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Region of Madrid
The Region of Madrid welcomes tourists and visitors with joy, dynamism and a multitude of possibilities to enjoy it freely.
SHINE IN MADRID
Madrid Stand: pavilion 9, IFEMA
Take a deep breath
Nature in the Region of Madrid
Madrid is Nature in its purest form. Less than one hour from the city there is a Natural Park, a World Heritage Beech Forest... Would you like a bike route through almost unknown landscapes? To hike through wild pine forests, birch groves, holly or yew forests? To refresh your senses next to amazing hidden waterfalls; enjoy breath-taking views from our viewpoints; take a dip or practice water sports in some of our reservoirs...? If you want to get away from your routine and breathe some fresh air under the wonderful sky of Madrid, here you have some proposals for adventurers of all kinds: prepare your map, your boots, your backpack or your bike and explore Madrid.
The treasures of Madrid
World Heritage Sites
A crossroads of roads and cultures, the Region of Madrid is a protagonist of universal history, and four enclaves shine with their own light. Alcalá de Henares, the birthplace of Cervantes, awaits you with its medieval streets and squares; its University, the driving force that floods the city with culture; remains from Roman times; the protected natural area of Los Cerros de Alcalá and, in October, the Cervantes Week, a unique cultural and leisure event. On its part, the Monastery and Royal Site of San Lorenzo de El Escorial will make you feel like you are at the court of the great monarchs of our history. Aranjuez, the spring residence of the Bourbons, where in addition to the Palace and its gardens, you will enjoy the natural landscape of the banks of the Tagus River and the historical groves and orchards, which once filled the Court's pantries. And Hayedo de Montejo, an ancient beech grove of unique landscape and ecological richness, at the foot of the Sierra de Ayllón.
The 11 Villages of Madrid
Tradition is the true luxury
Beyond the asphalt and the urban life, the Region of Madrid holds infinite secrets in every one of its villages. True treasures hidden among mountains and valleys, among rivers and centuries-old forests. The essence of the Region of Madrid can be found in the so-called Villas de Madrid (Villages of Madrid), eleven towns where tradition invites you to live experiences with all five senses, eleven unique destinations for the value of their cultural heritage that have managed to preserve their rural authenticity. If for you travelling also means discovering, Manzanares El Real, Patones, San Martin de Valdeiglesias, Torrelaguna, Villarejo de Salvanés, Buitrago de Lozoya, Chinchón, Colmenar de Oreja, Navalcarnero, Nuevo Baztán and Rascafría will be your best bet for an unforgettable trip.
An experience for your senses
An infinite world of flavours and pairings with the excellent wines of Madrid unfolds before your five senses among tapas, Michelin stars, centuries-old recipes and international cuisine specialities. From chocolate with churros to rosquillas tontas y listas (non-coated and coated doughnuts). From cocido (stew) with its three servings or callos a la madrileña (Madrid-style tripe), to the classic patatas bravas (spicy potatoes). But eating in Madrid is much more than that. In Madrid, the most avant-garde innovation coexists with the recipes of its century-old restaurants. Meat and cheese from the Sierra de Guadarrama, honey and beans from the Sierra Norte, garlic and aniseed from Chinchón, strawberries and asparagus from Aranjuez, melons from Villaconejos, oils... And wine, which has managed to create several cultural tourist itineraries around the Wines of Madrid Designation of Origin that cover the main wine-growing areas of the Region of Madrid: San Martín de Valdeiglesias (South-west), Navalcarnero (South), Arganda (South-east) and El Molar. Here you will find a wide range of landscapes, wineries and wine-related experiences. Experience the Wine Routes of Madrid.
Creating in freedom
Art, performances... culture is safe
Muse of creative freedom, the Region of Madrid is a haven for culture. Museum, exhibition halls, theatres, libraries, flamenco venues, concert halls... The places where art lives, grows and evolves are open and are completely safe. Festivals, cycles and events for all audiences continue to be the engine of life, of the spark that the people from Madrid and visitors find every day in every corner of the Region. Indie, jazz or flamenco? Velázquez or Antonio López? Lope de Vega or Canal Connect? You don't have to choose, because in Madrid all roads lead to art, talent and excellence in all its manifestations.
Relax in The Green
Golf, a trendy sport
With 37 golf courses, the Region of Madrid ranks fifth in Spain in terms of places to play this sport, which is becoming increasingly popular. In contact with nature, enjoy a quiet and relaxing day in some of the best golf courses of the country. Like Golf Santander, in Boadilla del Monte, one of the best in Europe, where you can also learn or improve your technique at the Jim McLean school, number one in the world. Play your favourite sport, the best anti-stress therapy, in places full of history, such as the Club de Campo Villa de Madrid, the oldest in the Region. Or at golf courses where luxury is the setting, such as the Herrería Golf Club, located in San Lorenzo del Escorial. Your stay in Madrid will become an unbeatable experience.
Madrid, yes, i do
Get married with us
Say yes, I do to the ideal weather. Yes, I do to the ideal ceremony. Yes, I do to the ideal hotel. Yes, I do to the ideal menu. Yes, I do to the ideal fashion designers and beauty salons. Yes, I do to the ideal events. Say yes, I do to the ideal leisure, nature, art, heritage, shopping and culture offer. Madrid is the ideal Region for everything related to your wedding... simply ideal -for you and your guests-. Whether you are coming from another region of Spain or from the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, the Region of Madrid is the ideal destination to celebrate unique and unforgettable experiences. Haven't I told you that the bride and groom who said their yes here think we are ideal?
*** Presentation of the WEDDINGS IN GREATER MADRID product on Friday 21 May at 13 pm at the Madrid stand, Pavilion 9, IFEMA
Destination of destinations
Greater Madrid, more than Madrid
Those who know the Region of Madrid well know that it is a destination of destinations, that everyone is welcome and that there is a diverse cultural and tourist offer that can be enjoyed safely and freely. But there are many people in the world who are not yet aware of this and we want that to change. We present the new Greater Madrid brand so that international tourists can clearly understand what the Region of Madrid means and that in its welcoming geographic setting there are many destinations with a surprising and extensive richness of heritage, history, culture, art, nature, gastronomy, wine, and high quality tourist, leisure and business resources available to the most demanding visitors. Another aspect that makes our region memorable is the excellence and variety of hotels, tourist accommodation, restaurants, bars and shops. In short, Greater Madrid is more than great.
*** Presentation of the GREATER MADRID product on Thursday 20 May at 15 pm at the Madrid stand, Pavilion 9, IFEMA