Colmenar Viejo

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Colmenar Viejo
Municipality
Hermitage of Santa Ana.
Hermitage of Santa Ana.
Coat of arms of Colmenar Viejo
Coat of arms
Colmenar Viejo is located in Spain
Colmenar Viejo
Colmenar Viejo
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 40°39′32″N 3°45′57″W / 40.65889°N 3.76583°W / 40.65889; -3.76583
Country  Spain
Community Community of Madrid
Province Madrid
Comarca Comarca Alta del Manzanares
Government
 • Mayor Miguel Ángel Santamaría Novoa
Area
 • Total 182.6 km2 (70.5 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 44,427
 • Density 240/km2 (630/sq mi)
Demonym Colmenareños
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 28770

Colmenar Viejo is a town and municipality of about 44,000 inhabitants, located in the Community of Madrid, Spain, 30 kilometers north of Madrid on the M-607 motorway. It belongs to the comarca of Cuenca Alta del Manzanares.

Main sights[edit]

Basilica of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción.

The most important tourist attractions places in Colmenar Viejo are:

Festivities[edit]

  • Fiesta de la Vaquilla, February 2
  • Fiesta de la Maya, May 2
  • Festivities in honour of the Virgen of Remedios, last weekend of August
  • Day of Colmenar Viejo, commemorating the villages endorsement by Ferdinand II of Aragon, November 22

Twin towns[edit]

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