Water, limestone walls and trails where you can practice different activitiesPresa del Pontón de la Oliva
The Pontion of olive dam, built during the reign of Elizabeth II, is the oldest dam in Madrid. It's built of limestone, the rock we found in the surrounding area.
Since the mid-18th century there was already the idea of supplying water to the court from some of the flowing rivers of the Sierra de Madrid such as the Lozoya. It's in the mid-19th century, when the pontoon of olive was selected as the most suitable place to build the first dam in Madrid.
In the surroundings of pontoon de la Oliva, in addition to constructions linked to the supply of water, we find meadows by the Lozoya River where cows graze, vertical walls where you can practice climbing and trails through which to know such fascinating landscapes as the cárcavas of Alpedrete de la Sierra.
INFORMATION FOR VISITING AND BOOKINGAddress
Carretera M-134. 28189, Patones (Madrid)Schedules
Patones Tourist Office (Saturdays and Sundays from 11.00 6pm) 91 843 29 06
Ayuntamiento de Patones (Monday through Friday 9.00 5pm) 91 843 20 26
-It is advisable to park the vehicle in the parking lot of the Pontón de la Oliva dam next to the M-134 road
-In addition to the visit to the dam is a meeting place for active tourism (there are several routes and climbing area)