If you’re looking to get away from Madrid and want to find a place that you can experience a true Castilian town, then head to Chinchón.
Located just 35 minutes southeast of Madrid, this charming town has managed to maintain its charm despite its proximity to the country’s capital.
Once you arrive, head straight to the Plaza Mayor, which is considered one of the most beautiful in the world due to its structural harmony and proportions. This picturesque square is surrounded by three- and four-story houses built in the 15th-17th that have wooden balconies.
Sit at one of the outdoor cafes and take in the beauty of this square, and leave some time in your itinerary to enjoy a traditional Castilian meal at one of the many fine restaurants in town.
Be sure to try the Anís de Chinchón, which is an aniseed liqueur the dates back to the 17th C and is consumed as a drink, or is used as an ingredient in sweets and cakes. For more information on Chinchón, click here.
Photo credit: Ciudad de Chinchón
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