Torrelodones is a suburb of Madrid.


In the north, bordering the place of Hoyo de Manzanares, south to Las Rozas de Madrid, in the east of Madrid. It is located at the foothills of the Sierra de Guadarrama. In the area alluvial soil and granite rock is encountered.

Near the mountain Trofa, a right tributary of the Manzanares flows.


The early history was without geographical preferences. From the 16th century to build a Gemaches in the Herrera style has survived for Philip II by Juan de Herrera. 1728 was the city name. Fernando Fernández de Córdova 1826 conquered the same. The Battle of Brunete in 1937 took place south of the village.

The place has seen in recent decades, a strong population increase, mainly caused by newcomers from Madrid during the Spanish property boom. About 10 % of the population are immigrants who come mainly from Eastern and Southern Europe and South America.


The crest introduced in 1979 shows the medieval watchtower, the yellow sash refers to an earlier local manor.

Cities partnerships with Grodzisk Wielkopolski, Betton, Merksplas, Delligsen and Barberino di Mugello.

Economy and infrastructure

The village lies on the Autovia A-6.

Today, the major areas of employment of residents service, administration, commerce and crafts.

Culture and sights

  • Watch-tower from the time of Muslim rule
  • Fountain of the 16th century, built on behalf of Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial
  • Church of La Asunción de Nuestra Señora ( Assumption ) of the 17th century


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