Manzanares el Real Travel Guide

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    by el_ruso Written Apr 20, 2007

    The beautiful castle of Mazanares el Real was built in the XV century, and has been continuously maintained since. This castle looks like a fantasy creation of more recent times, but it is the real thing.

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    by la_beba Updated Nov 2, 2002

    Combining the solidarity of a large fortress of the low Middle Ages and the elegance of a Renaissance residence, is a proud symbol of one of the most powerful families in Castilla during the XIV and XV centuries, the Mendozas. The Palace Castle, which the Duques del Infantado had built during the reign of the Catholic Monarchs, is located near Madrid and set in the breathtaking rocky landscape between La Pedriza and Santillana reservoir. Carefully reconstructed, Manzanares Castle offers examples of late Gothic and Mudejar architecture, Moorish and Renaissance details, as well as furniture, tapestries, Armour and objects from different historical periods.

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Manzanares el Real Transportation

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    by el_ruso Written Apr 20, 2007

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    You can get a bus from the Plaza de Castilla metro. It comes every 30 min and costs E3. when you come out of the metro the space between the two leaning towers is a bus station. Go to the "Anden" where a bus for Manzanares stops. buses are comfortable enough, and run through satellite towns before you get to Manzanares. You will see the castle on your right hand side.

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Manzanares el Real Off The Beaten Path

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    by la_beba Written Feb 25, 2003

    La Pedriza is one of the most interesting crags in Spain though it has not been very popular last years. The technical slabs are old fashioned and climbers usually preffer overhanging limestone routes. The old and sometimes deteriorated bolts contribute to this fact. It is a granite crag with more than 2000 routes both sport and traditional. Weather is very hot on summertime and cold on winter though it is possible to climb all year long (S faces on winter and N faces on summer).

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