Vva de los infantes
The coat of arms of Villanueva de los Infantes was granted in 1421 by the Infante Enrique. It represents the cross of the Order of Santiago with a castle and a lion, alluding to the kingdoms of Castile and Leon; and two coats of arms of the House of Aragon alluding to the Infante Enrique (brother of Alfonso V of Aragon).
The most important rivers are the Jabalón, a tributary of the Guadiana which rises 20 km from Villanueva de los Infantes in Los Ojos de Montiel (Montiel) and the Azuer which rises in the municipality of Villahermosa, in the heart of Campo de Montiel.
Villanueva de los Infantes belongs, due to its latitude, to the Mediterranean climate characterized by seasonal temperatures. This climate is influenced by the fact that it is located in the interior of the Iberian Peninsula and on the plateau, at an altitude of 890 meters above sea level.
The predominant flora is scrubland: rosemary, rockroses, salvias, thyme… have been proliferating on land that the oak groves have given to man for dry crops (cereals, vines and olives). The main arboreal element of the area is the holm oak.
St. thomas of villanueva spain
During their visit to Villanueva de los Infantes they visited the Center of Holography and Arts Dados Negros, managed by Pepe Buitrago and later visited the exhibition Decisive Moments of Photography that houses the Museum of Contemporary Art.
Organized by the Department of Equality that coordinates Ana Belén Rodríguez Gallego, through the Women’s Center, with the collaboration of the Women’s Institute of Castilla-La Mancha, will be launched in Villanueva de los Infantes the Corresponsables Plan, which aims to generate a redistribution of resources in the area…Read more…
Yesterday Thursday were presented at the Tourist Promotion Office of Castilla-La Mancha in Madrid the Days of Historical Recreation on the occasion of the VI Centenary of Villanueva de los Infantes. An initiative organized by the City Council of Villanueva de los Infantes and the Association for the Development of Tourism and Tourism…Read more…
Villanueva de los Infantes is an important historical site representative of the baroque and renaissance styles of La Mancha. The urban layout is very symmetrical and offers numerous places of architectural interest. Numerous civil and religious buildings, palaces and popular houses of great beauty stand out. Villanueva de los Infantes, historical-artistic site, head of the judicial district and capital of Campo de Montiel and since 2004, considered «The Place of La Mancha» mentioned by Don Miguel de Cervantes in his work «Don Quixote of La Mancha» as a result of the scientific study, brought to light by the multidisciplinary research team of the Complutense University of Madrid.Villanueva de los Infantes is located in the southeast of the province of Ciudad Real. It is located in the center of Campo de Montiel, being the head of the region, surrounded to the east by Fuenllana, to the northeast by Carrizosa, to the west by Alcubillas, to the southwest by Cózar, to the southeast by Montiel. Surface area of the municipality 135 km2.
Villanueva de los Infantes is located in the southeast of the province of Ciudad Real. It is 90 km from the capital and about 40 km from the Ruidera lagoons. It is the head of Campo de Montiel. Cervantes or Quevedo walked through these streets. The place in La Mancha where Don Quixote lived four centuries ago -and that Cervantes did not want to reveal- was Villanueva de los Infantes, a beautiful town.
It has a deep history. In its surroundings there were prehistoric settlements; it was a Roman and then Arab city, with the name of Jamila. It fell into Christian hands in the time of King Alfonso VIII, and in the thirteenth century it was linked to the Order of Santiago. In the 16th century it was considered the capital of Campo de Montiel, and at the end of the 19th century it received the title of city.
The city of Villanueva de los Infantes has a center of notable architectural and urbanistic interest; it is the most important historical site representative of the baroque and renaissance periods of La Mancha. Numerous civil and religious buildings, palaces and popular houses of great beauty stand out. In its facades are preserved more than 200 coats of arms.