SIERRA NORTE DE MADRID

Arquitectura religiosa de la Sierra Norte de Madrid

Within our cultural offering, you will find the RELIGIOUS ARCHITECTURE OF THE SIERRA NORTH OF MADRID.

From small hermitages to large churches that look like cathedrals. The Sierra Norte de Madrid shows us through its religious architecture its spirituality and history.

Real Monasterio de Santa María de El Paular – Rascafría

The whole Monumental of the Royal Monastery of Santa María de El Paular, is declared of Cultural interest from 1876, Since then it is State-owned and is attached to the Ministry of education, culture and sport. Este monasterio […]

Convent of San Julián and San Antonio – La Cabrera

Considered one of the most valuable buildings of the medieval heritage of Madrid, the exact date of its Foundation is unknown. Although its Romanesque style points to the XI and XII centuries, the appearance in its vicinity of a small necropolis […]

Iglesia de San Pedro Apóstol – Sieteiglesias

The Church of St. Peter the Apostle of Sevenchus sits on a large granite rock, dominates the whole village. Sober style highlights the belfry and the entrance portico. The current church was built in the seventeenth century, with walls […]

The inheritance of Santiago – Gargantilla del Lozoya

At the end of the 10th century and during the following hundred years, the Valdelocoya is a land of nobody. In the 1085 the Segovia manors conquer this territory in their progress towards Magerit (Madrid) y se inicia un proceso de cristianización […]

St. John the Baptist Church – Cabanillas de la Sierra

The Church of San Juan Bautista is a building of the seventeenth century with masonry factory that sits on a mound in the eastern area of the urban area and from where the valley of the stream El Sacedón is dominated. It shows a great sobriety of […]

Church of St. Nicholas of Bari – Lozoyuela

The church of Lozoyuela was declared an Asset of Cultural Interest, is dedicated to Saint Nicholas of Bari, Patron of Lozoyuela, whose feast day is celebrated on 6 of December.
It dates from the seventeenth century and is located on a rocky and elevated sing. Destaca […]

Church of San Mamés – San Mamés

The Church of San Mamés sits on the old chapel erected in honor of the saint by the first settlers, of frank origin. The Islamic influence of the area (Navarredonda was founded by the Arabs in the mid-11th century), ha quedado […]

Iglesia de la Purísima Concepción – Bustarviejo

The church of the Immaculate Conception is the oldest building in Bustarviejo. Its medieval tower dates from the fifteenth century, to which were later joined by the central nave and the atrium. From an agreement between the City Council and the Archbishopric, […]

Iglesia de Santa Cruz – Las Navas de Buitrago

The Church of Santa Cruz is located in Las Navas de Buitrago in the municipality of Lozoyuela-Sieteiglesias-Las Navas. Its origin is from the seventeenth century and is characterized by a sober and simple architecture. It has a cemetery attached to the walls […]

San Vicente Mártir Church – Braojos

Known as the "Cathedral of la Sierra Norte", has 400 years of history and is the temple where dance Pastorale, an offering in the form of dance performed by men dressed in traditional costumes. Esta Iglesia ha sufrido repetidas […]

Iglesia de San Pedro Apóstol – Torremocha de Jarama

The church of San Pedro Apóstol in Torremocha de Jarama is one of the few examples of Romanesque in the region. In addition, the pictorial decorations of the interior of the church in an international Gothic style (s.XV) son únicas en la Comunidad de […]

St. Simon's Church – Piñuécar

The Church of San Simón in Piñuécar has a single nave and a rectangular tower attached to the feet, Baroque, with head of medieval tradition by its circular apse peraltado. On the side of the epistle is also attached a closed portico […]

Iglesia Nuestra Señora de la Paz – Gandullas

The church of Nuestra Señora de la Paz is located in the municipality of Gandullas. Recently built (1940), it was building on the remains of the old Church of the seventeenth century, which was destroyed during the Civil War. The tower was built […]

St Mary Magdalene Church – Torrelaguna

It is one of the best examples of Gothic architecture from Madrid, although in its decoration it mixes elements of other styles such as the Renaissance or the Baroque. Its construction began in the early 15th century and ends in the first quarter of the […]

Church of St. Nicholas of Bari – Horcajuelo de la Sierra

The church of St. Nicholas of Bari is a baroque building of the seventeenth century. It has a Gothic chapel with ribbed vault and stone view. The baptismal font is medieval and there is a Baroque altarpiece in the presbytery. La portada es mudéjar y se accede a ella […]

Iglesia Santo Tomás Apóstol – El Berrueco

La iglesia de Santo Tomás Apóstol, situada en el municipio de El Berrueco es del s. XV of Romanesque-Mudejar style. Made in several phases on a previous hermitage. It has a square tower and three bodies high. La portada […]

More culture in madrid's Sierra Norte

Museums

A look at their traditions and their people where you will find: ethnographic museums where we know the life forms of our ancestors, exhibition halls where you can find the contemporary style of the mountains, open-air museums where you will enjoy art and nature and spaces dedicated to great artists who have linked their art to the Sierra Norte de Madrid.

Civil and Popular Architecture

Places of encounter and work of our ancestors in the Sierra Norte of Madrid. From herrar foals that you can find in many villages of the mountains to the great engineering constructions such as the dams that embalme the water of the Lozoya River.

Museums

A look at their traditions and their people where you will find: ethnographic museums where we know the life forms of our ancestors, exhibition halls where you can find the contemporary style of the mountains, open-air museums where you will enjoy art and nature and spaces dedicated to great artists who have linked their art to the Sierra Norte de Madrid.

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