Batres Township

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Batres is a municipality located to the South of the community of Madrid (Spain), at km 35 Highway M-404 (Navalcarnero-Chinchon), 44 kilometres from the capital. It borders north with moral of Enmedio and West El alamo and Navalcarnero. Serranillos del Valle, appears by East Village that also borders it to the South, along with Carranque and Casarrubios del Monte, both in the province of Toledo. The Guadarrama river crosses the municipality of Batres. This River stream runs through Batres following the vertical North-South.

The town, declared of tourist interest by the community of Madrid, meets a relevant artistic and natural heritage. Its most notable building is the fortress or Castle of Batres, built between the XV and XVI centuries. This fortification was historically linked with the poet Garcilaso de la Vega, who lived in it. The Castle and its surroundings received the Declaration of historic-artistic site in 1970. Within this legal figure, the source of Garcilaso and the Casa del Hortelano, integrates In addition to the fortress. It is included within the Regional Park of the middle course of the Guadarrama River and its environment, which protects the banks of the Guadarrama mountains. The gully of the Arenal and Monte de Batres is also part of the Regional Park.

Batres has a long history, dating back to the pre-Roman period, when was highlighted as an important settlement carpetano. Since then, several have been their locations. The village has an area of 21,58 km2 and has an average elevation of 601 metres. His term is defined by the countryside of the Guadarrama River, which configures different gullies, among which stands out the gully of the Arenal terrains. The municipality is located in the depression of the Tagus, river which is a tributary the Guadarrama. All your streams discharged into this last river current. In regards to the vegetation, there are four main ecosystems: the groves and banks of the Guadarrama mountains, thickets and grassland, mixed masses of pine and Holm oak (appearing mainly in the surroundings of the Castle) and the oak forests, meadows in nature.