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Manzanares El Real Castle

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Manzanares El Real Castle

In the national Park of the Guadarrama mountain range, at the gates of La Pedriza, lays the Castillo de Manzanares El Real, the best preserved of the region of Madrid, in a place with lots of history, heritage and culture, declared a historic-artistic monument in 1931.

A castle whose history goes back to the reconquest, when the area was in conflict between the Lords of Segovia and Madrid. After the mediation of Alfonso X, the control of the Crown was passed on to him and was named "El Real de Manzanares". At the end of the 14th century the Royal of Manzanares passed into the hands of Mendoza, which enjoyed its maximum splendour during the following two centuries.

Address: Calle Cañada, s/n, 28410 Manzanares el Real, Madrid. Head North from Madrid to reach Manzanares El Real by car. If travelling by bus, you need to grab line 724 from Plaza Castilla. If you wish to travel by train, you can reach Villalba from main Madrid central stations (Atocha, Chamartín), then grab a bus from Villalba heading to Manzanares El Real.