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Chinchón became famous thanks to its aniseed spirit, and above all because of the Countess of Chinchón, who was responsible for the discovery of quinine, isolated by Pelletier and Caventou in 1820. The wife of the viceroy of Peru had been cured of a tropical fever in the 17C, thanks to a remedy prepared by Indians with Peruvian bark, and had some brought back to Europe. The Swedish scientist Linné gave it the scientific name of chinchona in her honour.

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Tourist attractions Chinchón : Things to see and do

  • Dominated by the church, this interesting square has an unusual shape and is surrounded by houses on arcades with three stories and wooden balconies. In summer, it is turned into a bullfighting ring. Nearby, the brick buildings of the Augustin conven..

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Hotels Chinchón

  • Hotel Rural Plaza Mayor Chinchon

    Plaza Mayor Chinchon, 38 E - 28370 Chinchón

    Located 40 minutes’ drive from central Madrid, this hotel is in Chinchón’s charming main square. It offers air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi and a private balcony overlooking the town. The rooms at the Hotel Plaza Mayor Chinchón feature parquet ..

  • Hotel La Cerca

    De La Cerca, 9 E - 28370 Chinchón

    Offering an on-site restaurant, Hotel La Cerca is located in Chinchón. This hotel features air-conditioned rooms, a 24-hour front desk and bar, and free WiFi in communal areas. The heated rooms here will provide you with a flat-screen TV. Featuring ..

  • Hotel Spa La Casa Del Convento Three stars Three stars Three stars

    Zurita, 7 E - 28370 Chinchón

    Prix Prices from : 110 €

    This converted 18th-century inn is located in Chinchón, 40 minutes’ drive from central Madrid. It offers a spa and charming rooms with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen satellite TV and a hydromassage bath. The attractive, air-conditioned rooms at the Hotel S..

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