Chinchón

Chinchón
Municipality
Flag of Chinchón
Flag
Coat of arms of Chinchón
Coat of arms
Chinchón is located in Spain
Chinchón
Chinchón
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 40°8′22″N 3°25′35″W / 40°8′22″N 3°25′35″W / 40.13944; -3.42639
Country Spain
Autonomous community Madrid
ProvinceMadrid
Area
 • Total115.9 km2 (44.7 sq mi)
Elevation753 m (2,470 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total5,191
 • Density45/km2 (120/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Chinchonete /-a
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code28370
WebsiteOfficial website

Chinchón (Spanish pronunciation: [tʃinˈtʃon]) is a Spanish town and municipality 50 km southeast of Madrid in the autonomous Community of Madrid. It is part of the [1][permanent dead link]

Tourism

The Plaza Mayor is roughly circular, surrounded by 15th-17th century galleried houses and cafés. The church of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción was built in the 15th and 16th centuries. It contains a fine early work by Goya depicting the Assumption of the Virgin.

There is also a medieval castle, which, however, is somewhat damaged and also closed to the public. Its last actual use was as a distillery producing Anís de Chinchón known commercially as Anisette, an anise-flavored high-alcohol liqueur which the town is noted for.

Chinchón castillo

Though small, Chinchón is known for its festivals, a big draw for people from nearby Madrid, and those visiting it. Two of the biggest are the Chinchón Festival de anis y vino, a celebration of locally distilled anisette and wine, which takes place at the end of March, and the October garlic festival. In October of each year the central plaza is the site of a temporary bullring, with the profits from the bullfighting going to charitable causes.

Other Languages
العربية: تشينتشون
تۆرکجه: چینچون
Bân-lâm-gú: Chinchón
brezhoneg: Chinchón
català: Chinchón
español: Chinchón
Esperanto: Ĉinĉono
euskara: Chinchón
فارسی: چینچون
français: Chinchón
galego: Chinchón
italiano: Chinchón
Ladino: Chinchón
Lëtzebuergesch: Chinchón
magyar: Chinchón
Bahasa Melayu: Chinchón
Nederlands: Chinchón
occitan: Chinchón
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Chinchón
polski: Chinchón
português: Chinchón
русский: Чинчон
shqip: Chinchón
svenska: Chinchón
українська: Чинчон
Tiếng Việt: Chinchón
Winaray: Chinchón
中文: 钦琼