Cinco Villas

Cinco Villas

Its name can be related to the existence of five huts or grazing huts that gave rise to the old enclave of the population.


In 1833 the provincial division is still in force and Cincovillas becomes an annex to Mangirón. It is located south of the municipal district, between Mangirón and Lozoyuela.

In recent years, it has been subject to a progressive process of abandonment of population and traditional activities. Currently has a great livestock vocation.

Landscape and Nature

The type of settlement is of hillside, with gentle descent of the Picazuelo. It is made up of meadows, wastelands and low grasslands and arboreal masses of oak forests, pine forests and ash trees in the high ropes.

You can enjoy it by the extensive routes in the old Portachuelo canyon, where you can find the Viñacabo or Ángel stream rest areas, water troughs, stone fences and remains of previous agricultural architecture.

You can walk through the paths of the hill of Cinco Villas, in the separation of the term with that of Buitrago, and that of Barruelo, which after passing through the nucleus of Cinco Villas joins the previous one in the trough of the source of the Zarcillo, both continue in the village of Picachuelos.

The Picazuelo Peak (1250m.) Stands out as a topographical landmark on the top of the hill of Cinco Villas, on whose slopes we find a wide pine forest that covers it. Nestled in its skirts is the town of Cinco Villas. From the top of the hill you can see a wide panoramic that reaches from Guadarrama to the Sierra del Rincón.

Historical Heritage

Church of Santa Ana

Potro de Herrar

Lavadero (Laundry)

Popular Festivities

San Roque (August 16)

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