In this section we have also listed several sites in the interior of Spain, all in the autonomous community of Madrid.
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The city of Madrid is situated in the middle of the autonomous community of the same name, landlocked at the geographic center of the Iberian Peninsula. About 14% of the population of Spain live within the metropolitan area of the county's capital and largest city. From Madrid, it is at least 350 kilometers to the closest Mediterranean nude beaches and a bit farther to the closest Atlantic nude beaches. However, there are three inland nudist locations that are all near the border of the autonomous community, and each is roughly an hour's drive from the city center.
Directly north of Madrid, La Pedriza 40.7686N, 3.9082W [int] is a mountainous area of fantastic rock formations near the town of Manzanares el Real, and it is popular with hikers and rock climbers as well as with swimmers who bathe in the many pools and waterfalls of the cold mountain river that flows through the area. Just upstream from the most popular textile swimming hole, there is an area where nude bathers congregate. Farther north near the town of Lozoya, there is an area of the Río Lozoya known as Hoya Encavera 40.9459N, 3.7642W [int] where the river carves a number of narrow gorges with pools, rapids and sculptured rocks as it meanders through a pastoral area. There is an area of Hoya Encavera that draws nude bathers, but it not as popular as La Pedriza (in part because the cattle that graze in Hoya Encavera contaminate the water). La Pedriza and Hoya Encavera are 23 kilometers apart as the crow flies, but the driving route is over twice that distance owing to the mountainous terrain of the area.
If you'd like to visit an actual sandy beach, head west from the city to a reservoir called the Pantano de San Juan 40.3822N, 4.3171W [int], between the towns Navas del Rey and Pelayos de la Presa. There is a hidden beach in a picturesque setting on the west end of the reservoir where nude bathing is customary.
MISCELLANEOUS NATURIST-FRIENDLY PLACES
Centro Deportivo Municipal La Elipa 40.4151N, 3.6530W
La Elipa, Madrid
Centro Deportivo Municipal Vicente del Bosque 40.4780N, 3.6939W
Barrio del Pilar, Madrid