Mazarambroz

Mazarambroz Township is located in the center of the region of Montes de Toledo, 25 kilometers from the capital. To get there, take from Toledo the N-401 towards Ciudad Real and the height of Ajofrín turn off on the TO-7004-V that will lead to Mazarambroz.

The township, mainly flat, the term includes the meadow Chestnut, Alamedilla, the Culvert, the Higueruelas and depopulated of San Martin de La Montina.

The first historical references dating back to the municipality as an ancient Roman city called "Menterosa" that belonged to the province Tarraconense, in the country of Carpetanos. After the Arab period, and regained the territory to defend its nascent Christian population, the lookout or watchtower known as "The Castle" since the late fourteenth century tower was built.

A fact to note is the participation of Mazarambroz in the Brotherhood of San Martin de La Montina.

We start from the main town square where the town hall, medieval and Justice Roll sixteenth century is located.

Walking the streets we can visit the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, built in honor of Our Lady of the Assumption. It is a church a basilica with three naves, being wider than the side panel. It was built in the sixteenth century and its interior features a coffered ceiling covering the roof of the main altar, the nave and part of a side aisle. The exterior of the temple is built of masonry and mortar stuck with irregular blocks at the corners.

We can also see the Chapel of St. Francisco of Asìs, of rectangular plant that has a chapel of square plant at the head of the temple, in which we find a dome of orange average on scallops, with the highlighted segments.

South of town, near the head of the Hermitage of San Francisco, called Castillo Atalaya or Tower of the fourteenth century, with square masonry made of uneven stones and granite blocks are located. His former prismáticorectangular merlon crowning only one is preserved; strong brick vaults covering their stays, a cannon and other edges, with narrow stone stairs are also preserved. Today the castle is privately owned and its conservation depends on its owner.

Mazarambroz also has a Roman bridge dating from medieval times, which over the years has become a tourist attraction in this town. It is located northwest of the municipality about 5 km from the center.

East of town, within the Finca de La Alcantarilla, find Dam Raceway. His Roman building probably dates from the I-II century AD, in order to solve the water supply to Toledo. The dam is of gravity, involving the construction of a stony muropantalla various factories and a spur of land downstream. The plant dam was formed by at least two straight alignments. The maximum height of the dam, which would occur in the central area, reaching around 20 meters, while the length in coronation ranged between 500 and 800 meters.

The Chestnut Palace is located in the "El Castañar". The construction of the palace was begun in 1904 and completed in 1909 by architect Saldana, who was inspired to do this in a Scottish castle, owned by the writer Sir Walter Scott. The palace is built in a grove of oaks, pines and bananas, and has two large gardens; one in front of the main facade, French-style, and another, off the south facade, Italian infuence. The building consists of three floors; the factory is regular ashlar stone and has large holes or windows; covers are slate, with a very sharp angle. Nearby, and part of the Palace environment, other constructive elements such as Red House and the Chapel are located.

The main economic activity of the municipality is agriculture. The large amount of olive oil produced remarkable Designation of Origin Montes de Toledo, distributed by the cooperative of the same name.

El Camino del Pastor Magdaleno is a fantastic proposed route for hikers and enjoyment of nature, which runs through beautiful natural enclaves and villages in the region of Montes de Toledo.

Data of interest of Mazarambroz

  • Town Hall:
    • Tlfn.: 925 397 502

Holidays at Mazarambroz

  • "Romería de San José" (19 March)
  • "La Cruz de Mayo" (Local festival, first weekend in May)
  • "Virgen del Sagrario" (Festivities, August 15)

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