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Manzanares el Real

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Manzanares el Real
Castle of the Mendoza in Manzanares el Real
Castle of the Mendoza in Manzanares el Real
Banner o Manzanares el Real
Manzanares el Real is located in Spain
Manzanares el Real
Manzanares el Real
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 40°43′38″N 3°51′40″W / 40.72722°N 3.86111°W / 40.72722; -3.86111
Autonomous commontyCommonty o Madrid
ComarcaCuenca Alta del Manzanares
 • MayorYolanda Aguirre Gómez
 • Total128.4 km2 (49.6 sq mi)
908 m (2,979 ft)
 • Total7,244
 • Density56/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
WebsiteOffeecial wabsteid

Manzanares el Real is a 7,250 inhabitant toun in the northren aurie o the autonomous Commonty o Madrid. It is locatit at the fuit o The Pedriza, a pairt o the Sierra de Guadarrama, an next tae the embalse de Santillana (the Santillana reservoir).

Main sichts

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  • the New Castle o Manzanares el Real, the best conservit castle in the Commonty o Madrid. Construction commencin in 1475, it haes been uised in several motion picturs, maist notably El Cid
  • the Auld Castle o Manzanares el Real is the ruin o a umwhile fortress, kent as Plaza de Armas an aw. Anerly twa waws remain staundin, now integratit intae a garden complex. It wis biggit in Mudejar style o granite wi brick curbin.
  • Kirk o Nuestra Señora de las Nieves, foondit in the early 14t century. It haes a nave an twa aisles, separatit bi arcades on stane columns. The nave, in Romanesque styles, ends intae a pentagonal presbytery. The kirk haes a 16t-century Renaissance portico an aw.
  • Hermitage o Nuestra Señora de la Peña Sacra

Freemit airtins

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Ruins o El Castillo Viejo de Manzanares el Real or Plaza de Armas, showin ane o its fower touers.