The municipality of Nawaz is located 24 kilometers from the province of Toledo, accessing it by the CM-401. Its location in the region of the Montes de Toledo is located at the foot of the Sierra or peak of Nawaz.
The origins of Nawaz are two ancient peoples called Santa Maria and Pegines. The two settlements coexisted until Santa Maria joined Pegines, environment to the year 1566. This new town was called Santa María de Pegines, whose existence would last a few years.
In the 12th century are the first references of Noez, being the first Lord of the pueblo Don Hernando Niño, Alderman of Toledo during the reign of Juan II. His successors include Don Pedro Niño de Ribera, Chief Accountant of the King and Queen, and Doña María Niño de Ribera Butler, wife of Conchillos Lopez, Secretary of the Catholic monarchs.
It was not until 1672, when King Carlos II granted to don Pedro Nuño de Guzmán, count of Villaumbrosa, the privilege of jurisdiction of Noez, separating it from Toledo and Nawaz to be the category of villa.
As cultural heritage in this municipality stands the House Palace of children, which was core from which began to develop the village of Nawaz. Inside the Palace are some artistic work of Juan Ruiz de Luna, prestigious Potter of that era and son of Nawaz.
Currently, Palace belongs to the Lopez family's sacred being as a testimony of the history of Nawaz and legacy of their ancestors, being the source of pride for the people, since their single contemplation recalls the noble past of the same.
Continuing the visit we find the Church of San Julian, Latin cross floor plan built with toledano rig with base of masonry and brick revoked with cement. The socket of the presbytery was donated by the ceramist Juan Ruiz de Luna, while the altarpiece of style churriberesco, wood carving, comes from the old convent of San Bernardo de Toledo, who was transferred to Nawaz as a result of the disentailment of Mendizábal.
But if there is something so it highlights the municipality, is for your saw or peak of Nawaz, of 1,034 meters above sea level. It can be accessed by car, bike or foot, contemplating the different species of fauna and fora like aromatic plants, Oaks, cantuesos and jaras. Already on the way up we can enjoy stunning views and once up there is a geodetic survey point, from where you can see the neighboring municipalities of thumb, Polan and Guadamur.
The gastronomy of Nawaz is based on local products, such as migas manchegas, dishes of hunting (Partridge, Hare, rabbit), cardillos, mushrooms, etc. Sweets tend to be handcrafted, excelling the fores, mayo bun and the French toast.
If there is something that stands out in the municipality of Nawaz for its originality, it is the festa de Cruz de Mayo. The noecenos rise in the middle of the square a cross adorned with aromatic plants and forest typical of the region, this ritual is enlivened by singing "los mayos".