Castle of Manzanares and Real (Spain)
Built in 1475 on a Romanesque-Mudejar shrine in honor of Santa Maria de la Nava, the fortress-palace of Mendoza is one of the best preserved of the Community of Madrid. E 'was signed in 1983 the Statute of Autonomy of the Community of Madrid.
The castle, Gothic Elizabethan, is an important example of Spanish military architecture of the fifteenth century. Although it was initially created as a fortress, quickly it became the residential palace of the Mendoza family. It 'been restored several times and in 2005 the Community of Madrid, which currently manages the castle, made some improvement works to create an interpretation center and new audiovisual room, where visitors can interactively learn the trajectory of the castle. In addition, permanent exhibition rooms have been enlarged and the art collections have been restored. Its latest addition is the Renaissance garden, completed in 2013.