It is located in the south of the region of Madrid, at kilometer 18 of the highway to Extremadura (A-5). In its urban center there are places of interest. In the Plaza de Ernesto Peces, for example, is the oldest building in the municipality, the church of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción, built on a ninth-century mosque of Byzantine style;

In honor of the patron saint of Móstoles, also in the town center, stands the hermitage of Nuestra Señora de los Santos, built in the early seventeenth century. Its baroque altarpiece (XVIII century), the sculptures of the XIX century and some paintings of great value with images of Saint Ana and Saint Joaquín stand out.

You must visit the Plaza del Pradillo, where there is the monument to the mayor Móstoles Andrés Torrejón García, inaugurated by Alfonso XIII in 1908 in honor of the man who led the uprising against the French in Móstoles, the first town in Spain to do so in 1808. This mayor gives his name to the street that housed his house and that has been conditioned by the City Council as a museum of the history of the city. Also in the Plaza del Pradillo is the fountain of the Fish, from 1852: two newts from whose mouths the water flows refresh and give life to the center of the city.

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Another great fountain is the fountain of the Constitution, in the square of the same name, between Mayor and Echegaray streets. They are two large concentric circular ponds, with water games and waterfall.

In the festivities we can highlight the Procession of the Encounter on Easter Sunday. The procession, more than a hundred years old, departs from the Hermitage of Our Lady of All Saints with the image of the Resurrected Christ and "The Encounter" takes place with another image, that of Our Lady of Solitude in the Plaza de los Cuatro Caminos. After that, music is played, doves are released and there are fireworks.

The celebration of May 2, declared of tourist interest by the region of Madrid in 2014, for its deep-rootedness and antiquity, recreates the historical events that took place on May 2, 1808, through a dramatized representation by the neighbors in the historic center of the city.

Another interesting festivity is that of Nuestra Señora de los Santos and San Simón de Rojas, which is on September 12. The originality and variety of the acts is one of the great attractions of these patron saint festivities, declared of Tourist Interest.


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