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New Baztán Palace and Buitrago Castle, visit monuments under restoration

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Buitrago del Lozoya Castle in the Sierra de Madrid

Do you know that this summer you have the possibility to sign up for free guided tours to know monuments of the Madrid's community Which are currently under restoration?

The program Open for works which carries out the Madrid's community it allows you to visit monuments that are being rehabilitated on summer weekends, specifically the Buitrago del Lozoya Castle and the Palace of Nuevo Baztán.

The restoration of these buildings is being carried out by the General Directorate of Historical Heritage, and the visits are made by expert guides in restoration.

Visit Buitrago del Lozoya castle

He Buitrago del Lozoya Castle, also known as the Alcazar of the Mendoza, was built by order of Marquis of Santillana in the fifteenth century together the Wall of this town of the Sierra de Madrid.


Buitrago del Lozoya Castle in the Sierra de Madrid

With a quadrangular plant 45 meters long, the castle is part of the defensive set of Buitrago, locality located on the A-1 on the route to Somosierra port, which currently retains the longest wall of the Community, in which up to seven defensive towers are distributed.

The works that are being carried out now in the castle are to rehabilitate a 17th-century snow pit, discovered by chance during the rehabilitation carried out in 2012.

Visit palace of Nuevo Baztán

For its part, the palace of Nuevo Baztán It is located in the region of the Henares Basin. Built in 1709 by José de Churriguera, was the main building of the agricultural complex created byJuan de Goyeneche y Gastón, and that it was one of the first samples of new industrial populations created during the 18th century in Spain.

It is considered to be the germ of the new Royal Factories subsequently developed by Bourbons.

He palace of Nuevo Baztán is a baroque building that is in a continuous process of rehabilitation.

The visits of these monuments are carried out in a group of up to 30 people and last one hour.

In the web Open for works You have all the information and the form to sign up for visits, for which you have three different hours (11, 12 and 13 hours).

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