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In the southeast is located the region of Las Vegas, an area irrigated by numerous rivers, which surprises us with corners of great architectural, cultural and environmental richness. To get to know it a little better, we propose three unique walks for everyone, in the towns of Perales de Tajuña, Valdelaguna and Villarejo de Salvanés. Wear comfortable clothes, because... we start now!
Lovers of nature and rural areas are in luck, because this week we propose you to discover the southeastern area of the Region of Madrid, through three cultural walks of approximately two hours long.
Accompanied by qualified specialist guides, we will travel back in time exploring this area, while learning part of its history, traditions and culture. Join us on an exciting adventure, and experience a different day in an idyllic setting.
We started in the town of Perales de Tajuña, in a visit directed above all to lovers of the environment and geology. To do so, we will go to the Interpretation Centre located in the refurbished hermitage of San Sebastián, from there, we will walk to the emblematic Risco de las Cuevas, a group of 47 cavities of prehistoric origin, where archaeological remains have been found, which give an answer to who lived there, and why they chose this place to build their homes.
Our second visit takes us to Valdelaguna, a town that offers an important cultural heritage thanks to interesting examples such as the church of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción, the Casa del Cura, the laundry, or the oil mills, although it has also given way to evolution as proof of the modernity of its City Hall, Award of the College of Architects of Madrid. The highlight of the tour will be a visit to the Casa Grande, today's Wine Museum, where we will learn about the tradition and quality of its wines.
Last but not least, we propose you to visit Villarejo de Salvanés, a town founded by the knights of the Order of Santiago, declared a Historic Site since 1974 thanks to its heritage relevance with constructions such as its famous Castle, the Sanctuary and Convent of 'Nuestra Señora de la Victoria de Lepanto', the Parish Church of 'San Andrés Apóstol' or the Casa Tercia, in whose cellar is located the Ethnographic Museum. During the visit, you will be able to access the monuments to know their history, and to round off this day, taking advantage of the quality of the products of the zone (meats, vegetables, oils...), you can always finish the visit tasting its gastronomy in any of its restaurants.
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Image credits: Risco de las Cuevas de Perales de Tajuña © Contexto Gestión Cultural y Comunicación