Culture and traditions

Castle Manzanares El Real

The imposing castle of Manzanares el Real is a symbol of the Community of Madrid. And the most preserved of this autonomous community. It is also known as the Mendoza fortress palace. It was declared a Historic-Artistic Monument in 1931.


The castle that still belongs to the Duke of Infantado was ceded for a period of 60 years to the Community of Madrid. That uses it as a library and for congresses, cultural activities, etc. It was built on a hermitage in the year of 1475.

This fortress is a beautiful set of huge windows. It has two galleries, rectangular patio and four towers in its corners. And also a basement and six floors. It houses a museum of Spanish castles among its facilities.

The Manzanares El Real Castle is located at 28410 Manzanares El Real. The phones to give you more information are 91 853 00 09 (city hall) and 639 17 96 02 (of. Tourism). The opening hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Ticket sales are given until 5 pm.

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