The Escorial. Panoramic view

Monuments in Outskirts


Know your monuments in Cercanías allows you to discover the Comunidad de Madrid´s heritage from the Cercanías Network, The program allows citizens to know the heritage of the capital and the region, using one of the main means of transport: Cercanías.

This initiative, promoted by the Dirección General de Patrimonio Cultural, aims to disseminate the heritage of different municipalities of the Community. The campaign, which is developed under the motto Historical Heritage of Madrid: what you've never seen, as you've never seen , offers the citizen a different heritage experience, giving greater visibility to a heritage not so well known but no less relevant that, in addition, is shown in an innovative way, linking it to different places and creating interesting cultural leisure proposals.

Know your monuments in Cercanías includes towns that can be reached by public transport: Alcalá de Henares, Aranjuez, Cercedilla, Colmenar Viejo, San Lorenzo de El Escorial, El Escorial, Getafe and Móstoles.

Forty nine cultural assets have been selected, These cover the most important archaeological, industrial and artistic heritage of each locality. In this selection, several factors have been evaluated: its degree of protection, its historical-artistic relevance, its singularity and the interventions developed by the Community of Madrid.

All the information about the localities included in the program, the assets and enclaves of each of them and the location and access data, is available through the page Know your monuments in Cercanías. On this website the citizen will obtain all the necessary information to organize your visit and design your itineraries.


Know your monuments in Cercanías