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Chinchón Clocher du sommet du bourg Une terrasse de la Plaza Mayor Façade décorée et typique
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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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  • Plaza Mayor Interesting

    E - 28370 Chinchón

    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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  • Terrazas A La Plaza

    Emiliano Montero, 6 E - 28370 Chinchón

    Rooms at this rural hotel offer free Wi-Fi and a large terrace with wonderful views over Chinchón’s historic centre. The restored 18th-century building features original wooden beams and antique furniture. Each room at Terrazas A La Plaza has bright..

  • Parador de Chinchón

    Los Huertos, 1 E - 28370 Chinchón

    Housed in an old convent, dating from the 17th century, this Parador hotel has kept its original character and architecture, including a magnificent cloister and gardens. Admire the lovely setting of this hotel. Stroll around the gardens – complete ..

  • Hotel La Cerca Three stars Three stars Three stars

    De La Cerca, 9 E - 28370 Chinchón

    Prix Prices from : 40 €

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