UNESCO heritage site
The Community of Madrid has several enclaves that enjoy this cultural distinction, located in Madrid, Alcalá de Henares, Aranjuez and San Lorenzo de El Escorial. We recommend you visit them to understand and enjoy all the richness of the region. Ready to go for a walk through our history?
In Alcalá de Henares, the birthplace of Miguel de Cervantes, the University and its historic centre are World Heritage Sites. In Aranjuez you cannot miss the Royal Palace, built in 1561, while in San Lorenzo de El Escorial, we recommend the Monastery, built in the 16th century, breaking with the architectural norms of the time.
And finally, the capital has just been declared a World Heritage Site with the Landscape of Light, formed by the Paseo del Prado, the first of Europe’s urban tree-lined promenades, the Retiro Park and the Jerónimos neighbourhood. A stroll through the area reveals many historic sites and buildings. Just a few of them are the Palacio de Cibeles, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, the Stock Exchange, the Palace and Ritz hotels, the Royal Botanical Gardens and the Royal Astronomical Observatory. But be sure to experience it first hand to see how long this list is and what it has to show you.
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