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Guadarrama is a town and municipality in the Cuenca del Guadarrama comarca, in the Community of Madrid, Spain. Pop: 13032 (winter, 2006 census), approx. 60000 (summer). Founded by Arabs, its name comes from uadi-er-rameil river. Guadarrama achieved the status of "villa" under Fernando V of Castile (II of Aragon) on November 22, 1504. Fernando VI ordered the building of a road to A Coruña through the Puerto de Guadarrama, by which it passed in 1808 the Grande Armée with Napoleon searching the Moore's Army. This town was absolutely destroyed in the Spanish Civil War, as it was for almost three years battlefront, all today can see in this town is new, of mid-20th century. It was the location for some scenes in the 1964 film The Fall of the Roman Empire. It is close to Sierra de Guadarrama, a mountain range that is visited by Madrid residents seeking colder temperatures.


This is a comprehensive travel guide for Guadarrama in Spain. From budgeting tips to finding the best spots, this travel guide has got all the insider information to explore Guadarrama like a local. When planning a trip to Guadarrama, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Madrid. Take a short trip from Guadarrama and set some time aside to explore the Madrid. Dotted with places like Museo Nacional Del Prado, Parque Del Retiro, Madrid Cable Car; it will definitely be a good idea. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Guadarrama.

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Facts and Stats for Guadarrama*

  • Pollution Statistics in Guadarrama

    Know the pollution level of Guadarrama before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • Living in Guadarrama - Quality of Life

    • Pollution Index 43.1 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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