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El Pardo

El Pardo
Ward of Madrid
The Royal Palace of El Pardo
The Royal Palace of El Pardo
Location of El Pardo
Country Spain
Aut. community Madrid
Municipality Madrid
District Fuencarral-El Pardo
Population 3,657
Elevation 685 m
Postal code 2 8048

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]

Contents

  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Photogallery 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

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 General 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 (El Pardo Mountain). The ward contains a neighbourhood called Mingorrubio.

Photogallery

References

  1. ^ (Spanish) 2008 Population statistics of Madrid (xls)
  2. ^ (Spanish) Infos about the Royal Palace on www.patrimonionacional.es

External links

  • (Spanish) Bibliography about El Pardo

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