One of Madrid’s most unique features is the amount of castles that are still standing in the present day. The beauty of these Medieval sights are breathtaking. Whether you are a local to Madrid or just visiting for the first time, check out this list of the 5 most beautiful castles in Madrid, and get ready to feel like the true royalty you are.

Castillo de Buitrago de Lozoya

While the exterior beauty is a sight to take in, the interior is in ruins. Located on a riverbank, It is still worth a visit to see this 15th century gem in person. Some parts of the area are used for festivities while others are currently being restored.

Castle of Torrejón de Velasco

Up until 15 years ago, this castle was considered private property. Now, as property of the city, you are able to visit the site and experience it for yourself. The walls are designed to hold bird’s nest, providing a safe haven for those in danger of extinction to nest.

The Castle of the Counts of Chinchón

This structure was built atop the ruins of an earlier one in the 17th century. It is still standing today, even after being badly damaged by wars throughout history. The entry point is on a bridge that stretches over a moat.

Castillo de Aulencia

In a state of progressive ruin, several of the areas of this castle are being preserved. It is said that in the past, an Arab chief was likely the occupant. Standing atop a hill, its magnificence is undeniable.

New castle of Manzanares el Real

Like something out of a storybook, this castle is a beautiful sight. In great condition today, it is the prime example of 15th century military architecture. It is known for its appearance in the film “El Cid” (1961) starring Charlton Heston and Sophia Loren.

Embark on a day trip from Madrid to Guadarrama National Park and the new castle of Manzanares el Real and discover one of the best preserved castles in the Madrid. After the tour of the park, make your way to the new castle of Manzanares el Real. Discover a fantastic example of typical medieval constructions and one of the best-preserved castles in the region.