Who doesn’t like star shower nights? Every year there are meteorite and star showers. Although it is always difficult to find a good place to see them. In this guide we will show you the best places to see the stars in Madrid and Toledo.
- Stargazing in Madrid
- Stargazing in Toledo
The best places to see the stars near Madrid
Philip II’s Chair
Located in a nature reserve in the picturesque region of Pinar de Abantos and Zona de La Herrería, about 2.5 km south of the centre of San Lorentino. It is located in the so-called Circo de El Escorial, an isolated place where you can enjoy an incredible star shower in the middle of nature.
San Juan Reservoir
It is located in the heart of the mountains of Madrid, away from the light pollution and noise of the big cities. It is an appropriate place to observe a large number of astronomical events such as the famous Perseid showers.
Another key place to see the stars is “La Pedriza”, which due to its location and altitude makes it one of the best places in the community of Madrid to contemplate astronomical phenomena. Located in the Sierra de Guadarrama, it allows us to contemplate the stars while we gaze at the source of the Manzanares River.
The best places to see the stars in Toledo
Undoubtedly one of the attractions of the region. This type of hotel allows you to see the stars under the blanket of a “moon bed”.
The moon, the stars, sunrise and sunset are just some of the marvellous astronomical phenomena that you can experience in a bubble hotel. Located between the Community of Madrid and Toledo, it offers a unique opportunity for leisure and nature lovers.
Another great place to get away from light pollution and enjoy the stars is Mount Toledo. Any corner of this mountain range is ideal for taking stunning photos, although one of the best spots is undoubtedly the Guadalerzas castle in Los Yébenes. In this area on the outskirts of the town you can enjoy a magical evening, weather permitting.
San Gregorio Mountains
In this area of La Mancha we can go to the hill of San Gregorio, in Añover de Tajo. In this natural spot you can observe events such as the Perseid showers, the Montes de Toledo and the city of Toledo.