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Castillo de los Mendoza (Castillo nuevo de Manzanares El Real)

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Address: Manzanares el Real, Spain

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A nice day off out the city

This castle, the best conserved in Madrid region , just 30 minutes driving from the city, is one of the attractions of the Madrid region. For a 5€ ticket you can enjoy a nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
24 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This castle, the best conserved in Madrid region , just 30 minutes driving from the city, is one of the attractions of the Madrid region. For a 5€ ticket you can enjoy a nice tour inside and outside the castle, with an enjoyable view of the lake and the mountain. Inside there are some original pieces of the castle and... More 

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Community of Madrid, Spain
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Irina, our guide, recommended us to visit this castle and its surroundings so, we hit immediately the road ! The castle was renovated in 1974, to be opened to the public. The renewal of the architecture of the patios and walls was well achieved. The rooms maybe not so much. The narrow exit stairway is a real adventure for people... More 

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Pozuelo de Alarcon, Spain
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The castle is a great place to visit and is near Madrid. It is a historical site and has amazing views. Don't forget to visit the gardens

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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This historical site is an excellent choice if you are looking for a small getaway from Madrid. Only located an easy 40 minute bus ride from Madrid, Castillo de los Mendoza sits above the little town of Manzanres el Real and the Pedriza national park. It has the classic medieval castle look, with its tall towers and outer stone walls.... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The castle is located in the beautiful town of Manzanares overlooking a very big lake (reservoir) and at the foot of the massif of the Pedriza (a national park). The castle has been well maintained and has a lot of information about its history and the history of the region. It is a bit like a labyrinth, you just keep... More 

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Paris, France
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

A big group of us (about 20) went. Kids were aged between 5 - 9 years old. We'd pre-booked a guided tour, which cost (I think) about 8€ for adults and 4€ for kids, although I really can't remember exactly. So, our tour guides arrived. They were 2 actors, in full costume, who gave a very informative, perfectly timed, and... More 

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Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

I recommend Manzanares el Real for a one day trip with a walk in a nice countryside and mountains, started/finished with a visit at the castle. The walks to the lake and to the mountains take you 1-3 hours depending on the pace and how much you enjoy the countryside. There is not much to see inside the castle, apart... More 

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San Diego, California
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20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

I guess i'm getting picky, because i've seen a lot of castles now. This is an absolutely magnificent building located in a very pretty area, but inside it's been renovated and is largely a replica of original structure. It was still worth the drive for me.

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Madrid, Spain
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61 reviews 61 reviews
28 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

I'd recommend about an hour or so to get around this picture perfect castle. There is parking right outside and the cost of the ticket a 5 euro per adult (no credit cards) was good value. Although there is not of English in the displays, there is still plenty to look at and children will enjoy something that conforms to... More 

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Springville, Utah
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46 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

The first time we went here, it was a Monday and we couldn't get in. We made a special trip on a Saturday afternoon. It wasn't busy at all. We caught the bus from Principe Pio Station. It took about 50 minutes. The bus stops right at the castle basically. The displays were excellent as they told the history of... More 

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