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Religious Chinchón route


Chinchón has an important cultural and religious heritage that can be known nothing but watching outside.


Monasterio de las M.M. Clarisas

The start of this route will be from one of the entrances of the village where is located the Monastery of the MM Clarisas. This majestic monument, with austere exterior decoration but beautiful in its interior, which houses the mausoleum of the 5th Counts of Chinchón made of Italian marble, everything else has a quiet beauty and history at its corners.

We won't leave without tasting the famous sweets of the nuns, of recognized fame and handmade.


Ermita de San Roque

Leaving the monastery, we head to the Ermita de San Roque, with Baroque style, patron of the town. A hermitage located in a place that has the same name and whose devotion and worship is held on August 16th.


Parador de Turismo, former Convento de los Agustinos

Then we went up the Huertos street to the Plaza Mayor. We can climb quietly, as in those dates this is the street where young men and bulls go up on popular running of the bulls of Chinchón. We left on our right one of the most emblematic buildings of our town, the Parador, the former Convento de los Agustinos, where we can see his wonderful baroque cloister.


Ermita del Rosario

Annexed to the Parador is the Ermita del Rosario, former convent church. Around the time of her festivity, you can see a wonderful mantle enveloping the virgin that makes it much more beautiful the architectural ensemble of the Hermitage.


Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción

It's time to observe, in the Plaza Mayor. This place serves on our route just for passing. We walk up the street called "Las Columnas de los Franceses" and through this steep slope we reach the quintessential queen of religious architecture, our beloved and representative Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción. Inside we can admire the picture of the great painter Francisco de Goya, illustrious figure in the history of Chinchon. In fact, across the street from the church is the house where the painter lived for long periods.


Ermita de San Antón

Now we take San Esteban Street and head down to the Plaza de San Anton, the oldest neighborhood of Chinchón. Here is the hermitage of San Anton, probably the first religious building of the municipality. The original construction dates from the eleventh century, which still retains the old apse, with a Gothic paintings inside of great beauty. Once steeped in so much history, we take San Esteban Alta Street and the streets behind the theater and the church and we are already at the Plaza de las Vacas, near Cueva Street.


Ermita de Nuestra Señora de la Misericordia

We follow the Cueva Street and head down to one of the most unique Chinchón chapels, small in structure, but big on charm and beauty. We refer to the Ermita de la Misericordia, Baroque style from the XVII century, chapel of the former town's hospital.


From this square, known as the Plazuela del Pozo, starts the Grande street, one of the main arteries of the city, full of restaurants and shops. Following this road, we arrive at our renowned Plaza Mayor, the heart of our Very Noble and Loyal City of Chinchon.