Castle of Manzanares El Real-David Serrano

Castles of Madrid


The history of the region can not be understood without looking back to the Middle Ages and the fortifications and castles that one day organized and defended their territory. Today they constitute some of the most spectacular and evocative testimonies of this time.

The Community of Madrid keeps a good number of well-preserved and open-minded fortifications that tell us about our medieval past and the noble families of that time. Castles like the Duke of the Infantado in Manzanares El Real that offers one of the most spectacular pictures of the Madrid mountain landscape; the one Gonzalo Chacón in Arroyomolinos, an indispensable character in the court of the Catholic Kings; "La Coracera" in San Martín de Valdeiglesias, a typical noble residence symbol of the power of the noble in its territory; the one of the Mendoza in Buitrago de Lozoya place of exceptional beauty in which the Middle Ages beats in every corner of its fortified enclosure; the castle of the Santiaguista encomienda in Villarejo de Salvanés From the terrace you can see one of the best sunsets in Madrid. And the great unknown, the castle of Count of Barajas in La Alameda, in the middle of an urban park within the city of Madrid.

All of them are located in towns with a lot of charm and a great gastronomic, cultural and natural attraction.