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Mycology in Madrid

Published on November 14, 2016 by Madrid SmartRentals

An ideal plan for Autumn, especially when travelling with children, is to go out and enjoy nature while we search and pick mushrooms in the forest. You have to be careful, and whenever you can, have an expert’s opinion.

Today we’re going to show you some of the best places to pick mushrooms in Madrid, a very interesting plan to enjoy the open air and do a bit of exercise.

A perfect plan in Madrid with your children

Going out to pick up some mushrooms is a perfect Autumn plan for families with children. These are some of the places where you will be able to spend a very entertaining day.

Hoyo de Manzanares

Just until the end of November, the Mycology days take place in this town. This event searches to show the cycle of life of the mushrooms you can find in the locality, the environment, varieties and classes, as well as the different culinary possibilities of the edible mushrooms.

Going out to the field with a mycologist, competitions, workshops, children’s activities, cooking classes… in this event you can enjoy a varied programme.

Puerto de Canencia

Puerto de Canencia, apart from being one of the most beautiful points of Madrid’s mountain range, has a wide variety of mushrooms in this time of year (boletus edulis, red pine mushroom…). As before, we strongly advise you that if you’re not accompanied by an expert, you only pick them us as a sport and not to eat them, at least until a specialist confirms if there edible or not.

Alameda del Valle

This town is situates in the Guadarrama National Park, in the north of Madrid. You can find here various types of mushrooms, from edibles to poisonous.


This area in the Guadarrama Mountain Range is perfect for mushroom picking thanks to its climate and vegetation, specially the red pines and boletus.

Bosque de la Herrería

Located in the amazing San Lorenzo del Escorial region, El Bosque de Herreria is rich in King Trumpet mushrooms amongst many others

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