Turismo Madrid

 

Ruta de las Esculturas en Puebla de la Sierra

If you still don't know the town of Puebla de la Sierra in Madrid, we invite you to visit a very special exhibition of sculpture that host in the open air, surrounded by lush pine forests intermingled with native oak trees. Created thanks to the 'El Valle de los Sueños' initiative, it's an authentic treasure that receives new sculptures every two years.

In the middle of the Sierra del Rincón, declared as a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in June 2005, is located the Madrid village of Puebla de la Sierra, perhaps one of the less inhabited municipalities of the Region of Madrid, but whose beauty will catch you at first sight.

After walking through its slate streets and traditional style, we suggest you to make a route of low difficulty around the municipality. It's the Museum of Sculptures created in the middle of nature in 2005 thanks to the initiative known as 'El Valle de los Sueños'.

This sculptural park has a successful start in 2005, and in its inauguration it was composed of 35 sculptures distributed by different points of the route, obtained through donations, some of them by the sculptor Federico Eguía, main promoter of this project, although currently the number of works has increased reaching up to one hundred.

Every two years, biennials are organized, in which all those sculptors who wish to participate are invited to submit a maximum of two works. In case of being winners they will be part of this exhibition for two years and may sell or even donate their work.

You can take advantage of your stay in the town to visit the 'Museum of Drawing, Graphic Arts and Contemporary Japanese Work', the first in Spain that houses contemporary Japanese painting, and where you can see original works by artists such as Picasso or Barceló among others, as well as drawings and sketches of Alejo Vera and Estaca that date from the year 1834.

More info: Puebla de la Sierra