Situated 45 kilometres from the Spanish capital Madrid, Alpedetre and located in the foothills of Sierra de Guadarrama, Alpedrete is home to some of the most striking architecture in the region and a place definitely worthy of a day trip from the capital or even a longer stay. Archaeological digs have shown existence of humans on the site of the town for thousands of years, but the current settlement originates from the 13th Century. The main sights to see are the modern town hall and the fortress-like Church of the Assumption, which was built in the 15th Century.
Alpedrete is home to many Spanish traditions such as bullfighting and music, and the town's rituals manifest themselves in several annual fiestas, during which accommodation can be hard to come by. So do book well in advance. The main fiesta, to celebrate the patron saint of the town's church, takes place every August with a religious procession being followed by concerts and fireworks. EasyToBook.com can help whatever type of hotel you need, and booking in advance is easy.