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Aranjuez Travel Guide: 55 reviews and 175 photos

One of the closest Madrid's daytrips

Aranjuez is very close to Madrid, just 30 minutes by train.
It has been summer palace of many spanish kings and queens, and have the best woods and gardens around Madrid.
Built by the shore of the Tajo River, it's a refreshing getaway from Madrid's rush and heat...

The gardens

There are 2 main gardens here:
- Prince gardens
- Island gardens
Both are huge and green, and make a very nice place for a relaxing walk. You would never believe you are in the dry Castilla plain...

Nice scenery

The Royal Place is surrounded by magnificient gardens. The best time to visit is obviously in spring, when gardens are at its best and the heat is not too extreme.
But in autumn you can enjoy its redish foliage too...

  • Last visit to Aranjuez: Jun 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • jmhenry1123's Profile Photo
    Jul 13, 2005 at 12:07 PM

    Aranjuez, un lugar de suenos y amor. Nice page. I liked the fountain photos.

  • basstbn's Profile Photo
    Apr 12, 2005 at 11:01 AM

    Wonderful page with lots of helpful information. I'm sorry I saw so little of Aranjuez on my one very brief visit. It's hard to think of Aranjuez without hearing J. Rodrigo's symphonic masterpiece in my mind...

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Jun 1, 2004 at 12:40 AM

    Siesta, such an importand time Aranjuez, a trip down memory lane, fond ones I might add

  • tpangelinan's Profile Photo
    May 13, 2004 at 3:33 AM

    Wonderful page! Full of very helpful information and great photos! Sounds like a beautiful place to visit! The ice cream & brownies looks real good! Thank you :o)

  • b1bob's Profile Photo
    Jul 28, 2003 at 6:36 AM

    Yet another place in the surrounds of Madrid I missed.

  • herzog63's Profile Photo
    Jul 15, 2003 at 8:38 AM

    Strawberries and asparragus hmmm..I love them both but not at the same time!! LOL I didn't know that about the Angels!! Everytime I sleep under a tree like that I get bitten by ants!!

  • Ronald_T's Profile Photo
    Jul 2, 2003 at 11:36 AM

    Interesting page Joaquin. Brings back a lot of memories...

  • Sharrie's Profile Photo
    Jul 1, 2003 at 11:48 PM

    Hmmm, angels have sex?! If you say so ... ;-)


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