calatalifa deposit

Calatalifa deposit in Villaviciosa de Odón


Asset of Cultural Interest in the category of Area of ​​Archaeological Interest

The Calatalifa site is a valuable material testimony of the Andalusian culture in the territory of the Community of Madrid, located to the southwest of the municipality of Villaviciosa de Odón. Calatalifa means "Castle of the Caliph" (Qal'at Khalifa) and, as its name indicates, it would be a what linked to a river axis and important communications such as the Guadarrama valley was in the Middle Ages, the natural and most direct route from the ports of Tablada and Fuenfría to Toledo.