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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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Hotels Chinchón

  • Condesa de Chinchón Three stars Three stars Three stars

    Los Huertos, 26 E - 28370 Chinchón

    Prix Prices from : 55 €

    Visit Chinchón and explore this beautiful area’s fascinating history with this delightful hotel as your base. Right by the Plaza Mayor in the quiet, pretty, little town of Chinchón, this charming hotel is ideal for a peaceful, relaxing break and i..

  • Hotel La Cerca

    De La Cerca, 9 E - 28370 Chinchón

  • Hotel Spa La Casa Del Convento

    Zurita, 7 E - 28370 Chinchón

    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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