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Join us on a tour of Buitrago and enjoy the medieval landscape of the walled enclosure, with its Alcazar, the Church of Santa Maria del Castillo, the Arrabal Bridge, the Clock Tower and, as a culmination, the Picasso Museum.
The walk begins in the Plaza de la Constitución, we walk towards the Arrabal Bridge or Old Bridge (XIV-XV century) that allows us to enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the west side of the walled enclosure.
We will continue our way through the arch of Piloncillo and continue walking until we reach the Medieval Garden, from which we can access the parapet of the wall. Again, the views are surprising: from here we can contemplate the Canchos, a place located on the other side of the Lozoya River, which accompanies us in its course, protecting the town, until we reach the Plaza del Castillo.
The Castle of Buitrago del Lozoya, residence of the Marquis of Santillana and his family, now stands in front of us (illustrious guests of the castle were Juana la Beltraneja or kings like Juan II and Felipe III). From this place we can see the Coracha, an appendix of the wall that goes into the river to fortify the town at a particularly vulnerable point.
We will continue our route to the Church of Santa Maria del Castillo known as the "church of the three cultures".
We can access the Clock Tower and the southern end of the enclosure, the highest, which keeps inside a section of the old wall of the eleventh century. In this place there is an exhibition of siege weapons. In the Plaza de Picasso, we can enjoy the Town Hall, which preserves the Processional Cross and houses the Picasso Museum, with the collection of Eugenio Arias, barber and friend of the great artist.
More information: Buitrago del Lozoya Town Hall
Image credits: Castle of Buitrago © Ags1973. Shutterstock