Northwest of Madrid lies Majadahonda, a town whose commercial and leisure offerings, combined with its excellent location, make it a wise destination.
Majadahonda is just 11 miles from Madrid and offers superb transport links to the centre of the capital. Its historic old town was destroyed during the Civil War, meaning nowadays you can only admire its remnants, such as the Church of Santa Catalina. Most of the streets, squares and buildings were built from 1960 onwards.
If you like sport, you can improve your swing on the Las Rejas golf course, located in the southern part of the town, within walking distance of the Centro Oeste shopping centre, where you’ll find more than eighty stores in case you feel in the need of some retail therapy. The Equinoccio shopping centre also offers shops and restaurants, with various movie theatres where you can enjoy a good movie.
Nature lovers, or those travelling with children, will be able to make their way to the Naturaleza Viva environmental education centre, managed by Grupo de Rehabilitación de la Fauna Autóctona y su Hábitat, which offers guided tours over the weekend. Take a tour of the centre and you’ll be able to see different species of birds such as eagles, owls, vultures and storks, and learn about the projects for the conservation and rehabilitation of local fauna that are carried out here.
The main advantage of this town, though, is that the money you’ll save on accommodation will allow you to visit the tourist attractions in Madrid or other nearby towns. Search for cheap trips to Majadahonda and you’ll be in the centre of Madrid before you know it, thanks to the excellent rail and bus connections.
If you don’t want to spend too much on your next getaway to Madrid, try booking a package holiday in Majadahonda and enjoy the comfort of its many facilities and services, as well as its leisure offerings, between your trips to Madrid. With its great variety of hotels, staying in Majadahonda couldn’t be easier.