Visiting Aranjuez is one of the best plans that exist, both to complete a getaway to the capital and for those who live there and want a change of scenery for a few hours. It is not only one of the most important towns in the Community, also one of the most beautiful. And we cannot forget that Aranjuez was declared UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001 since it houses a real past that leaves indelible traces.

The Strawberry Train restarts its journey at the end of March and ticket sales are now available

For the day to be complete and start at the top, the best option is to arrive to Aranjuez by train. And now that we’re trying to make it a unique trip, it’s better to book in the Strawberry Train, which will begin operating at the end of March and ticket sales are now available.

It is a historic train that continues to remember the route of the first railway in the Community of Madrid. It was built in 1851 at the request of Isabel II with the idea of ​​uniting the capital with the Royal Palace of Aranjuez, his resting place. Today it follows the same layout and the same aesthetics. But, to make it even more attractive, during the trip some actors liven up the trip and, on the way back, it is the famous strawberries that sweeten the way.

Detail of the train station in Aranjuez.
Detail of the train station in Aranjuez.

One step away from the palace

Another advantage of traveling by train is that you don’t get lost. its beautiful neo-Mudejar style station, so characteristic for its red brick. From there to the Royal Palace it is only a short walk of about ten minutes. Before reaching the palace you have to walk through its extensive gardens, true paradise for lovers of nature and landscape architecture. The favorite is always the Prince’s Garden, Known for its ornamental fountains and its geometric design that conveys so much tranquility and peace. Furthermore, the Island Garden, Surrounded by the waters of the Tagus River, it will soon be filled with flowers and will be the most photogenic place of this getaway.

Royal Palace of Aranjuez.
Royal Palace of Aranjuez.

The great protagonist

The star of Aranjuez is its Royal Palace. It was in the 16th century when the Spanish royal family discovered the charm of this place and decided to make it their summer retreat. Philip II I ordered it built. With Charles III He lived his time of greatest splendor and with Isabel II It underwent the latest changes, which is why it is from this period that most of the furniture and decoration is preserved.

In the 16th century, the Spanish royal family discovered the charm of this place and decided to make it their summer retreat.

Their imposing halls and luxurious gardens Today they continue to reflect the opulence of the dynasties that inhabited it and there were almost three hundred years during which Aranjuez was the favorite place of the kings and their court. To get to know it, there is a schedule that may interest you: Wednesday and Sunday from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., when access is free.

Passadiços do Penedo Furado.

The route along wooden walkways to beautiful waterfalls in Portugal

The Tagus River as it passes through Aranjuez.
The Tagus River as it passes through Aranjuez.

The most original boat

For years Aranjuez has been known as the orchard of Madrid. And part of the wealth of those fertile lands are owed to the waters of the Tagus, that cross the town and allow us to enjoy another interesting activity: sailing through its waters. And if you are looking for something different, reserve the option of navigate more your Escape Room game, in which you will have to add clues and with which it will be much more fun.

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