When and how to see blooming lavender fields in Brihuega in Guadalajara

Lavender fields in bloom in Brihuega in Guadalaja

You may have had the opportunity to get away for see the cherry blossoms in the Jerte Valley, or at least you will have heard of this beautiful picture that every spring emerges north of the province of Cáceres, in Estremadura.

And you will also know the fame of the blooming lavender fields which makes thousands of people travel to the region of the Provence on the coastal coast east of France.

But did you know that very close to Madrid, about 100 kilometers, every year you can see lavender fields in full bloom?

Lavender fields in bloom in Brihuega in Guadalaja

Where to see the lavender fields in Guadalajara

Specifically, these pretty lavender fields You can see them around the town of Brihuega, in the Guadalajara province, where you arrive in less than an hour and a half from the capital.

It was about 30 years ago when a farmer in the area discovered the lavender fields of Provence and he saw that it was an ideal production for the fields that surrounded his town, whose agricultural activity was in retreat.

The lavender It is an aromatic shrub that gives a characteristic bluish-lilac spike-shaped flowers, whose essence is used for the production of perfumes.

Since then in the area of Brihuega About a thousand hectares of lavender have been planted and a treatment and production plant for these perfumes has been established.

Lavender fields in bloom in Brihuega in Guadalaja

In this way at present said locality of Guadalajara It has become one of the world's largest producers of the lavender essence, with 10 percent of total production.

When to see the lavender fields in bloom

From the tourist point of view, the interest is in seeing these great crops at the time that reach their greatest splendor of color.

Now, compared to what we can think, lavender flowering does not occur in spring, in the months of March or April, when we can see, for example, those cherry blossoms in the Jerte Valley waveflowering of the fruit trees of Aitona in Lleida.

Nor in February, when in all of Spain you can see the almond trees in bloom.

Specifically, the dates to see the lavender fields in bloom are in the month of July.

Here we leave you a video of the visit where you can see the fields in bloom and we give you tips to visit them.

I can confirm that on the update date of this article (July 6), you can already see the flowering in the lavender fields, although it would be necessary to wait about 10 days to see them in their maximum splendor.

Lavender Festival 2019

Coinciding with this era, in Brihuega Various activities are scheduled around this flowering during the so-called Lavender Month.

Lavender fields in bloom in Brihuega in Guadalaja

The most prominent is the Lavender Festival 2019, an event that this year takes place in the Friday 19 and Saturday July 20 at 9 pm

It is about outdoor concerts which are held in the lavender fields themselves, and for which all attendees are invited to come to the same dresses dressed in full white clothes.

This is how we could verify it during our visit last year, seeing how the spectators enjoy the concert sitting in chairs that form rows in the same lavender field.

This year the artist invited to the concert on Friday 19 is Casal Light, while for the concert on Saturday 20 the performance of Ketama.

In previous years they have already gone through Brihuega concerts artists like The crayfishEstrella Morente, Pitingo, Café Quijano or Raquel Andueza with him Galiana group.

Lavender fields in bloom in Brihuega in Guadalaja

How to visit the lavender fields in Brihuega

Also, this year from July 5 to July 30 are held guided tours of the lavender fields, with a duration of one hour organized by the Brihuega Town Hall,

Theschedules of visits to the lavender fields in Brihuega They are, from Friday to Sunday, at 7:30 p.m. and 8.30 p.m., with a price of only 3 euros.

These schedules coincide with the sunset, without a doubt the best time to enjoy these colorful landscapes, which I can confirm after our visit last year, and you can see the photos that accompany this report.

To review that in this time of flowering you can also sign up for Balloon rides over the lavender fields, or participate in other activities.

Lavender fields in bloom in Brihuega in Guadalaja

Here you can consult in detail theLavender Festival program 2019 , with all scheduled activities.

For any questions about lavender fields, and to know when they are in full bloom, you can call the Brihuega tourist office (949 280 442/949 340 030), from Tuesday to Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 2.30 p.m., on Fridays and Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 7.30 p.m., and on Sundays, 10 to 14 hours.

And it may be more convenient to consult by sending an email to [email protected]

How to get to Brihuega

For get to Brihuega You have to go on the A2 and after passing the city of Guadalajara, in Torija you turn to Brihuega.

For see the lavender fields, you have to cross the town, and as soon as you leave, turn on the first road to the right, the CM-2005 toward Romancos Y Malacuera.

Then, at the first crossing you will find, just cross the Tajuña river, you must take the road that takes you to the left, the GU-925 toward Malacuera Y Olmeda del Extremo.

After leaving the valley where the town is located and going up to the high zone, you will start to see the fields where lavender is grown.

In order to walk through these fields, next to the road you will find some small corners where you can park the car.

Video: Beauty of Hitchin Lavender farm (November 2019).