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Contact details

Embalse del Manzanares s/n
28410  Manzanares El Real, Manzanares el Real, Madrid  (Madrid)
www.manzanareselreal.org
Tel.:+34 918528685
Tel.:+34 918530008
Fax.:+34 918527582

Location

Autonomous region:
Madrid

Province/Island:
Madrid

Madrid

Reservations


Description

The fortress was founded by the first Marquis of Santillana, Íñigo López de Mendoza. It is built on the site of an old Romanesque-Mudejar shrine, remains of which can still be seen inside. The building has a square floor plan. It has circular towers at the corners and a polygonal keep. The castle comprises a courtyard, basement and six storeys. On the first floor there is a Gothic gallery, considered to be one of the most beautiful in existence. It is surrounded by a barbican whose arrow slits are decorated with sculpted Crosses of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. This castle belongs to the Autonomous Region of Madrid and is used for congresses and conventions.

Construction:
Castle

Artistic period:
Renaissance

Historic period:
15th century

Setting:
Manzanares Reservoir.

Practical information

Schedule

From Tuesday to Friday
From 10:00 to 18:00

Public holidays and Weekend
From 10:00 to 15:00
From 16:00 to 18:00
From 10:00 to 18:00
Closing days: Monday

Dramatised tour times: Saturdays and Sundays at 12:00 pm and 1:45 pm.


Prices

General: €5
Reduced: €3
Dramatised tour: General: € 8
Reduced: € 4

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