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This town was founded in the 18th century by Juan de Goyeneche, who commissioned its design from the architect José de Churriguera. Its old town has been declared Property of Cultural Interest.
There is a predominance of the Baroque style in the old quarter of this town, located some 45 kilometres outside the city of Madrid in the southeast of the Madrid Region. The monumental site consists of the Goyeneche Palace, the church of San Francisco Javier and the two adjoining squares. The palace is flanked by a tower, topped with ornamental spheres and has two storeys set off by semicircular arches.