World Heritage in Madrid
San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Aranjuez and Alcalá de Henares, places declared World Heritage by UNESCO, are less than 50 kilometers from the center of Madrid. This recognition certifies that its landscapes, its architecture and its traditions are unique and are set in universal values. They are international benchmarks and great examples of the cultural diversity of the planet.
An original way of approaching these places, learning about their past and deepening their surroundings, is through the historical trains that connect them with Madrid. A journey through time that will make the visit a unique experience.
These unique trains, both for their design and for their tourist and didactic activities, show us the past and present of the railway. The means of transport that, in the nineteenth century, inaugurated the modern era with the communications revolution. At that time they were heading to a new era. Now they invite us to know our past better. Two trains Two times Two destinations
The first train travelers knew that progress would circulate on those rails. Routes that could take weeks in a horse carriage, the train reduced them to hours. The ability to transport people and goods at that speed, never seen before, was a great advance. A clear advance towards the future. Everything changed with the train, which also became the symbol of the desire for adventure.
The rattling, the whistles and the smoke from the locomotives represented a revolutionary way of traveling and getting to know new and unusual places.
The citizens of Madrid and the great capitals of the world were surprised to see these steam engines? Crossing the fields? in record time. What would be the following? Can you fly?
Travelers on the train!
Anyone who gets on the tourist trains of Madrid today can feel like those first travelers. Historic locomotives, cars with bodywork and wooden seats, guillotine-like windows and balconies at the ends.
At the rate that our pioneers perceived we will be able to contemplate trees, plants, birds, geology and villages with History. In short, a wonderful heritage and natural environment that awaits us in the Region of Madrid?
Make an exciting journey aboard a train of the last century, and discover a special way to learn about the history and monumental wealth of El Escorial.
Felipe II! The builder of the monastery palace, the very king of the Spanish empire at the time of its peak, where "the sun never set".
You will enjoy the beauty of the landscapes, the uniqueness of the train and a fun and fun History lesson.
The Real Sitio, the historical complex of San Lorenzo, the Felipe II Forest (La Herrería) and the Jardines del Fraile.
The Monastery has more than 4,000 rooms, 2,673 windows, 1,250 doors, 45,000 books and 1,600 paintings. You'll love it if you like: Natural landscapes, historical buildings and great monuments.
The Strawberry Train allows you to know first hand how the trips were at the beginning of the last century, aboard some wooden cars with almost a century of life.
The high bourgeoisie of Madrid, who moves to Aranjuez to enjoy the gardens of the great Royal Palace and its other charms, or the gardeners who offer their products.
Tasting of the strawberry of Aranjuez and beautiful landscapes. Let yourself be seduced by the gentle rattle of the train!
The Royal Palace, the Royal House of the Labrador, the Museum of Falúas, the gardens, the historic center, its wineries and the Tagus riverbank so frequented in other times by the monarchy.
On the third Saturday of May, the Strawberry Train is dedicated to the Festival of Ancient Music of Aranjuez, with schedules and special activities.