Hotel Rural Plaza Mayor Chinchón

Contact Address: Plaza Mayor, 38 (under the arches) - 28370 Chinchón

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Hotel Plaza Mayor is located in lovely surroundings thanks to the many and varied attractions that the town of Chinchón has to offer. More than 250,000 people visit the town each year. Chinchón is located 50 kilometers south of Madrid, on the “Vegas route”, so called because the inhabitants of the Vega use the river Tajuña that passes through this area for irrigation purposes.

Declared a Historical and Artistic Heritage Site by the Spanish Government (Dirección General de Bellas Artes) in 1974, Chinchón’s rich history seeps from the very houses of the ancient loyal monarchist nobility, from the walls of its famous castle, to the long shadow of the "tower without a church or the church without a tower". It´s a pleasure just walking through the cobblestoned streets, up the slopes whilst enjoying the typical ‘Castellano’ architecture. A perfect pastime for a sunny morning or a lazy afternoon!

Moreover, the Plaza Mayor is especially known for this specific architecture: the multi-storey arcade that has been the backdrop for numerous international and national movies and of course the famous bullfights. It’s a market place on Saturdays, a meeting point for the locals and a stage for all kinds of shows or events.

The Plaza Mayor of Chinchón is considered one of the most beautiful squares in the world for its harmony and proportions. It’s a classic medieval square. The first houses were actually supported by the arcade. The balconies were constructed in the fifteenth century which by the seventeenth century were completely closed. It is one of the best examples of a ‘Castellano’ arcaded square. It has an irregular shape and a simple structure, forming a three-floor building with flat galleries and 234 wooden balconies. The Plaza has always been host to many activities: royal festivals, proclamations, a setting for staged comedies, games, bullfights, executions, religious- political and military ceremonies, and an outdoor cinema among other things. Since the Middle Ages the Plaza has been the place for locals to sell their crops, their livestock and do business in general. It was also the place where foreign traders brought their goods to do business in town. Currently most of these homes are restaurants, bars and shops that sell local foods such as bread ‘preñao’ and arts and crafts.