For faster navigation, this Iframe is preloading the Wikiwand page for El Pardo.

El Pardo

El Pardo
The Royal Palace of El Pardo
Location of El Pardo
CountrySpain Spain
Aut. community Madrid
Municipality Madrid
District Fuencarral-El Pardo
Elevation
685 m (2,247 ft)
Population
3,657
Demonym(s)Pardeño, Pardeña

El Pardo is a ward (barrio) of Madrid belonging to the district of Fuencarral-El Pardo. As of 2008 its population was of 3,656.[1]

History

The ward was first mentioned in 1405 and in 1950 was an autonomous municipality of the Community of Madrid. One of the most notable buildings is the "Royal Palace of El Pardo", built in 1406 by the order of King Henry III of Castile. It was the first large edifice built in the area.[2]

The Palace of El Pardo was the residence of dictator General Francisco Franco when he was head of the Spanish State.

Geography

El Pardo is located in the northern suburb of Madrid, close to the Manzanares river. Part of its area is covered by a forest named Monte de El Pardo. The ward contains a neighbourhood called Mingorrubio. It has nearly 16,000 hectares and El Pardo's Mount is the most representative Mediterranean forest in the whole region. Also, the enclosure of this Mount is due to Philip VI and took place at the XVIII. Its function was to prevent wild animals from escaping from the royal hunting grounds and to avoid poaching. In fact, much of the enclosure has been maintained to this day.[3]

Photogallery

References

  1. ^ (in Spanish) 2008 Population statistics of Madrid (xls)
  2. ^ (in Spanish) Infos about the Royal Palace on www.patrimonionacional.es Archived January 14, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Monte de El Pardo". El Pardo. Retrieved 16 December 2020.

40°31′N 3°46′W / 40.517°N 3.767°W / 40.517; -3.767

{{bottomLinkPreText}} {{bottomLinkText}}
El Pardo
Listen to this article

This browser is not supported by Wikiwand :(
Wikiwand requires a browser with modern capabilities in order to provide you with the best reading experience.
Please download and use one of the following browsers:

This article was just edited, click to reload
This article has been deleted on Wikipedia (Why?)

Back to homepage

Please click Add in the dialog above
Please click Allow in the top-left corner,
then click Install Now in the dialog
Please click Open in the download dialog,
then click Install
Please click the "Downloads" icon in the Safari toolbar, open the first download in the list,
then click Install
{{::$root.activation.text}}

Install Wikiwand

Install on Chrome Install on Firefox
Don't forget to rate us

Tell your friends about Wikiwand!

Gmail Facebook Twitter Link

Enjoying Wikiwand?

Tell your friends and spread the love:
Share on Gmail Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Buffer

Our magic isn't perfect

You can help our automatic cover photo selection by reporting an unsuitable photo.

This photo is visually disturbing This photo is not a good choice

Thank you for helping!


Your input will affect cover photo selection, along with input from other users.

X

Get ready for Wikiwand 2.0 🎉! the new version arrives on September 1st! Don't want to wait?