Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Madrid creates "Legacy Cities" for the promotion and protection of El Escorial, Aranjuez and Alcalá de Henares
Madrid boosts tourism of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Aranjuez and Alcalá de Henares consolidating the promotion and protection of these historical sites
The Community of Madrid has created the brand "Legacy Cities" to promote the three Unesco heritage sites of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Aranjuez and Alcalá de Henares
A “passport” will be offered to visitors allowing for a reduction in the entry fee to monuments, discounts in shops and travel
The passport 'Legacy Cities'
The “Cities Legacy passport” will allow for special prices at museums and monuments, as well as at 157 commercial establishments, restaurants and hotels adhered to the program in the three municipalities with discounts from 5 to 10%. Renfe and the Madrid travel Consortium have also joined the initiative.
The “passport” will be sold both at the three Heritage site cities and at the office of Tourism of the City of Madrid, located in the Plaza Mayor.
The Royal Site of San Lorenzo de El Escorial became Unesco World Heritage in 1984. The city of Alcalá de Henares was declared a World Heritage site in 1998 and is home to Cervantes. Aranjuez Cultural was declared a World Heritage Unesco in 2001 whose Royal Palace and historical gardens are
All information on this program 'Legacy Cities' can be found on www.madrid.org / tourism, as well the websites of the various entities that are part of agreement.