custom that his successors would continue, modeling the city to his liking with the help of architects such as Francesco Sabatini or Juan de Villanueva.
You can enjoy several gardens, monuments, among which is the Royal Palace, you can not miss the places to eat and eat tapas.
Patones de Arriba
Patones was a small village that had its origin around the 16th century, so forgotten and distant that it came to have its own king, a kind of mayor with higher powers.
In the 1990s, Patones de Arriba was declared an Asset of Cultural Interest, which made it very popular and has survived to this day as a tourist attraction in the Sierra de Madrid.
There is much to do and see in Patones de Arriba in one day, which is one of the most beautiful and visited towns in the entire Community of Madrid.
It is a perfect excursion for the whole family, where you can enjoy the black architecture, with slate stone as the main construction element, take a hiking route or eat like a king.
Its cobbled streets, its famous slate houses and its surroundings framed by mid-mountain landscapes, for this reason it is considered one of the most picturesque and charming towns in Spain.
El Castañar de Rozas de Puerto Real
Located in the Sierra Oeste de Madrid, in the eastern hills of the Sierra de Gredos, the largest chestnut forest in the Community of Madrid finds its ideal habitat, in the municipality of Las Rozas de Puerto Real.
This chestnut grove is ideal for exploring with the family, as it is crossed by a route of wide paths and few slopes. It has centuries-old specimens, between 20 and 30 meters high, and if you visit it at the right time you will see how the ground is full of chestnuts, perfect for roasting in the colder months.
There is a barbecue area with a small lake and a grassy esplanade where the little ones can play anything without worries.
Well, here we leave you these 5 places to visit Madrid in autumn, we hope you can make the most of this season.
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