Urda

The municipality of Urda is located about 70 kilometers south of the province of Toledo. To get there take the CM-42 to exit 53 Consuegra (North) / Urda, from here and to our destination we will continue on the CM-4116.Urda is nestled between the mountains of La Calderina and Morrones, announcing us entrance to the Montes de Toledo, with the hills of Sierraluenga, Serrano Palancar and Tallar. By the municipality runs the Amarguillo River, tributary of the Guadiana, creating in its wake a plain of fertile land favors cereal cultivation.

Documents from the late eighteenth century say that the beginnings of the town were beekeepers. Urda population lacks letter, but the names in a given harmony between the orders of Calatrava and San Juan in 1232, as a village of Consuegra belonging therefore to the order of San Juan. Later in 1557 it is declared thus separating town of Consuegra.

Certainly, in addition to its blend of manchego and Monteno landscapes, the main attractions are the Christ Urda and the museum dedicated to Don Guerrero Malagon.

Holy Image of Christ of Cristo de la Vera Cruz or Cristo de Urda is a carving of the height of a person, which is highlighted in a special way his face, the expression of his face and the fineness and delicacy of his hands. Since its creation until today, the image is exposed to the veneration of worship in the sanctuary at the Hermitage of Christ of Urda. Devotion to the image is so large that the days when the festival of the Santísimo Cristo de la Vera Cruz, devotees of La Mancha and many other parts of Spain pilgrimage to worship at his feet and pray to Him to be held, to pray for some reason, to fulfill a promise to give thanks ...

The Hermitage of Cristo de Urda was due built before the sixteenth century, undergoing numerous reforms up to show your current appearance. The temple has inside large baroque richness, highlighting the main altarpiece where the Holy Image.

The annex to the sanctuary of the Santísimo Cristo building, the museum dedicated to the painter and illustrious son of this town Mariano Cecilio Guerrero Malagon is located. The entire set of works that make up the museum is the result of many years of work by the painter and these include some of his most famous oil paintings as The Burial of Don Quixote, portrait Padre Atanasio, Harvest, Landscape Cuenca, Portrait Alonso Quijano and others, as well as several ink drawings of 1954, representing a number of Bullfighting. You can also see busts and statues and countless sketches painting that served to project large paintings by the same artist and teacher. (S-D: 9: 30-13: 30 and 16: 30-20: 00 hours).

To recall the figure of the painter, the last Friday of May Painting Competition held Guerrero Malagon, in which local residents, along with those of neighboring towns, are evidence of the artistic potential that is forged in the region.

Walking through the quiet streets are other religious monuments such as the Ermita de la Concepción, rectangular, without presbytery and flat roof; the Church of San Juan Bautista, built in 1286 on an existing one. His style is the following constructions Order Sanjuanista: large dimensions, resistant walls, a Latin cross. At its head is the presbytery, with an altarpiece dedicated to San Juan Bautista holder.

Between economic activity stands the livestock and agricultural sectors, protruding from the latter cereal cultivation. Also of importance on its marble quarries.

As typical popular dishes include migas, a gastronomic competition performed annually with this dish as a protagonist.

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Data of interes of Urda

  • Town hall:
    • Tlfn.: 925 472 100
  • Museo Guerrero Malagón:

Holidays at Urda

  • "The Hornazo" Pilgrimage held on Sunday.
  • "San Cristobal" (July 10)
  • "Miniferia" (last weekend of August).
  • Fairs and Festivals in honor of the Holy Christ of the True Cross (Patron, September 27 to October 1).
  • "National Migas" (December 8).

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