What would you say if I told you that you don't need to go very far from the capital of Spain to see a different side of this autonomous community of Spain? Because the ideal place to enjoy of a rural break from the frenzy of daily life is closer than you think, and we can guarantee that you will be surprised by the natural richness and beautiful views that are just a drive away from the capital and which are ideal if you want to do rural tourism in Madrid.
In this region, we have some of the most beautiful and iconic natural reserves of Spain, such as the one in Peñalara, or the natural reserve that comprised the Valle de Lozoya and the Sierra de Guadarrama.
On the other hand, and far from the urban epicentre, this region is filled with places full of history and architecture, such as San Lorenzo del Escorial in the north, or the palace of Aranjuez to the south.
The amount of history and art that lives in these monuments has lead to the creation of a web of castles, museums and palaces which are mapped out easily for them to be discovered by visitors.
We are also describing part of the cultural heritage of this region when we talk about the local gastronomy. You will find in the menu of any traditional kitchen of this region, culture and tradition manifested in dishes such as the 'cocido madrileño' or the 'callos a la madrileña', without forgetting about having some Aranjuez strawberries, or melon from Villaconejos for dessert.
Don't waste another second and get yourself a break from life in the capital, without having to travel for hours and hours.