Garganta de los Montes

Garganta de los Montes

Garganta de los Montes is located in the northwest end of the community of Madrid, is the gateway to the valley of Lozoya, within theTransition Zone of the Cumbres de la Sierra de Guadarrama National Park.


 A great tourist attraction town, for its beautiful streets and stone houses with views of the valley, and its grand historic-artistic heritagecobbled historical centre, the old Livestock crush, Parish Church of St. Peter the Apostle, Hermitage of Our Lady of the Meadows; is one of the most beautiful and special places of the Northern Sierra of Madrid.


 We also have several recreational activities such as: Tennis courts, paddle tennis, football, basketball court, children’s swings playground, municipal swimming pool… the swimming pool is only open in summer time, all other areas are completely free.


 There is also a Gym, Bars and restaurants where you can have a drink and eat, Medical Centre, pharmacy and a Supermarket Butchers shop where you can do your shopping…


 We are located 80 km from the Capital, about 45 minutes by car, it is also possible to access it by public transport, taking the intercity bus number 194 in the direction of Madrid in the Plaza de Castilla.


In short, a place where you can take a stroll, rest and spend a weekend with friends, as a couple, with family…

Panorámica Garganta de los Montes

Valle del Lozoya


The Lozoya valley seems to have come out of the imagination of a painter. His paintings reflect an undulating green landscape. The mountaintops are high without steep slopes. The farms are separated by stone walls and natural hedges that allow plots of different sizes and colors, between the rolling hills and mountains of the valley is the Lozoya River, the true water source of the capital city of Madrid.


El Cuadron, Garganta de los Montes, Canencia, Lozoya, Pinilla del Valle, Alameda del Valle, Oteruelo del Valle and Rascafría are the towns that make up the region. The houses are usually large and made of stone, with a pitched roof. Among them we can be attracted to Villa de Rascafría, Lozoya or Garganta de los Montes, beautiful localities of the valley of Lozoya.


 In a visit to the valley of Lozoya, you should not miss the opportunity to try the delicious meat with Protected Geographical Indication Beef from the Guadarrama Mountains, either veal or yearling calves. The true star of the menu of all restaurants in the area, it is almost mandatory to have it roasted in a wood oven. Also grilled or seasoned with some of the herbs that grow in the valley, for example, thyme.


 However, each restaurant has its own specialities worth ordering. An advise, leave room for dessert, they are all homemade and delicious. For more information about the serrana gastronomy click here.


 Within walking distance of the reservoirs in the Lozoya River, in summer you can enjoy a variety of water activities: canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing….

We invite you to visit some of the most interesting tourist sites in the area:

Valle del Lozoya
Panorámica Valle del Lozoya
Buitrago del Lozoya

Buitrago del Lozoya

to 15 kilometers

Monasterio del Paular


to 20 kilometers

Sierra del Rincón

Sierra del Rincón 

to 30 kilometers

Calle Patones de Arriba

Patones de Arriba

to 45 kilometers



to 60 kilometers



to 75 kilometers


Perteneciente al Destino Sierra Norte

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