Castillo de Manzanares El Real

Landscape Heritage

Location: Mazanares el Real. Madrid, Spain
Collaborators: Ainhoa Pérez, Victoria Urízar, Amaya González, Leixuri Barrena, Paz González, Laura Pérez, Lorena Garcia
Project: Landscape recuperation for the Castillo de los Mendoza at Manzanares Del Real, 2005.
Dates: 2007-2013
Surface: 33.000 m2
Client: Dirección general de turismo. Consejería de economía e innovación tecnológica. Comunidad de Madrid.
Description: Declared Historic Artistic Monument in 1981, El Castillo de los Mendoza sits in the Parque Regional de la Cuenca Alta del Manzanares, the biggest protected natural space in Madrid. The project seeks to recover the cultural identity of the historic set, while adapting it to its new program. The medieval garden is seen as an amusement space as well as becoming the main tourist attractor.