Madrid Museum Tours presents a breathtaking kaleidoscope of wine taste, food, art and rural culture in South Madrid.
We will pick you up at your hotel in a private car and will drive you to Aranjuez , favourite spring vacation spot of Spain’s royal families since the XVI century. The Bourbon Kings conferred the ROYAL PALACE OF ARANJUEZ a privileged, cosy, sensuous and luxurious mark. Further on, the Porcelan Room of this palace in more spectacular than the one of Royal Palace of Madrid., where is also not possible to see a royal bed room but in this palace you will be fascinated with the royal bed room of Queen Isabel II and its impressive rosewood furniture . The Imperial stair of Royal Palace of Aranjuez, made of one immense piece of lime stone of Colmenar de Oreja , the Room of Chinese pictures, the Arab Cabinet, the Royal Banqueting Hall are , among 20 more rooms, other atractions of this not to be missed Royal spot.
This personal guided visit will be completed with an easy walk through the most ravishing French and English styled GARDENS OF ARANJUEZ (mon amour), whose beauty inspired, among others, the eminent expressionist painter Joaquín Rusiñol, his friend, the notable French composer Eric Satie and, of course, maestro Joaquín Rodrigo (Aranjuez mon amour, the Song).
Afterwards, our vehicle will make its way into charming country roads flanked by beautiful agricultural landscapes until we reach Colmenar de Oreja, a beautiful village situated between the Rivers Tajo and Tajuña. We will visit its newly renovated Main Square, surrounded by harmonious agricultural landscapes which are located in plain view beneath the Plaza. We will admire as well the spectacular Museum of Ulpiano Checa (one of the most unique Spanish post-Romantic painters whose splendid works transcend academic style display an overwhelming expressive power. Afterwards, we will taste and delight our palate with a surprising and memorable array of white and red local wines, from Grenache, Malvar and Tempranillo grapes.
Can you imagine an “in the round” plaza surrounded by balconied houses that also serve as a bullfighting ring? This is CHINCHÓN, and its ancient churches, its medieval remains, its vast panoramic landscapes, its handicraft industry and, last but not least, its world famous anise liquor… CHINCHÓN is amply renowned in the province of Madrid for its rich cuisine. This is why we recommend a stop at the House of the Town Crier Casa del Pregonero, to enjoy its innovative cuisine based on the most delicious products of this fertile region
Prices in €uros per tour, NOT per person (21 % VAT to be added)