Manzanares el Real

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).

Manzanares el Real
Castle of the Mendoza in Manzanares el Real
Castle of the Mendoza in Manzanares el Real
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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
KintraSpain
Autonomous commontyCommonty o Madrid
ComarcaCuenca Alta del Manzanares
Govrenment
 • MayorYolanda Aguirre Gómez
Area
 • Total128.4 km2 (49.6 sq mi)
Elevation
908 m (2,979 ft)
Population
 (2009)
 • Total7,244
 • Density56/km2 (150/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Rascafrienses
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
WebsiteOffeecial wabsteid

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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

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