Born of the union of peoples Carabanchel Alto and Carabanchel Bajo which were annexed to the municipality of Madrid by decree in 1948, Carabanchel is currently one of the neighborhoods that has experienced the most development and growth in recent times.
From Bafre Inmobiliaria we offer you a series of curiosities of the district and its most emblematic places:
The bridge of Toledo. The Toledo Bridge is one of the most emblematic places in Carabanchel. Joins both banks of the Manzanares river, linking the roundabout of the Marqués de Vadillo in Carabanchel with the roundabout of Pirámides. It was built between 1718 and 1727. Have 180 meters long and 9 eyes.
Hermitage of San Isidro. In Carabanchel is the hermitage of San Isidro. Empress Isabel of Portugal was built by order in 1528, on land that was owned by Iván de Vargas, patron saint of San Isidro, whom he hired as a farmer and farmer. The hermitage is next to a spring whose waters, according to the tradition, they are miraculous.
The estates of Carabanchel, Good views. Carabanchel was a recreation and rest area for the Madrid aristocracy, who had his farms here. Vista Alegre is one of the district's treasures. A farm that belonged to Queen María Cristina de Borbón, than, after buying it, made it his summer resort. Here stood a palace, a small navigable estuary and gardens were prepared. Later it would pass into the hands of the Marquis of Salamanca, who would continue to beautify the estate and build a new palace.
Church of San Sebastián Mártir. To find the origin of this church you have to go back to the reign of the Catholic Monarchs, late 15th century. It was the residents of Carabanchel who promoted its construction. A temple that was dedicated to the 3rd century Roman martyr, Saint Sebastian, who was the protector against pests.