Autumn colours in the mountains of Madrid

The colours of autumn just outside the village of Rascafria, about 100 kms northwest of Madrid. Also in this small village you can visit the Monastery of El Paular, founded in 1390. Today, the palace that was attached to the monastery is a hotel. The monastery also owned a paper mill that produced the sheets of paper used to print the first edition of Don Quixote in 1604. Opposite the monastery is the Puente del Perdón (the bridge of forgiveness) where condemned prisoners could appeal their sentence for the last time.

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