Casasbuenas

Casasbuenas, a small town of just over 200 inhabitants, is located about 20 kilometers from the city of Toledo. Access is good for the CM-401, joining the CM-4052 at the height of the municipality of Polan, or by the CM-4013 road, which runs through the towns of Arges and Layos.

It is located on a plain surrounded by olive groves and fields. We highlight the attractiveness of the fora and fauna in the stream of Guajaraz, tributary of the Tagus River that runs through the municipality. This landscape contrasts with the mountain elevations on the horizon, and the Sierra de Noez Sierra de Layos.

The remains of Roman ceramics of celtiberica found in his municipality, culture give us a clear idea of ​​the antiquity of its origins. In the thirteenth century cited in mozarabe document, the farmhouse House Bonas. In the sixteenth century it is said that Casasbuenas was, until the mid-fifteenth century in the meadow of Beja Munoz.

In the second half of the sixteenth century the term appeared in the pastures of La Higueruela and Santa Catalina. Most of the land belonged to the term Dona Isabel de Castilla, who subsequently lease it to the municipality.

Walking the streets we can see the Church of Santa Leocadia, dedicated to the patron saint of the town. Its rectangular edifcio consists of a single nave with chancel and high choir at the foot. The ship could have a coffered ceiling of which only part of the stirrup and five pairs of braces. Its tower of the fifteenth century, of Mudejar style, is composed of three bodies of brick masonry and ashlar corners; It is fanqueada by two masonry and brick towers topped by a pyramidal body.

We continue the visit up to the House of Diego Lopez de Ayala known as "The Palace" or "House Cortezo". This manor house was built in the mid-sixteenth century by Alonso de Covarrubias, architect and sculptor highlighting such important works as the convent of the Carmelites in Alcala de Henares, improved door of the Presentation of the Cathedral of Toledo and remodels San Clemente Real. This palace became teatianos monastery and later friars in a farmhouse.

Casasbuenas wells are a remarkable ethnographic element, including the twin wells Square Egido; which according to tradition, it was around them where he was born and the population is located.

Casasbuenas wells are a remarkable ethnographic element, Including the twin wells Square Egido; Which ACCORDING to tradition, it was around them Where I was born and the population is located.

Most inhabitants are engaged in farming, so the May 15 the feast of San Isidro, patron of farmers and workers held.

The municipality is part of the production area of extra virgin olive oil covered by the Designation of Origin Montes de Toledo. Oils with this certification must necessarily be extra virgin, and made from the indigenous variety cornicabra. The culinary use of extra virgin olive oil Montes de Toledo, are many and varied. They are excellent oils for fried vegetables and savory stews. They are also a staple in cold soups and salads as a dressing ingredient.

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Data of interest of Casasbuenas

  • Town Hall:
    • Tlfn.: 925 310 281

Holidays at Casasbuenas

  • "Santísimo Cristo del Amparo" (14 august
  • "Virgen del Rosario" (On the first Sunday of October)
  • "Santa Leocadia" ( Employer holidays, on December 9)

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