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

Calle Castillo 0, 28410 Manzanares el Real, Spain
+34 918 53 00 08
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Great visit - short and sweet

This castle is charming and also renovating, big and not overwhelming so you can get through in a... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2017
365Explore
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England, United Kingdom
via mobile
5 stars for the exterior

Unfortunately it was closed for the day, I got there too late, I could only take a few pictures on... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Aqua_Uomo
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Toronto, Canada
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“national park” (4 reviews)
“lovely castle” (2 reviews)
“outer walls” (2 reviews)
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Calle Castillo 0, 28410 Manzanares el Real, Spain
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+34 918 53 00 08
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Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

This castle is charming and also renovating, big and not overwhelming so you can get through in a comfortable 90 minutes and get going around with your sightseeing. Many good corners to enjoy a bit of ambience of history and nice that you can get...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Unfortunately it was closed for the day, I got there too late, I could only take a few pictures on the exterior. I went to Aranjuez, El Escorial, San Ildefonso and Segovia, all in one day and had to leave this one for the last....More

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Reviewed 3 September 2017

A restoration project which is more amazing with each visit, walk through with self guide and look over the walls to the town near by or gaze up to the Sierra which is a National Park to the north or South to the lake, not...More

Thank Edward Z
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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

The castle in our village is well worth a visit, nicely restored with great views of the reservoir. One thing,to go up and down and see the whole thing you have some very tight spiral staircases. Check their website too as they have events.

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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

If you are in Madrid, it's a must! It's only one hour from downtown. If you have time, I suggest to visit all Guadarrama area (Manzanares, Pedriza, Navacerrada, Rascafría). If you have only one day, visit Segovia, but stop here for a brunch for a...More

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Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Found this gem on the way to hiking at the National Park nearby. Wonderful tour for only €5. My friend and I spent over an hour on the grounds marveling at the 15th Century architecture. One of the few castles I've been to that allow...More

Thank Daniel C
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Reviewed 14 May 2017

Attractively restored castle with a fascinating history. We went on a very good guided tour (in Spanish) which covering the history, the outer walls and a part of the interior with its ruined church which you can only see as part of a group. You...More

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Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the guided visit. It had a number of historical references and was very well performed by two actors that alleged to be living there. We were lucky and attended a middle ages fight in the gardens of the castle

Thank Antonio S
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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Admittedly it's a heavily restored castle but it you're a castle lover then this should be on your list of things to see. I can't believe I've lived less than 20 minutes away for nearly seven years and only just got around to going inside....More

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Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Wasn't expecting to find a castle on our afternoon outing and nearly didn't go in but so glad we did. The castillo is an impressive example of how reconstructions can be done tastefully and without kitsch. Rooms have been simply refurnished with attention to detail....More

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hikerz
I am 70 years old. Planning to meet my younger brother in Seville on June 11 after he and his wife complete the Camino Frances en junio. I will travel earlier on June 2, and was planing to spend 6 nights in Segovia and 3 nights in Toledo, while visiting castles (Alcázar de Segovia, La Mota, Peñafiel, Manzanares El Real, Coca).. I will rent a car, but I have no feeling for the time necessary to move around. Is it realistic to visit so many castles in so few days? Most of the castles send "head of the line" tickets... are there usually long lines to enter the castles? Is it worth the extra money for "head of the line" tickets? I visited Madrid two years ago. Some of the lines were terribly long, too long to wait. Can I expect this everywhere. And while I'm asking, would it perhaps be possible to book local guides "when" I get there, or do I have to schedule everything in advance and book guides now? Thanks.
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Response from Jose Manuel A | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it's possible to visit 2 castles per day, because you can use good highways and roads. For the waiting lines, you can expect from half to one hour (this one only for Alcazar), but in June I *hope* less time. Good travel... More
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