Would you like to enjoy a fantastic route among royal palaces, gardens, churches, baroque jewels and squares? Then you have to visit Aranjuez. This beautiful city is located between the Tajo and Jarama rivers and is one of the most beautiful cities in Spain. It has been declared a World Heritage Cultural Landscape by UNESCO due to its beauty and remarkable location.
Come and visit Aranjuez, a city full of history and fun activities to spend unforgettable days of leisure and adventure. Book at any of our hotels in Aranjuez, Spain and enjoy from the best facilities and amenities for your holidays.
As you may know, many kings grew up or lived in this city. Also as a heritage of the Illustration you can find palatial architecture next to large gardens. For this reason, one of this town’s jewel is the Royal Palace, recognized in the distance by its elegant white stone facade and reddish brick. This building was inhabited by royalty, from Charles III to Elizabeth II and keeps an opulent interior with tapestries, paintings, sculptures and unique pieces that adorn the lounges, offices, chapels, and rooms.
In addition to its impressive balustrade staircase in a rococo style, you can see the statues of the kings who supported the construction of this building in the Garden of the Parterre; Felipe II, Felipe V, and Fernando VI. Also, you cannot miss visiting the island and the Prince's Gardens filled with forests and landscaped parks with impressive fountains, large statues, and beautiful ponds.
Aranjuez is a small village that reveals history in every corner of its town and can be comfortably discovered walking through it. If you want to have all this heritage nearby, we recommend you to stay at our Sercotel Hotel Don Manuel. You will enjoy convenient facilities with high-quality services at any of our hotels in Aranjuez.
Another place you cannot miss during your visit through this king town is the Casa del Labrador; a small palace worthy of admiration that took 13 years to be completed. You can find the Billiard Room, the Ballroom and the Maria Luisa’s Hall full of luxury and vaults. In the heart of this town, you can see an entire block occupied by the Medinaceli Palace, a modest building with an interior patio. You can also visit other famous buildings like the Convent of San Pascual, the Church of San Antonio, the Castle of Oreja, the Plaza de Parejas or the Museum of Falúas with a boat collection.
Lastly, we recommend a tour through the old railway station, built in a neomudéjar style with red bricks and a stone base. It definitely creates a majestic hall topped with five great wrought iron lamps. From May to September you can go back to the 1800’s riding in the so-called "Tren de la fresa" (the Strawberry Train), an old steam engine that would take the harvest to Madrid.
After a long day of sightseeing, you will surely want to eat a traditional dish in some of the best bars in town owned by families that have been cooking for a lifetime. Two excellent options to taste traditional cuisine are Casa José or Rodrigo de la Calle. In Aranjuez, you can have the best asparagus, strawberries, and trout, although due to its abundant orchard they have many other vegetables.
Don’t wait any longer! Book at any of our beautiful hotels in Aranjuez, Madrid and discover all the magical places in this town. Unwind and relax at our hotel Sercotel Don Manuel and enjoy our comfortable rooms.