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Madrid Alcorcon is a city located in the autonomous community of Madrid, Spain. The beautiful town was founded in the 13th century. In present, Madrid Alcorcon has an area of exactly 13 square miles and a population of 168,000 residents. Close to Madrid Alcorcon you can visit the capital of Spain, located at just 8miles away of this smaller town. Even if Madrid Alcorcon was founded in the 13th century, archaeologists found proof that it was inhabited since prehistoric times. Its name is Arabic and in present it is in a continuous development thanks to the fact that many people from Spain, Europe and Latin America want to settle in this part of the country. If you plan to visit it, here are the main objectives you should see.
Top Attractions within Madrid Alcorcon
Church of Santa Maria la Blanca is one of the oldest religious monuments of Madrid Alcorcon. It is believed to be built on the remains of a mosque of the middle ages, but it is not known for sure. The church was built in the 16th century. If you want to visit it do not forget your camera, as the interiors are impressive.
Plaza de Cibeles is one of the most fantastic attractions of the Spanish capital. As long as you are in Madrid Alcorcon, do not miss this important landmark of the big city. Filled with beautiful sculptures and fountains, this square is one of the most beautiful you can admire in Madrid.
Puerta de Alcala or Alcala Gate is a monument also located in Madrid. It is situated in the city center, in Plaza de la Independencia. It was raised in the late 18th century, after king Charles III commissioned architect Francesco Sabatini to build a gate which could make the city more elegant.