Located just 55 kilometers (34 miles) from the center of Madrid, the Aranjuez Royal Palace is one of the hidden treasures of this Spanish region. Its cobblestone streets and detailed XVIII century architecture, from the time when King Carlos III resided in the city, will surely transport you back in time. Sites such as La Casa del Labrador, an original home of the Royal Family, or the marvelous gardens will make this day trip an experience for all of your senses. Without a doubt the crown jewel Aranjuez is the Royal Palace. Built in the XVI century and marked by its stately architecture, it served for several years as the head of the Habsburg dynasty.
Visit the Palace of Aranjuez: a true gem
At least one hour from the center of Madrid, we can travel back in time to the majestic period of the Casa de Austria, going back until the XVI and XVII century with the solemn presence of the Royal Palace of Aranjuez.
Known as the “Versailles of Southern Europe,” the palace is surrounded by grand gardens throughout its grounds that reach the shores of the Tajo River. The privileged location of the Royal Site and the Aranjuez Villa, to the southeast of the Madrid province, makes this one of the stops that cannot be missed during your time in central Spain. Additionally, apart from the palace and its magnificent gardens, you can enjoy the famous, delicious strawberries, a typical product from this region.
There is no doubt that this marvellous escape cannot be missed. On the shores of the Tajo River you can spend an incredible day breathing in the surrounding history, art, and architectural marvels of Aranjuez, the land of kings.
How to get to Aranjuez from Madrid: Hire a private driver
If you are going to be in Madrid for a few days, now it’s easier than ever to enjoy a this unique day trip. Hire a private driver in Madrid who will take you to Aranjuez to visit the Royal Palace as well as its many other sites. Spend the day strolling through the gardens and enjoying the majestic architecture.
This service requires a duration of approximately 4 hours