Almonacid de Toledo

From the first news debre Almonacid de Toledo, it is known that in 1086 Alfonso VI donated to Toledo igulesia this villa. In 1129 figure like farmhouse of the Toledo district of Santa Maria Sisla. By letter of Alfonso VII, given in Guadalajara in 1132, gives the Count Don Cabrera Pons of this villa. In 1150 it reappears Almonacir written in Mozarabic donation document and the Guadalaceth stream. In 1176, the king donated it to the Order of Calatrava, with sites of Balaqa and Orta. The troops of Alfonso VIII, way to victory of Las Navas de Tolosa, camped in Guadalacete, on June 22, 1212.

In 1226 donations are made to arzobisco Rodrigo to repopulate the town, concertation the Guard, Yepes and Almonacid to pay a tribute in 1313.

As most emblematic and significant element emphasizes its medieval castle, which supposedly was donated by the village by Alfonso VI to the church of Toledo to its archbishop, passing in the eighteenth century at the hands of the Counts of Mora.

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Handicrafts and typical products

Olive oil

The importance of olive growing in the Montes de Toledo also highlighted in this town where tourists can enjoy an excellent oil made from olives cornicabra. Although there has Designation of Origin Montes de Toledo, the Cooperativa Nuestra Señora Virgen de la Oliva has to his credit with distinctions that stand out as a high quality oil. An oil marketed under the Boca del Valle brand and tourists can purchase in the cooperative.
Manchego cheese factory "Source Albeitar"

In this factory you can enjoy a variety of cheeses, a product with designation of origin which has a great importance in the area. Develops do with sheep's milk, has several awards and hallmarks among which: X Second Prize in the Regional Competition EXPOVICAMAN. 2000 Diploma of Great Selection 2000 Bronze Medal Great Selection. 1997 Cinch Plata in 2004, Cinch Oro in the year. 2000 and recognition as Best Cheeses of Spain 2003 of the Ministry of Agriculture.

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Holidays

  • "San Blas" ( February 3, a local food is realized)
  • "Romería a la Ermita de Nuestra Senora de la Oliva" (1 May)
  • "Virgen de la Oliva" (Patron, August 15)
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Information of interest

  • Town hall
    • Tlfn.: 925 314 001
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Almonacid Castle

Although not known for sure its origin most likely question of Moorish origin. Cu enta According to tradition, the castle was conquered by El Cid at the time of swimming rei fonso Al VI, renamed Alm as del Cid, a name that would become Almonacid. In this castle he was imprisoned Count Gijon because of its claims to secure the throne of Toledo.

Masonry built of masonry. Determines the main hall and continuity of defense walls, from 12- 15 meters. On the south side the wall is straight and is reinforced with three curvilinear towers to the east, is also straight and ends with a tower northeast of irregular plant.

Surrounding this great hall grated amu is a coastal path, about 3 meters wide, sheltered by a crenellated contramuro. Around this complex is a shallow open fosco entirely surrounding the inner fortaleza.El is very deteriorated only retains some mud wall.

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Castle of Almonacid.

Chapel Nuestra Señora de la Oliva

One of the cough Monument of interest that can be visited in Almonacid de Toledo is the Shrine of Our Lady of Olives built in honor of the town's patron, the Virgen de la Oliva. This temple dates from the XVT century and is located a few kilometers from the village, framed in a natural setting worthy of seeing.

Building a Latin cross, with three separate five naves arches and pillars Susten States. The nave has a barrel vault and transverse arc divided into five sections with lunettes. It highlights the dome on scallops and the altar decorated with frescoes by Alonso de Arco, like the chapel, which reflects a Marian catechism.

Today, the chapel is restored and inserted into a set of buildings recently home to a religious community. Inside the olive reciento where they say the Virgin appeared preserved.

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Chapel of Ntra. Sra. de la Oliva.

Parish Church of San Antonio Abad

This temple, which is located in the center of the village, tt was erected in the year 1576, being able and look inside painting s of Alonso del Arco.

It is a building of Latin cross with a single nave divided into quarter sections in turn divided by pilasters with Ionic capitals and covered with a barrel vault. Outside are three buttresses and side to counter the thrust of the vault. It is located in tran corners reinforced with granite blocks.

The tower is divided into four sections. The fourth body has a bell tower and arches with a bracket cornice in brick, the roof is hipped with curved tiles.
His condition is good and should restore to maintaining their type and style.

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Horse Riding and Spa

This four star hotel offers exclusive facilities. Massages, treatments and baths in your spa. Introductory course to horseback riding, custom classes, boarding in the riding. If you want to spend some time relaxing you can check their offers weekday.

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