Sierra de Guadarrama Attractions
Mendoza Castle View slideshowThe Sierra de Guadarrama forms part of a 100km (60mi) long mountain massif separating Old Castile from New Castile. At Peñalara it reaches a height of 2,430m (7,970ft) and at Cabezas de Hierro 2,383m (7,818ft). The Sierra de Guadarrama is a popular weekend leisure destination for the people of Madrid both in summer and winter.
Colmenar Viejo, Spain
Every year Colmenar Viejo holds a bullfighting festival featuring young bulls.
Manzanares el Real - Mendoza Castle
Miraflores de la Sierra, Spain
From Manzanares el Real a minor road follows the shores of the Embalse de Santillana and then goes on through Soto el Real to Miraflores de la Sierra (1,150m/3,773ft). With its tiny old town center nestling at the southern foot of the Sierra de Guadarrama it is a popular place with the inhabitants of Madrid in summer.
Monasterio El Paular
Sierra de Guadarrama to Madrid Driving Tour
This journey from Sierra de Guadarrama to Madrid is via Rascafría, along the Río Lozoya through the picturesque villages of Ateruelo, Alameda and Pinilla to Lozoya. Here the visitor will join the C 604 to Lozoyuela, and from there can take the N I back to Madrid (another 68km/42mi).
Puerto de Navacerrada, Spain
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