The El Pardo, just 7 kilometres from Madrid, is a former municipality that joined the capital city in 1950. It forms part of the Fuencarral-El Pardo district and is one of its 8 neighbourhoods. Highlighted by a very attractive natural landscape, it also has a rich historical and cultural heritage, closely linked to the history of Spain.
Its origins were established in 1405, when King Enrique III of Castilla ordered the construction of the pavilion on Mount El Pardo for game hunting. It was here that he built his home, which was to be replaced by Carlos I palace, in 1547. Since then, the area has evolved through various historical events, where The Palace of Zarzuela forms part of the residences complex. This palace is now the official residence of the kings of Spain.
The old settlement stretched along the Manzanares River, completely surrounded by Mount El Pardo. It is a splendid natural wooded area, protected and mainly formed by a huge woodland. It is one of the best kept forests in Europe, with a rich flora of more than 120 species and more than 200 types of animals.
Overlooking the lush Monte de El Pardo, on the edge of the A6, also known as Carretera de La Coruña, some of the most exclusive urban areas with the highest quality of life in Madrid can be found. With excellent communications with the capital, they represent an oasis of tranquility and a natural luxury to live with utmost security and privacy. Engel & Völkers Madrid offers you the possibility to enjoy these splendid conditions by showing you the following rental properties.