HISTORY AND HERITAGE OF THE VALLEY OF JARAMA
Wonders of the Jarama; Patones and Torrelaguna
A complete break in the wonderful landscape of the Vega del Jarama, contrasts and transition between mountain and plain area. In the fertile plain of a young rio Jarama, rainfed and irrigated crops forged two important populations Patones and Torrelaguna. The two towns are part of the VILLAS in MADRID, Recognizing their Cultural Heritage, while preserving its rural authenticity.
The legend says that during the Napoleonic invasion, the French army spent long by Patones and did not, due to its location behind a hill and which is accessed by a ravine, they failed to see the village.
This tells us much about this population that due to their situation of isolation has preserved its original architecture of stone, Slate, wood, Adobe and clay, Arabic, its network of streets and a wealth of traditional elements such as dry stone walls, sources or bridges…
A guided tour will lead us through the streets and the history of this town's appearance very careful and declared well
After the visit we drove to the village of Torrelaguna. After recharge in a restaurant, a guided tour will draw us into this town birthplace of Cardinal Cisneros.T orrelaguna has a great historical and cultural wealth, declared a historic-artistic site, It contains a valuable cultural and architectural heritage; from the Plaza Mayor, where is located the old granary which today serves as the Town Hall and the Church of Sta. Maria Magdalena built between the S. 15th-17TH and a great benchmark for the Madrid Gothic.
In addition, It has other artistic jewels such as the old defensive wall from the 14th century, the belfry of the Franciscan monastery, the Hermitage of Nuestra Señora de la Soledad, San Sebastian and San Miguel Arcángel, or the former Hospital of the Holy Trinity, from the 10th century.
30 € per person. Transportation not included.
45 € per person for groups (min. 20 Pax) It includes bus.
Possibility to extend the experience in one or two
days combined with the previous experience.
Guided visit to the whole of the village of Patones de Arriba, food in Torrelaguna, and guided visit to the historic - artistic torrelaguna. Shuttle bus (only for groups, minimum 20 people).
All audiences, couples, families, friends. Organized groups (minimum 20 people); Retired, Students, Associations... Not suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Throughout the year.
Throughout the year.
Clothes & footwear comfortable and appropriate to the time of the year.
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