Low Valley of the Lozoya
The municipality of El Berrueco is located on the shores of El Atazar reservoir in a natural environment surrounded of stones berroqueñas some of them are extension of the nearby Sierra de La Cabrera. This town has an altitude of 925 meters and an extension of 28,80 km.
From the point of view of the physical environment we highlight the granite stone so peculiar of its entire municipality from where el Berrueco comes its important and ancestral quarry tradition. Several streams flow through their lands, among those we highlight the Arroyo Jóbalo or the one of La Dehesilla, and a rich and varied riverside vegetation to which we must add the importance of the pastures of livestock use of melojo oak or holm oak that tell us a not-so-distant livestock past.
We highlight the traditional stone and wood constructions that are still preserved today and that become the unique setting for the representation of an already traditional Living Bethlehem that is celebrated in the Christmas period in the town. Traditional activities no longer have the importance of yesteryear but some of them such as basketry are still alive, the manufacture of tiles and bricks, the wood work, forging iron and above all the stonework, which currently remains important and can be seen in the magnificent Open-air Stonemuseum.
It should be also noted that the Commonwealth of the reservoir of el Atazar which houses the Museum of water is located in El Berrueco, one of the seven museums that this Commonwealth has distributed by many peoples. In its municipal highlight some interesting monuments, as the Atalaya de Torrepedrera, the Church of Santo Tomás Apóstol, the transept of the Church, The Hermitage of Santa María, The channel of the Villar, the pillory or roll, del Potro's branding and the Museum of stonework, or the Roman bridge over the Brook Jobalo.
El Berrueco has nowadays become an ideal place to enjoy nature and practice all kinds of activities among which we highlight the nautical activities, hiking or horseback riding. All of this in a unique cultural environment and with many possibilities to enjoy rural tourism.
¡Descubre con Sierra Norte de Madrid the peoples of Madrid!
TOURIST OFFICEMunicipality information
Altitude: 925 m
Nº people: 777 (data INE 2020)Location