Chinchón

The city of Chinchón, built on a hill with small narrow streets, is listed as one of the most picturesque villages of Spain. Despite its location so close to the capital, Chinchón has managed to preserve its unique character. A beautiful landscape of different colors of brown, gray and ochre, with olive yards, vineyards and fields of garlic. The Plaza Mayor is “the place to be”, where you can enjoy a drink with delicious tapas on one of the terraces!

You can admire one of Goya's paintings in the church of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción in Chinchón, near by Los Mofletes.

Goya

Besides the Plaza Mayor, with its green balconies, there is also the church of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción, where you can admire one of Goya’s paintings. This famous painter lived in one of the streets nearby the church.

Chinchón Castle, Castillo de los Condes, lies on a hill next to the town of Chinchón, in the province of Madrid in Spain.

Historic Buildings

Chinchón has many buildings that are worth a visit. A number of interesting buildings are:

  • The monastery of the nuns (convento de las m.m. clarisas)
  • The bell tower (torre del reloj)
  • The remains of a 15th century castle (castillo de los condes)
  • The Augustinian monastery that was transformed into a parador
  • The “Lope de Vega” theatre

The typical products of Chinchón are anise liqueur, olive oil, wine and garlic.

Local Products

The typical products of Chinchón are anise liqueur, olive oil, wine and garlic, which form the basis of the cuisine of the restaurants around the Plaza Mayor. After a delicious meal you should not miss a visit to the wine caves, a real surprise!

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