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Getaway to… Aranjuez

Come to Aranjuez, a town in the Region of Madrid, which makes an ideal destination to escape from the hustle and bustle of the big city owing to its perfect combination of nature, history and culture. Take a journey in time on the occasion of the Mutiny Festivities or travel in the famous Strawberry Train. Don't think it twice and discover all the things Aranjuez offers.

Getaway to the town of Aranjuez, located between the Tagus and Jarama rivers just 49 kilometers from Madrid, and let be captivated by its Cultural Landscape that was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 2001, and the old town declared a Historic-Artistic Site 1983.

If you are decided to visit us, do not miss the Fiestas del Motín from the 4th to the 7th September, declared International Touristic Interest since 2014 and National Interest since 1990. Share with the locals an unbelievable travel back in time, which is celebrated to pay tribute to the historical events, which took place during the year 1808. The habitants, dressed with period costumes interpret on the original sites, the abdication of the king of Spain Charles IV in favour of his soon Ferdinand VII and the fall of Godoy. You will relive the Assault of the Godoy Palace, its imprisonment in the municipal dungeons while his fabulous possessions are burning by fabulous fireworks session. Participate to the Pirate Rest in Tajo, which remains the antique means of transportation of the river, with vessels realized by the neighbours. Have fun during these celebrations thanks to the different activities proposed as the musical performances, bull show or children attractions in the fairground. http://turismomadrid.es/es/descubre/aranjuez.html?id=108
Explore the rich landscapes of the city characterized by a wide diversity of flora and fauna, thanks to the Strawberry Train realistically recreating the railway line of the nineteenth century between Madrid and Aranjuez, a unique experience. During the trip you can taste the real strawberries Aranjuez, arrival and go over the Royal Palace of Aranjuez, and even Felucca Museum located in the Prince's Garden.

On the other hand, you will find in Aranjuez, a set of royal residences. In the interiors of the Royal Palace you can know the rich history of the Spanish monarchy and the decorative arts of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Stroll through the Garden of Prince where it's located the Casa del Labrador, a beautiful neoclassical building whose construction was promoted by Carlos IV. Do not leave the town without visiting its monumental and bicentennial 'Real Plaza de Toros' current headquarters of the Bullfighting Museum.

Aranjuez has much to offer, so what are you waiting for?

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