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  • Torrelaguna: medieval and Renaissance enclave in Madrid.

Torrelaguna: medieval and Renaissance enclave in Madrid.

Your guru: Rocío
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  • Torrelaguna
  • Available in: Spanish

About the guru Rocío

I am a historian and social anthropologist. I have experience as a guide in different fields (exhibitions and visits).

I am a historian and social anthropologist. I have experience as a guide in different fields (exhibitions and visits).

About the tour

Torrelaguna, is located in the Middle Valley of Jarama, north of Madrid. The first signs of settlement near Torrelaguna are found in Prehistory. But, it is not until Roman times when we observe the establishment of population in what is now Torrelaguna: agrarian villas. In the Middle Ages, it was integrated into the Muslim sphere, until in 1085 it was reconquered by Alfonso VI. From this moment on, its greatest period of splendor begins, which has left us with many traces and traces between its streets. What are we gonna see? Throughout an hour and a quarter, we will know the history of this peculiar enclave. We will discover its singularities and charm, walking through its streets. In addition to his most illustrious characters: San Isidro and Santa María de la Cabeza, Cisneros or Juan de Mena. Are you ready to enjoy the experience? 1. Salinas Palace. 16th century 2. House of Views. 16th-19th century 3. Santa Fe Arch and Star Street / Nobiliary Street: House of the Marquises of Pozo, House of the People. 4. Old Salt Buffer. 5. Plaza Juan de Mena and centennial pine (former corralón del Marqués del Pozo). 6. Cisneros Square. 7. Old Manor Houses. 8. Remains of the old wall and the Puerta de Burgos. 9. Vestiges of the former Jewish quarter: Former Holy Trinity Hospital, XVI. 10. Plaza Mayor: a. Abadía de Madres Concepcionistas Franciscanas, S.XVI. b. Old Poster / Town Hall. S.XV. c. Church of Santa María Magdalena. S.XV-XVIII * You can visit inside the temple (managed by the Church, 3 euros per person).

Meeting point
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How to find me: In the garden of the Palacio de Salinas (Plaza Montalbán, current Civil Guard barracks). Dark clothes
Tour duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

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Doorta

8 months ago

Great knowledge, very entertaining.

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Response from Rocío:

Thank you :)
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