The city's name comes from “Fuente Labrada” (carved fountain), and although the fountain that gave it its name no longer exists, while on holidays in Fuenlabrada, you can visit its other emblematic fountains, such as Cuatro Caños, Cruz de Luisa and Las Escaleras, the latter recently built in a more modern style.
It's also a city of parks, particularly thanks to the Polvoranca park, a large green space shared with Leganés containing a lake where you can relax or go running. Fuenlabrada is also a city of culture, as is you'll see at the campus of URJC (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos) and CEART (Tomás y Valiente Art Centre).
Check out the offers for cheap trips to Fuenlabrada via Madrid airport and discover its historical heritage, which includes the parish church of San Esteban and the hermitage of Belén. Don't forget the old City Hall, which deserves a stop-off on your journey.
What's more, thanks to the wide range of package holidays to Fuenlabrada, you can experience first-hand some of the city's most important festivities, such as Cristo de la Salud on the first Sunday in May, or the pilgrimage of Santa Juana, held on 9 March and known as the “Day of the Tortilla”, as everyone brings a Spanish omelette for a picnic.
Fuenlabrada is only 13 miles from Madrid, meaning it is easy to move around the area. The excellent public transport network includes buses, trains and metro (MetroSur, connected to Madrid's metro system in Puerta del Sur, Alcorcón), so you can get around easily and visit other cities to the south of Madrid.
With an average annual temperature of 15°C, Fuenlabrada has a pleasant climate, and is fresher than big cities like Madrid. It is the ideal destination for sports and outdoor activities.
Take advantage of holiday deals to Fuenlabrada and enjoy the young, fun atmosphere that won't leave you indifferent.