The Sierra Subbética Cordoba is an ideal region for those who love hiking in nature. Landscapes and variety of routes offered this mountain range is the perfect combination between nature and sport. In fact, It was recognized in 2006 por la UNESCO as a Geopark. Then, We discuss the most beautiful and popular routes in the Subbética

 Sierra route of the Horse (Almedinilla)

This trail singular born at the foot of the Sierra of the Albayate, next to the Historical Museum of Almedinilla. All the way runs along an ancient Roman road parallel to the river and tour Caicena 40 minutes take us to the spectacular waterfall of El Salto of the Horse and I agree with an old Roman road.

An image of the Sierra route of the Horse (Almedinilla)

We are at the foot of the Tajo de Las Llanas, very interesting geological formation corresponding to a platform travertine: Sedimentary rock partially biological origin. We appreciate many small cavities, shelter lesser kestrels, Play Now, owls, pigeons ... as well as humans since prehistoric times in places like the Cave of the Barriguches, travertine rock which was already used by the Romans as a quarry. This road will take us through the ruins of various flour mills (century. XIX) moved by the force of the river, Mills tower or cube that was up to ten along the river.

Road Peñaparda

This route takes approximately one half hour and has a circular path 5 kilometers around. The trail starts next to the bar "pool", The road descends gently in the shade of a pine forest with a beautiful view. We will soon find on the left with a small vertical drop, so it is necessary to pay special attention, This is known as the cave covacha the Peñaparda, as it is known the name of this route.

An image of the river Genil

Then a corridor between rocks, from which we can contemplate the Renaissance bridge (S. XVI) and the understory of the River Genil, It will lead to the passage of the stream Gresante. We pass next to the ruins of the farmhouse and we will walk to the side of the river, of varied vegetation where nest some species of waterfowl. We reach the spectacular road bridge Malaga and the remains of an old waterwheel, We begin an upgrade of what was once the Arab castle, Gomez Arias, being in front of the medieval Torreón, known for the site of the Hacho. The trail runs between orchards and an old quarry. After some crossings reach a paved road connecting with the farmhouse of Molina, turn left and walk through it, between olive trees and pines, until you get back to the campsite Los Canos de Benamejí.

The route Tiñosa (Priego de Córdoba)

With a length of 16 kilometers (without climbing La Tiñosa), this route of the Camino Alto or old Rute next to the Avenue of Spain Priego de Córdoba. We continue this journey leaving left Quarries Chichaque and out to the road to Navasequilla.

Rise to the famous Tiñosa

Towards the foot of the Tiñosa (highest point of the Cordovan geography) I will continue along the road known as Mayorazgo-Peñuela, in which the end of the journey Cortijo Las Chozas Toledo, just below the Tiñosa.

For more experienced hikers who want to climb to the top, You can make up the north face, Rise known for 'The Ghost', although softer and rise on the west side. At the top of La Tiñosa we find a metal box where the mountaineer can record whizzing.

Route Buitreras (Luque-Carcabuey)

This trail begins in the village of Luque and after a few 18 kilometers reaches Carcabuey. Its difficulty is medium and has a variant that reaches the Source of the Hawthorn and the farmhouse of the Osa, to finally take us back to the main trail.

An image during Route Buitreras

On the side of Luque is a variant of the path that leads to the Source of the Hawthorn, through the farmhouse of the Osa to return then to the main trail. After passing the Cortijo de La Nava, and before refitting the port crossed by the Sierra de la Lastra and the hill of Abuchite, It is passed through the poljé of Nava de Luque. The tour ends in the vicinity of Carcabuey.

Taking this route through the town of Carcabuey Scorching is a magnificent restaurant that has specialties in local dishes such as stew or Andalusian gazpacho style; and especially grilled meat own upbringing as is the Anoja beef and Iberian pork.

Best hiking trails in Cuenca

Hiking has become a very healthy sport and more and more deeply rooted among the population. In the city of Cuenca, specifically, through him enormous room, joined that holds the title as City Heritage if monumental wealth, It has become a location with plenty of choice.

Its historic center in the Serrania de Cuenca, the hanged houses, and Huécar rivers like the Júcar, and cobbled streets are exquisite ingredients for all hikers who want to escape from stress. Here are some of the most beautiful routes in the city of Cuenca.

Cuenca route of the Júcar Hoz and San Julian the Quiet Path

this route, with 8 km route, starts in the area called Recess of the pear. would place, a little later in the concourse area called Beach, by the river there is a larger parking. We crossed a bridge over the river Júcar, walking along its left bank. We see an information panel of the ways we can make. We began to climb an urban area, through the Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows.

A little later, we have a crossroads. To our right up the Sendero Local SL CU 10 up to the old part of the city. In turn coincides with the GR 66 Long Distance Path. On the descent of the river to have built a staircase, which help a lot to bridge the gap. We are on a good path, we come a little on the edge of the river Júcar.

Waterfall Grajas

We arrived at the waterfall area of ​​Grajas, where we see a kayaking school. We crossed a small bridge to the other side. At the other side we expect Cascades Grajas.

We walk a little way down the pedestrian walkway, until we find the turnoff to the Ermita de San Julian Tranquilo. We cross the road by a zebra crossing and began to climb the small ledge that separates us from it. Along the way we find two viewpoints beautiful. The first San Mesles and a little above that of San Julián.

One of the viewpoints of the path where the whole city is contemplated

We passed spectacular viewpoints. We see the bottom of the valley the place where we started this beautiful walk. Now it go down slowly until you reach the point where we start the route.

One of the images on this route

Sickles path of Cuenca

This local trail, with the SL-CU 11 and GR 66, It is part of the network of marked hiking paths around the historic town of Cuenca. This network of trails intertwines in various places. He SL-CU 10 runs next to the historic center of the city located on a limestone spur carved by rivers Júcar and Huécar. The tour takes place on streets, paths and roads.

The starting point is from the Puerta de Valencia by the Huécar Walk to the Teatro Auditorio de Cuenca. After we crossed the bridge and began the climb under the hanging houses. At the height of the bridge of San Pablo did a couple of forced detours: first to the left to visit the hanging houses and then to the right to see, after crossing the bridge over the river Huécar, the Parador.

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Hanging Houses of Cuenca

After the relevant visits continue the journey along a path by the side of the Hoz de Huécar river which reach the neighborhood of the castle. From there we can make a stop at a lookout from which you get stunning views of the parador, the sickle of the river, the hanged houses.

The route continues towards the wall and, near the Arc de Bezudo, cross the street to begin to descend toward the river Júcar, before passing near the shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows. At the height of the chapel, If we look at the opposite mountain, we will see “the eyes of Mora”.

Arch Bezudo

At the level of the river, in the recess Peral, We can peek at the Júcar from the bridge that crosses the other path Local (11). We continue along the shore for a nice walk wood installed on the rock wall on the waters of the Júcar. Later we arrive to the board of rivers, the confluence of the Huécar and Júcar, we will cross to trace next to the Huécar the park and the street Tintes to Puerta de Valencia.

An interesting encounter for the routes is Restaurante Finca Embid for good recharge during breakfast and start different hiking trails found in Cuenca and surroundings or at the end of one of them with a meal to regain strength after a long tour route. This restaurant specializes in meat Anoja own breeding beef and pork bait Iberian countryside and is located within a camping, treasuring a spacious living room and terrace to enjoy fine weather stations.

History of the Plaza de Almagro

Almagro city always has several attractions known for their visit. The Corral de las Comedias, its history and exclusivity in Spain (unique in its kind worldwide, declared Monument 1955), next to the Plaza Mayor de Almagro are two of his main arguments for a leisurely visit the town in La Mancha.

The Corral de Comedias, unique in Spain

Plaza Mayor de Almagro for the town is the meeting point from building both its commercial and historical points. This conclave was established as the administrative center, commercial and social city. The buildings that form currently have domestic and commercial use. further, It is located in the center of the old town and the initial configuration of the square known as space was profoundly remodeled in the sixteenth century and later, in the XIX century.

View of the main square of Almagro, the main square


In the first moment, the upper corridors were common knowledge, but in the second half of the nineteenth century it proceeded to privatization and glazing. It is configured as a public space elongated and homogeneous, You delimited by commercial arcades on the ground floor and two levels of galleries glazed structure formed by uprights and wooden shoes, woodworks with green.

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Ground is a slightly irregular rectangular space of one hundred and five meters long and thirty-seven wide, lintel structure consists of the arcades of Tuscan columns eighty one limestone.

Its type matches the typical Manchego place in a second phase of evolution. While the first phase would be to places with open galleries, balusters and wooden studs, the second phase will be closed galleries as a glassed boxes and the third will consist of tabicado galleries with factory, while maintaining the structural framework of wood.

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The west side of the square are privately owned buildings that remain the largest south side of the square and can be likened to the third stage of evolution in the types of places manchegas: tabicadas galleries with factory while maintaining the structural half-timbered, here sometimes hidden behind the plaster. Once you completed this section, buildings lose soportal, as it can be seen the bottom of the photograph on the right.

It has a singularity due in part to the proportion excessively elongated plant, and the perfect regularity of the facades of its long sides, interrupted only by the House de Molina.

Within uniformity, The square has unique elements: buildings, access and transition zones are the highlights. As a singular building, but adapted to the rest of the set, It is the House of the Lordship of Molina, located on the south side of the Plaza Mayor next to the Corral de Comedias, breaks the regular rhythm of arcades and glass galleries

Construction and transformation

The medieval square underwent a remarkable transformation over the sixteenth century, coinciding with the arrival of Almagro Fúcar, bankers subjects of the Emperor Charles V.

New buildings were erected in the square and due to them the influence of glazed galleries, They are ennobling and give a unique appearance to the two major sides of the square of Almagro, denomination that traditionally has been known, although at different times he has received other name as the Constitution, of the Republic, Real or Spain, after the last Civil War.

In the decade of 1960 which she concluded its restoration began in 1967, as indicated on a plate placed in the building of the City. The play, directed by the architect Francisco Pons-Sorolla, returned to the singular set the nobility and splendor of the sixteenth century.

Plaza Mayor in the beginning

Rectangular irregular, one of its major sides opens in the share of the Palacio Maestral, and according to old plans have 125 ells by 44 width, that is to say, 104,5 by 37 meters, approximately.

Plaza Mayor de Almagro has seen multiple shows national and international sources: He is seen in the starry sky aerobatics Don Quixote and has vibrated the floor paved with the eternal word of classical authors, with live music, theater, dance, horses or wizards. Universes that have permeated artistic baroque light of this unique open space, balanced, noble and elegant: the heart of Almagro.

During the visit to Almagro, It is the magnificent opportunity to visit to eat at the restaurant Scorching Almagro, where they specialize in grilled meat own parenting Anoja both beef and pork Iberian bait field. further, you can enjoy other specialties of the house like “fleshy desires” o los “Duels and losses”.

The best hiking trails to enjoy the valley of Valderredible

Valderredible Valley is crossed by the Ebro River, that crosses over 30 kilometers from entering encañonado by Barcena Ebro and widens forming meanders in the central vega, until he leaves in the vicinity of Villaescusa de Ebro being fitted in the Gorges of Ebro. The richness of the valley suggests that human settlements in this area concentrated primitive era.

That is why this valley can be enjoyed in many ways, because you can go by many different hiking routes and each of them treasures its scenic beauty under a common denominator: nature. Then, We describe some of the highlights for hikers.

Route Tobazo

Known for its famous waterfall, Tobazo route begins at the last town of Cantabria, Villascusa. In a first journey of about 12 minutes following the GR99 along the Ebro arrived at the foothills of the idyllic area known as ” the Tobazo”. The setting is spectacular, limestone outcrops, Waterfalls, steep climb where we get to rock together.

Route Tobazo, one of the most beautiful routes paisajísitca Valley

The spring is fed by a karst modeling leading to the waterfall that is formed limestone tufa that gives the place its name. Toba is a rock formed by the precipitation of limestone coming dissolved in water rising from the upwelling. This porous stone has been widely used for construction in the area. It is a porous rock and very manageable.

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Another image of the Ruta del Tobazo

The assembly eremetical found above, caused by the hand of man and natural formations, It leads us to imagine the extent that they could have this set of hermits who settled in this place back in the fourth century.

Route Mardancho

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Mardancho Route is one of the simplest of all given their plain and cirucular route

Considered one of the easiest routes of all, since most of his career is in plain, and also one of the most historic so involved in this route Mardancho, which is Panero is next to the two rivers that join the Ebro in Valderredible. Note that this path is circular and ends at the starting point.

In this first installment we left the crag moorland of Lora. In just 30 minutes you can see the silhouette of the Gothic Church of Susilla., known as Cathedral Valderredible. Its size and print dominate the village. It is the sixteenth century, although it is very reformed. At this point the road the trail official notes that follow Susilla way but still keeps a secret in the bottom of the village. Following a path we will find a gem of rock:” The cave complex of Santa Maria de Peñota.

Noting some stately houses Susilla lined road to the shrine of Our Lady of Mt.. this stretch, in slight rise, It is still a very simple route, It takes us through an environment where oaks are taking center stage. In just 20 minutes we reach a crossroads where we signaled the ascent to the chapel.

After a climb we reach a chapel of the sixteenth century, renovated in the years 60, which you are in a privileged place. We stayed a while watching the excellent view we have, the parrot. Then we headed to the last stretch that leads to the Romanesque church of Villanueva. The twelfth century, only preserves the apse of the time. Sus canecillos, capitals and windows stand out. They say they're made by the same hands as those of the Collegiate Church of Cervatos. His visit is a must and is one of the jewels of the Romanesque of the area.

At the end of any of these routes, You can enjoy a rest stop along the way and have a drink or eat in restaurant Scorching Cantabria, specializing in grilled meat Anoja own rearing veal and Iberian pork bait field, a cozy place, where you can enjoy all of nature offered by the Ebro.

Alcalá de Henares, Cervantes root

For Alcalá de Henares, Miguel de Cervantes has been very important during past and present. In 1547 He was born in a house number two street from image, Miguel de Cervantes. Despite that four years, the writer He left the city, the relationship with it has always been strong and deep. Thanks to the ingenious research chronicler M. Vicente Sanchez Moltó It showed that the birth of Cervantes in Alcalá was no coincidence and it is why we say Alcala de Henares is talking about culture.

Cervantes Birthplace Museum

So much so that the house where the writer lived has become a museum in his honor and long career that has led to enormous prestige city cultural. Casa Natal Museum is a building that reconstructs the building where, According to studies by historian Luis Marin Astrana,born writer Miguel de Cervantes. It is situated on the High Street, next to the Hospital de Antezana. The present building was built in 1956, evoking the canons of the house Traditional Castilian-toledana.

A city 2.000 years of history, whose origin is in the old Complutum Roman. Walking the streets that gave birth to Miguel de Cervantes, the author the immortal “Don Quijote of La Mancha”, also you discover a spectacular monuments.

One of the main squares of Alcala de Henares, Plaza de Cervantes

But Miguel de Cervantes is, the author of “Don Quijote of La Mancha”, a of the most important works of world literature, who has larger footprint left in Alcala de Henares. You will feel his presence in almost every corner of the city. His memory and his legacy continue today very much alive, not only at home native, now a museum, but also in the cultural agenda location, and other landmarks such as the Teatro Cervantes, where I know is the oldest comedies corral Europe.

Teatro Cervantes Hall
Inside the Teatro Cervantes Hall

A fun way, original and different approach to Alcalá is by Cervantes Train. It works in spring and autumn, part of the station Atocha and, during the journey, a group of actors dressed in period represents fragments of some works of Miguel de Cervantes. The flight attendants on the trip distributed sweets in Alcalá de Henares. After visiting the city with a group of professional guides, It begins the way back to Madrid in same train, where a book of Don Quixote is drawn.

Michael Alcalá de Cervantes mentions in several of his works ("The illustrious mop", "The Colloquium of the dogs"), but especially in "La Galatea", that elapses in the environment of the river Henares. And reminisces a little-known legend complutense Chapter XXIX of the first part of Don Quixote.  Such is the depth of the writer with the city which it has a statue in his honor to remember that it was born the greatest writer in the Spanish language all the time and more international ambassador and author of the second book most widely read literary worldwide.

Statue of Miguel de Cervantes

Alcala de Henares is also a superb restaurant, Scorching Casa Benito, specializing in grilled meats own parenting Anoja both beef and Iberian pork bait field, highlighting its lamb. further, also it features homemade dishes, whether porridge, calluses, White beans, cooked or famous omelette. Dishes that will make you enjoy the best of the local cuisine. In this sense, Ricardo and Marivi brothers offer their good work for more than 40 years. Its friendly service and large room and terrace Restaurant, plus the area tapa, They are a great choice for celebrations, business meals or to enjoy a good grilled meat in Alcala de Henares. Especially, Anoja tenderloin grilled or barbecued beef own upbringing are some of the most popular dishes for diners Madrid.

Brigands and Ronda

The birth of the brigands in the Malaga town of Ronda in the SXVIII century emerges from the defense of the city against the troops of Napoleon Bonaparte. In fact, near 1400 rondeños joined the troops of Seville and Granada in their fight against the French who were defeated at the Battle of Bailen making Joseph Bonaparte and Napoleon leave Madrid take command of his troops.

After the War of Independence, it is said that there were guerrillas who raided the roads and lived wandering through the woods taking advantage of the innocent and unwary. They became so popular that its image, with its distinctive garb and trebuchets, He was forever linked and Ronda. Sustained war with the French resulted in the destruction of buildings as the Alcázar, the mills, mills and crops, bringing people to a precarious situation hence the grouping saw people and smugglers en route to Gibraltar until the early twentieth century.

The bandolero in the mountains also took on other tasks, It was very united in most cases smuggling en route to Gibraltar and the fans of bullfighting, example we have José María Tempranillo, Juan Caballero, the famous Vivillo, and Jose Ulloa Navarro as "Tragabuches", one of the components of the seven children of Écija who fought against the French troops plus bandit, smuggler and matador, He sang and they say not all bad.

Current Diego 'El Bandido Generoso'

Picture of Current Diego 'El Bandido Generoso'

It was the first example of bandolero helping the needy. A kind of Robin Hood born in Utrera and linked to the Andalusian day laborers.

José Ulloa Navarro 'The Tragabuches’

the bandolero, “Tragabuches”

It was one of the most famous members of 'The Seven Children of Ecija', one of the gangs of bandits best known of the nineteenth century Andalucía. His profession was torero, but he left the arena after killing his wife and her lover. After the event, He enlisted in the organized band. Once dissolved the group, his trail was lost. Today you can find references to his life and to other people of the time in the Museo del Bandolero Ronda

José María Hinojosa, highwayman known as El Tempranillo

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Picture of “Tempranillo”

He lived an intense but short-lived, leaving a lengthy tour of Andalusian towns, where legends and true facts are mixedAmong these municipalities is Alameda, the town where he was treacherously murdered at the hands of another bandit, "The Barberillo", I had always shown a certain envy for him and where their mortal remains. In his later years, He went from being an outlaw to be under the command of Fernando VII to pursue other brigands. In addition to what is now his grave, in the courtyard of the Church of the Immaculate, you can visit the rural hotel that bears his name, where you can find some documents related to his life. Already in Cordovan lands you can be visited in connection with this and other malefactors of the time the Museum of Banditry, lucentina located in the hamlet of Jauja, where Tempranillo born.

Museo del bandolero

Inside the museum of Bandolero

In the Serrania de Ronda they lived most of brigands, but many came from different parts of the Andalusian and national geography. Bandolero Museum is an attraction in the capital of the Tajo. Entertaining way explains the history of banditry in Spain, especially, In Andalucia. It shows a romantic journey from the beginnings of banditry social problem that led.

Bandolero museum entrance

The museum is structured around five rooms. All make a journey to meet the bandits through original images, historical documents, as baptismal, death certificates, edicts, bonds or seals. objects of the time such as coins also preserved, trabucos, knives or guns. A character, the highwayman, to know a whole period of our history.

Meanwhile history of banditry and visit to the Museo del Bandolero, Scorching interesting visit La Carreta also located in the town of Ronda, specializing in grilled meat Anoja own rearing veal and Iberian pork bait field, as well as local cuisine of the area as rondeñas crumbs or oxtail.

Murcia, cradle of historical figures

Murcia has always been considered a historic city known for both its monuments, between most notably the Cathedral, as the illustrious and historical characters born and lived throughout their history in the city. poets, military, condes, reyes,  nobles; many of these separated by the weather, but always with the root of Murcia as a common denominator. highlight some of the most important for the city.

The main contribution of this cradle of many characters has come from the world of art, specific painting, literature and sculpture, among which include Pedro Flores, Luis Garay the Costa Almela. However, national policy has also had among its ranks men murciano important source, as Saavedra Fajardo, Count of Floridablanca.

Count of Floridablanca

Jose Monino Redondo, best known as the Count of Floridablanca, He born in Murcia in 1728 and he studied at the Seminary of San Fulgencio and so alone 20 years he earned a law degree and license to practice in the Tips and Courts of the Court. In 1766 He was appointed Fiscal Council Castile. The Council of Castile represented in the eighteenth century virtually all the power of the kingdom: was legislative body, political and administrative council and high court civil and criminal justice.

Count of Floridablanca was an important politician in the SXVIII century

Shortly after, in 1772, Grimaldi, then prime minister of Carlos III, He proposed this as Ambassador Rome and that is why King, as a compensatory act, requested name his farm Floridablanca. Five years later, He served as Prime Minister of the King, where was 10 years and it was pleasantly held in his hometown, Murcia.

Antonio Gálvez

Antonio Gálvez Arce, better known as Antonete Gálvez, He was born in the hamlet of Murcia Torreagüera 29 June 1819, within a family of farmers. He spent his childhood in the garden, working Earth to help his family, while he is learning to read and write at night. This part in consipraciones Progressive Party, and in 1854 Murcia entered leading a group of men recruited in the garden, achieving and the triumph of the revolution in this city.

Antonio Gálvez

However, two years a royal regiment restored the previous status quo and forced to train their weapons to the National Military, authenticates strike force of progressive since its inception. Gálvez, without embargo, he persevered and 1868 It dedició support the progressive pronuciamiento General Prim, which it was made shortly after control of Cartagena and Antoñete control of Murcia, thus giving the triumph of the insurrection in the province. One year later, Antonete starring the iconic Republican uprising in the Sierra de Miravete, having exiled to Oran(Algeria) After his failure, to return in 1870 thanks to an amnesty.

Abd al-Rahman II (Abderramán II)

Independiente was the fourth Umayyad Emir of Al-Andalus and founded the city Murcia along the river Segura. gracious monarch and lover culture and peace, He managed to give Al-Andalus one of its greatest periods prosperity and tranquility, strengthening the rule, collecting taxes, promoting culture and making numerous public works, as the expansion of the Mosque of Cordoba.

This monarch was the creator of the city of Murcia

 Despite this atmosphere of peace, the reign Abd al-Rahman II was not without some social conflicts, especially starring Christian martyrs, They are protesting the policy pro-Arab emir.

Saavedra Fajardo

Saavedra Fajardo is considered the best diplomatic history

Considered the best diplomat history, Diego Saavedra Fajardo, and one of the historical figures most important murcianos of the Modern Age. Diplomat and writer, fundamentally political, represented the Spanish court in Europe during the XVII century. In fact, Saavedra participated in the complicated negotiations ending the Thirty Years' War. In the world of literature was Contemporary authors called Spanish Golden Age.

Luis Garay

This painter was born in Murcia (Nonduermas) the 17 September 1893 and he was known for portraying landscapes Murcia, and customs popular and still lifes. His painting is distinguished from its referent Solana and closer to their environment, society in which he lives, through everyday scenes and the people who finds his way.

Luis Garay portrayed everyday landscapes of the Murcian town


From his childhood he had a great interest in painting and 12 years she is working as an apprentice in a shop Grocery Juan Antonio Garrigós, where he met Pedro Flores and this He began working in a lithographic workshop, learning photographic techniques retouching. In 1930 he received a scholarship by Pedro Flores and Ramon Gaya and exhibited in Paris, in the gallery Quatre Chemins and in the Salon des Independants, However he returned to his city native, because he missed his homeland and decided to never leave more. In fact, when the School of Arts was inaugurated and Crafts of Murcia was appointed Professor of Artistic Drawing until Civil War broke out and could not exercise this role during the war. In 1943 Villacís he was awarded the prize for his work "The Artist's Family" and in 1956 He died of respiratory problems at his home in the street Glory.

Between visiting historical monuments and knowledge about the lives of these historical figures, We propose the visit to Scorching Canovas, specializing in grilled meats Anoja own breeding beef and Iberian pork bait restaurant field. further, also it offers local cuisine such as salad murciana, paparajotes or different rice dishes typical of the city.

Attractions in Turleque

The visit to Turleque, little town of Toledo, It is synonymous with tranquility and peace for rest combined with the beauty of nature that holds the Toledo area. This municipality 800 inhabitants about an opportunity to tirerra make the route between Manchego steppe and the first foothills of the Montes de Toledo, Route called the Finistur.

Main Square Turleque, Plaza del Generalissimo

further, Turleque, between his rides, provides historical and discover its most emblematic monuments municipality are as Tercia House, the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption Justice and roll. Turleque name comes from a hybrid Latin and Arabic, since "tur" comes from the Latin, meaning "turris"; Y "It leque" is a characteristic diminutive particle mozárabe, so that Turleque would mean Torrezuela or torrecilla.

House Tercia

Plate House of Tercia

The Tercias houses, They are those places where tithes were deposited as payment of taxes what we now call. Why those who think Public finance and taxes are some recent times, they are wrong. Already in the thirteenth century turlequeños Tercia House had until that tithing correspondent, or what is the same one-tenth of the crude product obtained in crops.

Antigua Tercia House Turleque where taxes were paid

Church of Our Lady Assumption

Church of Our Lady Assumption in Turleque

Church of a ship with vault divided into six sections by arches and Doric pilasters barrel. TO each side of the first five sections, shallow chapels open by arches, central one leading to the door.

Baptistery left and the sacristy to the right, access to the towers at the foot. facade topped by fronton and two brick towers, square with two separate bodies by impost of sillares. Two clocks faces perpendicular and superimposed bell in front of the tower on the left, both finished with per capital Ball, vane and Cross.

Church of Our Lady Assumption in Turleque

The facade is topped by fronton and two towers. Parish plans were attributed to the architect D. Juan de Villanueva and D. Julian del Alamo. It was funded by the infant Spain D. Gabriel Antonio, Grand Prior of the Order of St. John of Malta, also cooperating entire population of Turleque.

Justice Roll

Historians tell that rose in 1.751, date on which the King Ferdinand VI signed the concession title of Villa to Turleque.

Roll of Justice in Turleque

The pillory is a seated stone column on a slipway where the prisoners were exposed to public shame, serving as well as a lesson to other residents. They were placed at the exit of the populations, on the busiest road, above it was located in the Consuegra road, since this population was head of the Priory. Is a based on which a column rises smooth shaft with capitals.

Roll plate Turleque

In addition to these precious monuments also can make ". The environment Rue Finistur It is mainly marked by the reservoir Finisterre. An impressive depression in the valley Algodor, that collected during rainy seasons to 35 hectometres of water so scarce in this region. This "oasis" manchego is in the interest, which by their Location, shared history and nature between the steppe and Manchego foothills of the Montes de Toledo.

Finistur route up to Turleque

Between visits to these monuments and routes is the option to take a break and regain strength to continue the roadmap Turleque sights and visit the magnificent restaurant Abrasador La Chimenea de Turleque, a perfect restaurant for tapas or meat, because it specializes in grilled meats Anoja own rearing veal and Iberian pork bait field. They also offer a lot of variety of both hot and cold coffee and plates. To finalize, also they have a pantry where you can buy any product quality as cheeses.