History and environment Villa Piluca

Discover the History and Charm of the Sierra Oeste of Madrid

In the heart of the Sierra Oeste de Madrid, between the picturesque towns of Pelayos de la Presa and San Martín de Valdeiglesias, lies a magical place that has captivated travelers and adventurers for centuries.

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HISTORY AND TRADITIONS

This region treasures a rich history that dates back to ancient times. From ancient Celtic settlements to the influence of Roman times, every corner of the Sierra Oeste carries the legacy of past cultures.

You will discover the fusion of indigenous traditions with the heritage of kings and nobles who left their mark in imposing castles and majestic buildings.

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AMAZING NATURE AND LANDSCAPES

The surroundings of Pelayos de la Presa and San Martín de Valdeiglesias are blessed with lush nature and breathtaking scenery.

From the shores of the spectacular San Juan reservoir to the lush forests that adorn the Sierra Oeste, every step will immerse you in the untouched beauty of nature.

SITES OF INTEREST

Coracera Castle

A majestic medieval castle built by Don Alvaro de Luna, Constable of Castile, in 1434, that will transport you to times of knights and legends.

Discover its imposing architecture and enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views from its battlements.

Monastery of Santa María la Real

A place of serenity and spirituality dating from the 13th century.

This monastery is the most important monastic foundation of the Cistercian Order preserved in the Community of Madrid.

Among its well-kept ruins you can discover and walk through its cloisters and gardens, to connect with its history and the peace that emanates from the place.

The monastery is open for visits on saturdays from 10:00 to 14:00. Guided tours will take place at 11:00

Sierra de Gredos Natural Park

A short distance away, this national park will take your breath away with its majestic mountains, crystal clear rivers and diverse wildlife.

Ideal for hiking and bird watching enthusiasts.

Charming Villages Route

Visit the charming villages that dot the area, such as Cadalso de los Vidrios, Cenicientos, Las Rozas de Puerto Real or the spectacular chestnut grove of Casillas. In addition, very close by are the incredible villages of the Sierra de Gredos, already in the lands of Avila, such as Piedralaves, La Adrada or El Tiemblo among others.

Let yourself be captivated by its cobbled streets, historic squares and the warm hospitality of its inhabitants.

San Juan Reservoir

A perfect place for water activities and water sports.

Relax on its calm water beaches or enjoy an exciting boat ride.

Horseback riding

Enjoy incredible horseback riding routes on the trails near the San Juan reservoir with your family and friends.

You will also be able to improve your technique and enjoy the rides with the school Los Boxer, very close to Villa Piluca, in Cadalso de los Vidrios.

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