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Las Presillas Piscinas Naturales de Rascafria

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Turned out day around

Visited in October, and it really felt as though people had packed up for the year! There's a... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
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A news concept for me...

After visit the monastery de "El Paular" we went to Las Presillas a few small pools made as dams... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2016
Community of Madrid, Spain
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  • Average20%
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  • Terrible11%
Jul 11, 2018
“Amazing free spot!”
Oct 8, 2017
“Back to natire”
Calle Abelardo Gallego s/n, 28740 Rascafria, Spain
+34 918 69 18 04
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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

This is one of the best places to visit with family and kids. You can choose from free nearby parking to 9 euros parking in site to enjoy the most amazing natural pools (man made to catch the clear water stream). Just 45 min. from...More

Thank Angel M
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We stumbled across this location en route to the nearby village. Once you park up (free to park off-season), people are able rest & play around the side of a natural reservoir with maintained grass to throw out a blanket & bring your lunch. A...More

Thank alirish
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Visited in October, and it really felt as though people had packed up for the year! There's a genuine alpine feel to the surrounding villages and the atmosphere and scenery are wonderful. Having said that, at this time of year it felt a little bit...More

Thank l1ttlem1ssf1nch
Reviewed 22 August 2016

After visit the monastery de "El Paular" we went to Las Presillas a few small pools made as dams with green grass and a forest around. A lot of nature, you can walk and take a swim in the pools, make picnic, sunbathing. There's a...More

Thank icschlick21
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

The place is too crowded. There's a two-hour line of cars trying to enter the parking lot and lots of people choose to park anywhere they can along the road. Once inside, the water dams hold too much water in the hot season, making the...More

Thank GlobalRalph
Reviewed 28 April 2016

Nestling in the mountains above Madrid, these natural pools are wonderful. Great to cool off in the summer, and a walk up to the 'Falls of Purgatory' is recommended.

Thank David T
Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

after the Madrid heat. We spent a Thursday in middle of July, which was ok with regards to crowds. Place is probably packed during the weekends. Plenty of grass along the riverside with some shade from trees. Best option is to bring your own food...More

1  Thank sasuL
Reviewed 16 January 2015

Pleasant location in the Rascafria valley offers the chance to cool off on a hot summer's day, with a cafe and facilities available. But very busy at weekends with day trippers from Madrid and surrounding towns.

Thank Redfred320
Reviewed 30 September 2014

The place is really beautiful, surrounded by lots of trees and grass that make very nice to spend a summer day. You can bring food and enjoy it with the natural pools of clear, cold waters coming from the mountains. The highest mountain in Madrid,...More

3  Thank Pedro D
Reviewed 24 August 2014 via mobile

A couple of kms from the lovely town of Rascafria is this very popular picnic site with safe swimming pools. Car parking is available and costs €5. I would recommend walking along the river beyond the swimming area where you can relax next to the...More

Thank benedick
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