Located 10km (6 miles) south of Madrid on the outskirts of Getafe, this 670m rise (2,200-ft.) surrounded by pines rivals the town of Pinto as official geographical center of Spain. It offers marvelous views of the fertile plains and less picturesque industrial estates of Southern Madrid. The hill's baroque Ermita de Nuestra Señora de los Angeles and Convento de las Carmelitas Descalzas date from the 17th century, and the towering white-stoned Monumento de Sagrado Corazón, with its 9m-high (30-ft.) statue of Jesus, was built from public subscriptions after the original monument -- inaugurated by King Alfonso XIII in 1919 -- was dynamited by Republican forces in 1936 at the beginning of the Civil War. Amid the pines, you'll find picnic areas and kiddies' play zones, and there's a small cafeteria up near the statue. A colorful pilgrimage wends its way here from Getafe, south of Madrid, every May.