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A Day Through Spain’s Golden Centuries: Literature and Palaces

A Day Through Spain’s Golden Centuries: Literature and Palaces
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13 Hours


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172 km




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Spain had a great splendour during the 15th to 17th centuries, after the reconquest and the subsequent consolidation of the royalty. This period was reflected in the construction of imposing palaces such as Aranjuez, where the kings rested in the spring.
It also highlighted the literary part, in the so-called Spanish Golden Age, a period where art and the Castilian language had a great development, with Miguel de Cervantes as one of the greatest exponents. This route will have stops in cities near Madrid where this brilliant period of the country is remembered.
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  • Stroll through the gardens of the palace of Aranjuez.
  • Take pictures with the scenic main square in Chinchon.
  • Relive the story of the writer Miguel de Cervantes.

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Three Places to Discover Near Madrid
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Three Places to Discover Near Madrid

The day's route leads to the southwest of Madrid, travelling through three of the towns with the most history and a special charm. The first stop is in Aranjuez, with its palace and gardens as the main attraction. Afterwards, a visit to one of the most beautiful villages in the outskirts of Madrid, Chinchón. Finally, the story of Miguel de Cervantes, author of Don Quixote de la Mancha, awaits you in Alcalá de Henares.
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