Cultural tourism

Handicrafts

Special The Features, both topographical, geographical and environmental factors that make up the County of Los Montes de Toledo have led to craft a s…

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Part of the inner and outer defenses of the city, visitors can see one of the most impressive venues in Spain and defensive lines. Toledo retains its walls, gates, towers, bridges, remnants of castles Jews and Christians, for the most part very well preserved. There are still sections Visigoths, Muslims and Christians, who endowed and improved enclosures found in previous civilizations, taking the Tagus as pit natural.Nombrar San Serbando Castle.…

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Festivals of Interest

The Holiday of the Cow

Cow Festival, held in San Pablo de los Montes, marks the conversion of St. Paul, patron of the town and is declared of Regional Tourist Interest since 28 March 1994. It has an important role the Quintos, who were the young men who had done military service in the last replacement.…

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The holiday of the Rose of the saffron

The Feast of the Rose of Saffron is held every year in Consuegra fn last week of October, thus being its variable date trying to match the celebration for the collection of. It was established in 1963, having been listed by the General Secretariat of Tourism and Tourist Festival.…

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The holiday of Olive tree

Several years ago, there was a tradition or custom, that the last day of the olive harvest campaign that could last two or three months, depending on the harvest, owners of large numbers of olive invited, as many people had participated in collecting the fruit, to a meal in the dining area or in the owner's home, organizing them dancing late into the night with olive branches adorning cars or galleys that had days earlier served to transport the fruit from the olives to the mill, and thus celebrated the end of the olive harvest.…

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Popular Architecture

Mineral extraction

Mines

Although mining has been important throughout history, will from mid-nineteenth century when an intense activity in Spain starts.
The most important nonmetallic minerals exploited in Casilla La Mancha have been lead, zinc, mercury, iron, silver and gold.…

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Mineral production

Tejares

The tile is a way to exploit the clay deposits accumulated by the dragging of rivers and streams. They are facilities composed of several units such as housing, was to store the clay to be worked , large enclosures for drying the pieces, honor for cooking , storage , well with battery , etc needed to be close to the raw material to save costs.…

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Related to the water: wells, treadmills, watering places for farm animals, sources

Water as a basic element for life , has generated a series of architectural forms designed to facilitate their use. In this regard it should be noted that the municipalities that form the region of Montes de Toledo are characterized by great droughts.

That is why , arising numerous wells , fountains, troughs , washing and wells , distributed throughout the region.…

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Other constructions

This section differentiated other rural architecture on the one hand, are linked water, and secondly, are buildings for organic production activities…

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Energy production

Windmills

Windmills start working in Spain from the Middle Ages and are usually located on the outskirts of the villages on hills or slopes to catch the wind.

Before the invention of the waterwheel, flour mills hand mills were little moved by animal or human power in which a large amount of energy is wasted.…

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Historical Routes

Guerrilla route

The War of Independence (1808-1814) , convulsive period in our history , marks the beginning of the Contemporary Age in Spain . The invasion of Napoleon's armies pretending to invade Portugal and the kidnapping of the Spanish royal family in Bayonne to place on the throne of Spain to a brother of the Emperor Napoleon, was a legal vacuum power among the Spaniards who do not accept the imposition by the force an intruder authority. This moves them to organize themselves spontaneously at first creating a Policy Boards , and then initiating a process of popular rebellion in many of the towns and cities did not hesitate to take up arms against Napoleon's troops.…

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Road Trashumancia

Free , cattle moves continuously in search of better pastures. This raises the custom of the biannual migrations. The real cause that forced the cattle migration, supported by the tough topographical and climatic contrasts the biannual change of herds were necessary.…

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Route Road to Guadalupe

With this route called the Camino de Guadalupe Montes de Toledo is intended to inform the way that traditionally , in the act of pilgrimage , the faithful performed from Toledo to the Monastery of Our Lady of Guadalupe.…

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Pastor route Magdaleno

In the thirteenth century , Toledo Ajofrín started a road that began at the Bridge of Alcantara , to take towards the Guadiana basin and Andalusia. Also from this town , then a farmhouse repopulated by Mozarabic , journeyed other cross roads linking the main roads that ran from north to south across the Montes de Toledo. One coming out of Ajofrín Addressing Sales with Aguilera Pena where it crossed the road from Toledo to Cordoba and continuing until connecting with another ancient Roman road near Port Marches , was the protagonist of a tradition preserved for centuries in the villages of the region .…

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Mudejar Route

Mudejar is an art that has its maximum expression Toledo where both prolific has made ​​one of its hallmarks .

The birth of art Hispano is the process of merging elements Romans , Visigoths, Byzantines and Arabs that they resulted in a new and independent style where brick is the basic element . Was developed during the Islamic invasion and after the reconquest of Toledo ( 1085 ) centuries whose infuence is projected at this time in churches, palaces, military architecture and other as humble as monumental places.…

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