Buitrago del Lozoya

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Buitrago del Lozoya
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Flag of Buitrago del Lozoya
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Official seal of Buitrago del Lozoya
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Buitrago del Lozoya is located in Spain
Buitrago del Lozoya
Buitrago del Lozoya
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 40°59′31″N 3°38′20″W / 40.99194°N 3.63889°W / 40.99194; -3.63889
Country Spain
Autonomous communityCommunity of Madrid
ProvinceMadrid
ComarcaSierra Norte (Madrid)
Government
 • MayorÁngel Martínez
Area
 • Total26.5 km2 (10.2 sq mi)
Elevation
975 m (3,199 ft)
Population
(2016)
 • Total1,861
 • Density70/km2 (180/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Buitragueños
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
28730

Buitrago del Lozoya (Spanish pronunciation: [bwiˈtɾaɣo ðel loˈθoʝa]) is a municipality of the autonomous community of Madrid in central Spain. It belongs to the comarca of Sierra Norte. The town is one of the few in the community that have maintained its walls, which are of Moorish origin (11th century) and have been restored in the 15th century. It lies on a peninsula surrounded by the Lozoya river.

Other sights include:

  • Buitrago del Lozoya Castle, a Gothic-Mudéjar structure dating from the 15th century, with rectangular plan
  • the church of Santa María del Castillo (1321), in the same style
  • the Picasso Museum. This small museum contains works by Pablo Picasso from the collection of Eugenio Arias. Arias, a barber by profession, came from Buitrago and was a friend of the artist.
Church of Santa María del Castillo.