Villa nueva de los infantes

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Villa nueva de los infantes

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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.

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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, in allusion to the kingdoms of Castile and Leon; and two shields of the House of Aragon in allusion 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.

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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.

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Es la capital de la comarca Campo de Montiel. Ha sido designada por la Universidad Complutense de Madrid como «El Lugar de La Mancha» mencionado al inicio del Quijote de Miguel de Cervantes. También es conocido como el lugar donde murió Francisco de Quevedo; sus restos fueron encontrados en 2007 en la iglesia de San Andrés Apóstol. Es posible visitar la habitación del convento donde Quevedo pasó sus últimos días. El convento es ahora la iglesia de Santo Domingo y en su interior se encuentra esta habitación.

La patrona de Villanueva de Los Infantes es Nuestra Señora la Virgen de la Antigua, una talla del siglo XIII conocida en la Edad Media como Santa María de Jamila. Fue coronada canónicamente el último sábado de mayo de 2000, por el Obispo Prior de Ciudad Real, Rafael Torija de la Fuente. Su fiesta se celebra el 8 de septiembre, coincidiendo con la Natividad de Nuestra Señora. El patrón es Santo Tomás de Villanueva, cuya fiesta se celebra el 18 de septiembre, con privilegio pontificio (la fiesta de Santo Tomás de Villanueva se celebra el 10 de octubre).