Valle Alto del Lozoya
The municipality of Rascafría comprises two population centres: Rascafría which is the municipal seat and Oteruelo del Valle. Both towns have their origins in the middle ages and were once part of the Kingdom of Toledo.
Limited to the North by the separation between the Madrid community and the Segovia and to the South by the long rope, within its territory "National Park of the Guadarrama Sierra" is located, protected since the year 1930.
Rascafría today maintains its rural character in a very well preserved natural and cultural environment, as it can be seen in its numerous examples of traditional mountain architecture, numerous agricultural dependencies, some Mills, bridges, houses, sawmills...
In the monumental paragraph emphasizes the "monastery of Santa Maria de el Paular", located in the Valle del paular, at the foot of the Peñalara peak and along the Lozoya River, to 2 kilometers of Rascafría, in a spot of great scenic and cultural beauty. The monastery, founded in 1390 by Juan I is unique in its architectural construction in different styles due to the renovations and modifications that was suffering over the centuries.
AV. del paular, 32, 28740 Rascafría, Madrid
Monday to Wednesday: 9:00 to 14:00
Thursday and Friday: 09:00 to 14:00 and 16:00 to 18:00
Saturdays: 10:00 to 14:00 and 16:00 to 18:00
Sundays: 10:00 to 14:00.