Aranjuez Holiday Homes - your fascinating education about Spanish history starts here!
Aranjuez is a town located in the south of the autonomous community of Madrid, equidistant between the popular holiday destinations of Madrid and Toledo, in Castile la Mancha. The town is undisputably best known for being the location of the beautiful Royal Palace of Aranjuez. This is a royal residence which was commissioned by King Phillip II and designed by the king's architects Juan Bautista de Toledo and Juan de Herrera in the 16th century, however was not completely finished until 200 years later during the reign of Ferdinand VI, in the mid-18th century. The palace also boasts immense and beautiful gardens, full of flowers, fountains, statues and monuments and its interior is breathtakingly beautiful, ornate and exquisitely decorated, with tapestries, frescoes, elegant furnishings and many guides which lead visitors staying in Aranjuez holiday rentals around the complex and narrate information about the history of the Spanish nation, and the history and daily lives of the Spanish royal family.
Rent Aranjuez Apartments and visit the beautiful Royal Palace of Aranjuez
This really is a sight not to be missed when staying in Aranquez villas, and is the main reason visitors from all over the world flock to this lovely town, to stroll through the vast, perfectly manicured landscaped gardens, snap pictures of the light pastel orange facade of the beautiful palace and learn about Spanish and European history whilst exploring its beautiful interior. The palace and its vast number of gardens were designated an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001. Other important sites includes its numerous churches, museums, parks, historical buildings, buildings belonging to the main Royal Palace complex, and the town hall. The gardens are certainly a sight not to be missed, green, leafy, verdant and full of small lakes and ponds, grand central walk ways, brightly coloured flower beds, statues and fountains, with the river Tagus snaking elegantly alongside them.
Aranjuez Accommodation - stroll through picturesque parks filled with flowers, fountains and statues
The gardens of Aranquez and the town in general is so picturesque that they inspired Joaquín Rodrigo to compose el Concierto de Aranjuez , a concerto for classical guitar and orchestra, in 1939. Once you've explored all this lovely town has to offer, why not take a bus into the capital of Madrid, only 48 kilometres to the north? The thid largest city in the European Union has so much to offer tourists, regardless of whether their interests lie in history, art, architecture, cuisine, culture, theatre or nightlife, Madrid has it all and you could never experience a dull moment when staying in the Spanish capital. Looking for something slightly different this year? Why not book yourself an idyllic and serene holiday in Barbići, with Barbići Villas, and take a step off the beaten tourist track.