Talk of Castilla-La Mancha is talk of Tembleque. This Manchegan town, located in Toledo, It is one of the jewels of the autonomous community. White lime shines on the facades. Tembleque history is linked to the city of Toledo. One of the main sites of interest is, without a doubt, Plaza Mayor Tembleque. In fact, It is listed as a Cultural from 1973 and is the square where groups most townsfolk. It is a building manchega: square base surrounded by buildings with two floors with runners. These were built to facilitate the view of the markets and bullfights that were held in the square, very similar to the comedy theater. The ground floor is arcaded and held by granite columns. further, ornamentations in plaster crosses represent the Knights Hospitaller, as a tribute to its medieval protection.
Meanwhile the main building is the Municipality of Tembleque, Baroque, It was added to the set in the seventeenth century. further, This square has a Ethnographic museum, located at number 1 Plaza Mayor, to meet with full depth the history of Tembleque.
Church of Our Lady of the Assumption
The main religious building is the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, received designation as a Cultural Year 2012. It is Gothic, urban character. It begins to build from 1509, in tribute to the contributions made by Cardinal Cisneros to participate in the Campaign Oran, to spread Christianity in a Muslim region. Tembleque contributed to this Expedition of Oran with one million maravedíes and a company of soldiers. It is a very fast construction. The church rises from head to toe. Of notable interest, but he lost in the Civil War, It was the main altarpiece. This ostentatious whole sixteenth century, architectural synthesis, sculpture and painting, It is structured into a base, four overlapping bodies and an attic, divided in turn into intercolumnios, where sculptures are housed, and integrated streets paintings.
Chapel of Our Lady of the Rosary in the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption of Tembleque
It composed of a ship with Latin cross, protrude from the whole tower and two side chapels of the eighteenth century, Jesus of Nazareth dedicated to the Virgen del Rosario and.
Casa Palacio de las TorresAmong the civil architecture stands the Casa de las Torres, Baroque palace built in the mid-eighteenth century by Antonio Fernandez-Alejo, Knight of the Order of Santiago who made his fortune in the Americas. The building was declared Cultural Interest in the year 1979.
La Casa de las Torres, as vulgarly it called the palace of the Fernández-Alejo, It is liable for all kind of hikers. Construction of the palace was personal idea of D. Antonio Fernandez-Alejo, one of the members of this illustrious family of Tembleque, who wanted to materialize and part of the great fortune made in America. Is aboutone of the last baroque buildings in Spain, highlighting the facade, crowned with a family coat of arms flanked by two caravels. Built around a central courtyard, Inside it is now in ruins, You can be accessed only with a permit from City Hall. The pinnacle of the left tower is many yearshome to a family of storks, building a nest at that time of enormous dimensions.
Ermita de la Veracruz
Among religious architecture, in addition to the Church of the Assumption, we must mention the Ermita de la Veracruz, made in the image and likeness of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem. One of the most unique and atypical monuments of this area is the chapel of Veracruz. Centralized plant building, resolves into an octagon topped dome that is not trasdoses abroad.
It is a funerary construction because it has been buried for many years a member of the illustrious family of Torres. Suffice it to observe their extreme sobriety and architectural purity to lock this building in the second half of the eighteenth century. Specifically dating 1792, dieciochesca decade in which neoclassical debugging begins in Spain. This chapel has been restored by Tembleque III Workshop School Municipal Library and Archive.
And to conclude your visit Tembleque, what better to do some windmills windmills.
effectively, near the village, outside, on a hill you find two replicas of windmills recently built, although remnants of the original mills late sixteenth century are preserved.
In conclusion, only to see his lovely Plaza Mayor, worth making a trip from Madrid to the Toledo town located at the gates of La Mancha.
further, This town has a burning restaurant, Fireplace Turleque, ideal for the stops you'll never forget or enjoy quality cuisine with its specialties in grilled meats own parenting. Fireplace Turleque is always available to any client.