Located on the northwestern outskirts of Madrid, Las Rozas de Madrid is a residential municipality and one of the Spanish capital’s most affluent areas. During the Spanish Civil War, it was the site of several significant battles and concrete bunkers still dot the area today.
Things to do in Las Rozas
In the heart of Las Rozas de Madrid is Paris Park, a popular recreational destination with a duck-filled pond. Kids can let loose on the children’s playground while adults stretch their legs on the leafy walking trails. Leisurely lunches are on offer at the Restaurante El Lago and the Restaurante La Caña, both of which overlook the pond.
On the northern edge of Las Rozas de Madrid is the Dehesa de Navalcarbon, a forested park that features hidden bunkers dating back to the Spanish Civil War. Rent a bicycle to explore the park’s six-kilometre-long trail or admire the musical sculptures that feature along its walking paths. The adjacent sports centre houses a swimming pool, a sauna and Turkish baths, as well as tennis and padel courts.
Las Rozas de Madrid makes an ideal base for exploring the sights of the Spanish capital, including the art-filled Prado Museum and the Museum of the Spanish Football Team. In the historic heart of Madrid is the bustling Plaza Mayor, a portico-lined square that centres around a bronze statue of King Philip II. Don’t miss a visit to the Royal Armoury of Madrid, which exhibits royal weaponry, tapestries and trophies.
Getting around Las Rozas
Las Rozas de Madrid is around 20 minutes’ drive from the centre of Madrid and 30 minutes from Adolfo Suarez Madrid–Barajas Airport, which has flights to destinations across the globe. Regular trains connect to Las Rozas, Las Matas and El Pinar railway stations and buses travel throughout the municipality.