Magnificent Historical Building for Sale, Talamanca de Jarama, Madrid, Spain
Calle del Viento 2
Talamanca de Jarama
Opportunities to invest in a fascinating and unique piece of history don’t come along very often, that is exactly what is on offer here with this stunning former monastery building.
Set in the beautiful municipality of Talamanca de Jarama, in the Madrid community of Spain, the building dates back to the 17th Century, an era known for its innovative and intriguing architecture in Spain, all of which comes across in the building’s breath-taking design.
Today, the building has gained a reputation as an excellent location for filming, with a vast array of movies and tv shows being shot here including Conan the Barbarian (starring Arnold Schwarzenegger), Alatriste (starring Vigo Mortensen) and Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (starring Marlon Brando, Benicio del Toro, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Tom Selleck).
Rather than be left behind in the digital age, the buildings reputation and significance has only been further enhanced as time goes by, with many people seeking it out as a mesmerising glimpse into times gone by. See some of the excellent reviews the site has received for yourself by simply typing ‘la cartuja talamanca de jarama’ into your internet search browser.
The site also has the potential to be a magnificent setting for weddings, graduation parties, music events and festivals, the possibilities really are endless with this property. This really is a fantastic opportunity for someone with the vision and ambition to turn this into a glorious new project.
The area is also very well-connected transport wise on the ground with excellent roads and in the air, with Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suarez Airport, just 20 miles away. Talamanca de jarama is also just 19 miles away from Alcobendas, known as the Spanish Silicon Valley.
Monastery dating back to the 17th century known as “La Cartuja”. The property features several buildings distributed around a large patio. The different buildings had different uses and include a chapel, a cellar, workshops, stables, grain warehouses as well as the monks cells.
Two of the buildings were erected on the 19th-20th century by the owners and were used as their accommodation. There is also a large portion of unbuilt land within the property. One of the external walls sits over the medieval city walls, which were previously part of the property and recently donated to the Council.
The property has been a popular film location for decades mainly for Spanish cinema, TV series, ads and has hosted international productions as well. There is such a significant link between the property and cinema that there is now an annual film festival in Talamanca del Jarama, which takes place in the cellar.
La Cartuja is currently the main setting for town events such as craft fairs, Christmas market and summer cinema. it is a tourist attraction for the Madrid area, bringing visitors from the city particularly during weekends due to its vicinity to the capital.
Attractions in the area include the town itself as well as other towns in the vicinity, several golf clubs, circuito del Jarama and Madrid city. A few areas of the property are falling into disrepair and it is expected that any possible buyers will need to perform structural works.
***Please note that this is a listed property and Comunidad de Madrid has a right of first refusal to buy it***
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ABOUT THE AREA
The town of Talamanca de Jarama, is an incredible mixture of Arab, islamic and Catholic culture, which was reflected in its beautiful historical buildings, and due to its multiple political and social ups and downs, it comes out of its precariousness and continues to make its life accompanied by its river and its streams, its fields sown with cereals, and the hospitality of its people.
Talamanca de Jarama, is a beautiful municipality full of historical places, a natural habitat full of numerous birds, bathed by its river and multiple streams, having nearby the Jarama Valley and the Sierra de Guadarrama, which makes it a unique place close to the capital of Spain.
There are many buildings that account for the splendid past that was lived in Talamanca de Jarama , so motivated by its strategic location, in the remote past 5 Watchtowers were built as a defensive system to control the advances of the Christians, 2 km apart from each other. the other.
You can still visit the watchtower of El Vellon , the closest to Talamanca de Jarama, the watchtower of Arrebatacapas in Torrelaguna, Torrepedrera in El Berrueco, and Venturada. Unfortunately, the El Molar watchtower has been completely destroyed.
On the outskirts of Talamanca de Jarama, the Campoalbillo hamlet was located , completely abandoned more than 100 years ago, and which currently only allows us to see the ruins of what was its church. However, the road is full of countryside with beautiful views to enjoy.
The natural heritage of this town makes the Valdejudios stream and the Rio Jarama deeply valued, due to the immense variety of birds that are common in these places, or that use it as a nesting point. For this reason, it is not surprising that you find family groups sharing on the banks of the river, or walking through the poplar grove, an area of poplars near the Roman Bridge.
As well as being a fascinating and unique place in its own right, the central location Talamanca de Jarama also makes it a great base from which to discover many other wonderful parts of Spain such as the iconic capital, Madrid, which is just 35 miles away from the area.
The area is perfect for lovers of the outdoors as its surrounded by a vast array of excellent walking, cycling, water sports and fishing areas as well as superb golf courses such as Club de Golf Retamares and Golf La Moraleja.
Soccer fans will also be intrigued by the fact that the property is just 26 miles away from the iconic Bernabeu Stadium, home of one of the biggest clubs in world football, Real Madrid. The Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, home of another massive club, Atletico Madrid, is also just 28 miles away, making this area a real hot-bed for football fans overall.
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Located in a peaceful and well-run community
Built surface: 6,210 sq meters
Plot surface: 15, 414 sq meters
The building was a Monastery, some parts of which date back to the 17th century.
There is a chapel inside the building
There are several buildings within the property. We think with the right permission it would be possible to build within the plot
La Cartuja has been a cinematographic setting for decades
Very well known movies such as Conan the Barbarian were filmed here.
There is such a significant link between the building and cinema that there is now an annual film festival in Talamanca del Jarama, which takes place inside the “bodega” (the building cellar)
La Cartuja is a tourist attraction for the Madrid area, bringing visitors from the city particularly during weekends
La Cartuja is currently the main setting for town events such as craft fairs, Christmas market and summer cinema
Excellent setting for weddings, graduations, music concerts and festivals
Surrounded by many other areas of historical significance
19 miles away from Alcobendas, known as the Spanish Silicon Valley
Surrounded by many areas of outstanding natural beauty, providing excellent walking, cycling, water-sports and fishing areas
Close to many excellent golf courses such as Club de Golf Retamares (https://www.golfretamares.com/es/index.php) and Golf La Moraleja (https://www.realclublamoraleja.com)
Less than 30 miles from the home stadiums of world football giants Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid
Excellent transport links
Just 20 miles away from Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suarez Airport