Visit to the tower
The guided tour runs from the tourist office in the Plaza Mayor to the gardens outside La Torre, where the most relevant historical references of this emblematic monument of Guadarrama are explained, from its origins to its current use. Afterwards, the inside of the tower is accessed through a side door to the bell tower and from there you can enjoy the views that can be seen from the highest point in the town.
Those who decide to take part in these visits will only have to bear in mind that the staircase leading to the bell tower is narrow, and therefore not recommended for people with mobility difficulties or small children.
The tower is located at the highest point of the hill, and is a visual landmark both inside and outside the town. The possible existence in its structure of remains believed to be Roman and Arab suggests the possibility of settlements of these people in their surroundings. The oldest elements preserved are the Mudejar apse and the medieval tower, reminiscent of the Romanesque style. Its walls has seen multiple interventions and it has undergone numerous vicissitudes over the centuries that have masked its original style, thus complicating its dating. It currently serves as a cultural centre.
You can register for the guided tour at the Guadarrama Tourist Interpretation Centre (CITG), by e-mail at [email protected], or by calling 918494703.
The price of the visit is 1 euro per person. The visit is organised in groups with a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 15 people.