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Las Rozas

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Las Rozas is in Community of Madrid.

Understand[edit]

Las Rozas was, in the 1970s a small rural village of some 6000 inhabitants. Today it is a thriving feeder town for the capital city, and home to about 100,000 relatively wealthy, middle-class souls. It is still formally a comarca or rural district policed by Guardia Civil rather than national police - but it has a municipal police force, and a well-equipped Regional fire department with helicopters and landing pads to fight bush-fires.

It has excellent modern cultural, shopping and leisure facilities, but is not really a visitor centre, so you can see how ordinary Spaniards live the good life, and enjoy prices without paying a tourist premium.

Get in[edit]

By Air[edit]

The main passenger terminal is w:Madrid–Barajas Airport, to the west of the capital city, which links via a toll-road to the thee concentric peripheral routes M-50 (outer) M-40 and M-30 (inner) autovías. There are also direct rail and metro services from Terminal 4.

By Road[edit]

Use either M-50, M-40, or M-30 peripheral major roads around Madrid which connect to A-6 (Autovia A Coroña) Las Rozas is at Km 23. There are no traffic lights in the town, but some glorious landscaped and schemed roundabouts to enjoy. The M-50 ring road ends here - but it is planned to close the circle to make the airport more accessible.

Get around[edit]

The town has four main zones

  • Casco Antiguo is the old town arount the city hall
  • Parque Paris is a large residential zone along the M-505 road to El Escorial
  • El Cantizal - a huge residential zone and Football City, Las Rozas Village etc.
  • Las Matas A-4 at Km 27, originally the road-builders camp and then a major railway depot, now home to Madrid's Railway museum and RENFE Applied magnetics laboratory and Talgo train factory.

See[edit]

Do[edit]

  • Visit Fiesta del patron del pueblo: San Miguel - One week around 29th September - funfair, concerts street parades etc.
  • w:Compositores de España International Piano Competition in mid November
  • A great base to explore Madrid (Cercanias: Pinar station is near Campanile hotel)
  • A stop-over en route to El Escorial
  • Trek or cycle in nature parks near Football City, around the sports stadium (A-6 Km 23) or along Rio Guardarama (car park off roundabout M-505 at Km 7)
  • Stylish shopping at reasonable prices
  • Visit Railway Museum at Las Matas (A-4 Km 27)
  • Visit Real Federación Espaañola de Fútbal national football team ground and museum at Cuidad de Fútbal (Parque Empresarial)
  • 1 Madrid Fly, Avda Nuestra Señora del Retamar, 16. Madrid's first indoor skydiving facility. Perfect fun adventure for the entire family.

Buy[edit]

  • 1 Las Rozas Village, C/ Juan Ramón Jiménez, 3, +34 916 404 900. Su-F 10:00-21:00, Sa 10:00-22:00. Fantastic outlet in the suburbs of Madrid with villa-like shops, part of a large Europe-wide chain. It offers up to 60% off in over 100 luxury brands, ans also has some coffee places like Starbucks and a few bars.
  • Factory is also a retail outlet bargain basement for major retailers, not far from Las Rozas Village
  • Plaza II is newly built on the M50 at Km 80 and a truly huge commercial centre par excellence based around El Campo (Auchun in France) Under-ground parking, and possibly creche facilities

Eat[edit]

  • Breakfast Cala Melor bakery in Avda. Camilo José Cela, Nr. 9 (Parque Empresarial) has a truly yukky site but yummy bread, cakes, pies and chocolates to die for!
  • Steak La Vaca Argentina - near Las Rozas rail station - A-4 to La Coruna at Km.18
  • Lunch NH Hotel complex main restaurant or family fast good unit M505 about Km 5

Drink[edit]

  • Parque Paris - landscaped ornamental lake, children's zones two cafés
    • La Caña (beer)
    • El Largo (not same business as town centre café of same name)
  • Parque Empresarial
    • La Puerta (traditional)
    • La Buen Gamba (sea-food & shell-fish)

Sleep[edit]

  • Hotel Gran Hotel Las Rozas Hoteles C/ Chile, Nr 2 (A-6 south of Las Matas exit, near Hypercor supermarket)
  • Hotel Campanile Via de Servicio A6 Pinar Exit near Pinar Railway station

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