With a wonderful setting in the Region of Madrid, the town of Torrelodones boasts both artistic heritage and stunning nature.
Half way between the Sierra de Guadarrama mountain range and outskirts of Madrid, holidays in Torrelodones will seduce visitors looking to delve into the history of this town located at the foothills and explore the natural beauty of its landscape.
For those who love cultural trails, Torrelodones forms part of the Imperial Route of the Region of Madrid, which runs across nine towns and cities in the region. The trail recreates the journey Philip II of Spain’s journey in the 16th century on his way to the monastery of San Lorenzo del Escorial, during which he praised the beauty of the town as a place of rest. Apart from the historic value of the trail, you can see some excellent examples of Herrerian architecture.
Cheap trips to Torrelodones will let you to explore another interesting trail: the Route of the Castles, Fortresses and Watchtowers of the Madrid Region, on which you can discover several medieval monuments. On its way through the town, the route heads to the Torrelodones Muslim watch tower, or the tower of the hackberries (lodones), which gives the town its name. Its purpose was to control the paths that entered through the Sierra de Guadarrama.
In Torrelodone’s historic quarter, you’ll find the Fuente del Caño, a granite fountain built during the 16th century. Another spot worth visiting is the church of Asunción de Nuestra Señora, which has a 17th-century tabernacle of polychrome wood carving and a Churrigueresque altarpiece.
Package deals to Torrelodones are perfect for hikers, as the town has a great location between the Regional Park of the Cuenca Alta del Manzanares and the Regional Park of the Mid Course of the River Guadarrama.
Getting around from Torrelodones is very easy: its proximity to the city of Madrid means that the town has an excellent rail and bus network. One of the most popular attractions on trips to Torrelodones is the Casino Gran Madrid, a sure bet!