Paracuellos de Jarama

Paracuellos del Jarama is a small town and municipality in the Community of Madrid, Spain. It is located northeast from Madrid and very close to Madrid-Barajas Airport. The etymology of the name is unclear.[2]

Paracuellos del Jarama
View of Paracuellos from the South
View of Paracuellos from the South
Flag of Paracuellos del Jarama
Official seal of Paracuellos del Jarama
Paracuellos del Jarama is located in Spain
Paracuellos del Jarama
Paracuellos del Jarama
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 40°30′17″N 3°31′48″W / 40.50472°N 3.53000°W / 40.50472; -3.53000
Country Spain
Autonomous communityCommunity of Madrid
ComarcaMadrid metropolitan area
 • MayorMesa
 • Total16.96 sq mi (43.92 km2)
2,152 ft (656 m)
 • Total24,521
 • Density1,400/sq mi (560/km2)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
WebsiteOfficial website

In 1936, it (along with Torrejón de Ardoz) was the site of the Paracuellos massacres.

Coordinates: 40°33′00″N 3°31′00″W / 40.55°N 3.51667°W / 40.55; -3.51667


Urban linesEdit

  • Line 1: Altos de Jarama urbanization - Miramadrid
  • Line 2: Picón del cura - Los Berrocales urbanization
  • Line 3: Industrial estate - C.C. San Fernando

Interurban linesEdit

  • 212: Madrid (Canillejas) - Paracuellos del Jarama (Miramadrid)
  • 213: Madrid (Canillejas) - Belvis
  • 256: Madrid (Canillejas) - Daganzo de Arriba - Valdeavero
  • 263: Madrid (Barajas) - Cobeña - Algete


  1. ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.
  2. ^ Javier Nájera Martínez, Luis Yuste Ricote: Nombre: Paracuellos, Apellido: de Jarama (Spanish), 3 October 2016, retrieved 10 January 2020.