El Pardo

El Pardo is a ward (barrio) of Madrid belonging to the district of Fuencarral-El Pardo. As of 2008 its population was of 3,656.


The ward was first mentioned in 1405 and still 1950 it was an autonomous municipality of the Community of Madrid. One of the most notable buildings is the "Royal Palace of El Pardo", ordered by King Henry III of Castile and built in 1406. It was the first construction built in the area.

The Palace of El Pardo was the residence of General Franco when he was head of the Spanish State.


El Pardo is located in the northern suburb of Madrid, close to the Manzanares river. Part of its area is covered by a forest named Monte de El Pardo (El Pardo Mountain). The ward contains a neighbourhood named Mingorrubio.

  • The Manzanares at Monte de El Pardo

  • Panoramic view of the Monte de El Pardo

  • The gardens of the Quinta del Duque del Arco


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