Manzanares el Real

Manzanares el Real is a 7,250 inhabitant town in the northern area of the autonomous Community of Madrid. It is located at the foot of The Pedriza, a part of the Sierra de Guadarrama, and next to the embalse de Santillana (the Santillana reservoir).

Main sights
  • the Castle of the Mendoza, the best conserved castle in the Community of Madrid. Construction commencing in 1475, it has been used in several motion pictures, most notably El Cid
  • Old Castle ( Castillo Viejo).
  • church of Nuestra Señora de las Nieves, founded in the early 14th century. It has a nave and two aisles, separated by arcades on stone columns. The nave, in Romanesque styles, ends into a pentagonal presbytery. The church has also a 16th century Renaissance portico
  • hermitage of Nuestra Señora de la Peña Sacra


Location in Spain Coordinates: 40°43′38″N 3°51′40″W  /  40.72722°N 3.86111°W  / 40.72722; -3.86111 Coordinates: 40°43′38″N 3°51′40″W  /  40.72722°N 3.86111°W  / 40.72722; -3.86111 Country Spain Autonomous community Community of Madrid Province Madrid Government - Mayor Yolanda Aguirre Gómez Area - Total 128.4 km 2 (49.6 sq mi) Elevation 908 m (2,979 ft) Population (2009) - Total 7,244 - Density 56.4/km 2 (146.1/sq mi) Demonym Rascafrienses Time zone CET ( UTC+1) - Summer ( DST) CEST ( UTC+2) Website Official website

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