Things to see and do - Chinchón
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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.
Tourist attractions Chinchón : Things to see and do
pl. Mayor 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..
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 ..
Zurita, 7 E - 28370 Chinchón
Prix Prices from : 120 €
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..
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 ..
urb. Nuevo Chinchón E - 28370 Chinchón
pl. Mayor 17 E - 28370 Chinchón
Housed in an old café established in 1879, the Iberia boasts three meticulous dining areas, one of which occupies a patio. The delightful balcony overlooks a picturesque square. Roast meats are the speciality.
Los Huertos 1 E - 28370 Chinchón
Zurita 7 E - 28370 Chinchón
pl. Mayor 4 E - 28370 Chinchón
Installed in a house that once belonged to the town crier. A small bar with a courtyard on the ground floor and three rustic-contemporary style dining rooms, with a private room, on the first floor.