Mostoles is the second-biggest town in population belonging to the autonomous community of Madrid. It is positioned 18 kilometres southwest from important Madrid. Mostoles changed into for a long time simplest a small village, but accelerated hastily within the twentieth century. To some extent it is a dormitory suburb of Madrid, however it is also domestic to numerous polígonos business estates. The town additionally hosts the main campus of the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos.
Mostoles became well-known on May 2, 1808, whilst, even though it became handiest a small village, one among its two mayors, Andres Torrejon, war on France. This observed the Dos de Mayo Uprising the same day in Madrid which started the Peninsular War. The Monument to the Mayor 1908, located in Pradillo Square, became erected to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the historic events.
A resident of Mostoles, Manuela Malasana, have become a popular heroine of the rebellion; a subway station and secondary school in Mostoles and a neighbourhood in Madrid are named after her. In famous tradition, the metropolis of Mostoles was made popular with the aid of the Spanish comedians Martes Trece, who performed a comedy sketch on their Christmas Special programme in 1986.