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

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Address: Calle Del Castillo, 0, Manzanares el Real, Spain
Phone Number: 918530008
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A Quick Visit

A beautiful castle and only a short 30 minute drive from Madrid. If you have some time on an afternoon, it's well worth the 10€.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2015
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North Bay, Canada
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North Bay, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

A beautiful castle and only a short 30 minute drive from Madrid. If you have some time on an afternoon, it's well worth the 10€.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I love medieval military architecture and castles and this is one fantastic example of post Moorish Castillian castle. lovely settings as well in front of a lake and with the snowy mountains backdrop

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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
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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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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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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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Additional Information about Castillo de los Mendoza (Castillo nuevo de Manzanares El Real)

Address: Address: Calle Del Castillo, 0, Manzanares el Real, Spain
Phone Number: 918530008
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Manzanares el Real

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