5 different family getaways near Madrid


In good weather you want to make family trips, with your partner or with friends, getaways that are sometimes closer to what you think. In this case we play Madrid, and we propose 5 getaways to spend the day or the weekend somewhat different and original, but with something common all of them, the landscape and nature.

5 family getaways (near Madrid)

  1. The Barrancas de Burujón
  2. The Cárcavas
  3. Sweet River Canyon
  4. Peoples of Black Architecture
  5. Sierra del Rincón (La Hiruela)

Madrid getaways

1 The Barrancas de Burujón

Many locals make trips to cities such as Avila, Segovia or Toledo because of its proximity to the capital, but many times around these large cities there are places of certain beauty that go unnoticed. This is the case of the Barrancas de Burujón, located at 30 minutes from Toledo and an hour and a half from Madrid.

Las Barrancas de Burujón is a space that became famous for several TV ads for the Martian landscape they have, and it is an ideal place to go for a walk. Owns a parking to the entrance where it gives access to several viewpoints and trails of this spectacular reservoir. For us it is one of the TOP family getaways.

Burujón canyons
Burujón canyons

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2 The Paton Gullies

North of Madrid and not far from places as picturesque as the town of Patones, we have some gullies that seem taken from a desert or from a place as far away as the death Valley in United States. This place is a unique and very unknown landscape of the Sierra Norte de Madrid or the south of Guadalajara, a place that seems taken from Mars itself.

Next to them is one of the most beautiful places in the north of Madrid, the Ponto de la Oliva Dam, a place where climbers gather to ascend its walls and a beautiful space in which the history of Spain takes a good memory because of the prisoners and the people who died building this dam .

The Carcavas
The Carcavas

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3 The Sweet River Canyon

Next to the town of Sigenza (Guadalajara) we have a beautiful canyon where the popular Happy Rodriguez de la Fuente He shot several episodes of his famous series The man and the earth. It is a destination to visit in autumn and a place to go for a walk with children, making it one of the most ideal family getaways. In the canyon it is possible to see even large birds or the house where he kept the audiovisual material of Felix Rodriguez de la Fuente.

Barranco del Río Dulce
Rio Dulce Canyon

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4 Peoples of Black Architecture

The Peoples of Black Architecture is possibly one of the most complete getaways near Madrid. The route, which is done by car, you can visit towns such as Valverde de los Arroyos, Majaelrayo or Tamajón, and includes such interesting things as the black architecture itself, the landscape and unique peaks such as the Pico del Ocejón, an ideal place for hiking.

Also in the area it is possible to see two beautiful waterfalls, that of Despeñalagua and lacascada de del Aljibe, one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Spain.

Valverde de los Arroyos
Waterfall of the cistern

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5 The Sierra del Rincón

For us, the Sierra del Rincón is almost a lost place, a place in the quiet mountains and far from the massages of the Sierra de Guadarrama. In this place there are beautiful villages like la Hiruela and even a beech That dresses up in the fall.

Old mill
Hiruela's meadow

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