• The Jarama Valley

    Redueña

    Redueña is a small municipality located in the foothills of the Sierra de Guadarrama in an area of valleys embedded with large working land. The landscape consists of wide areas of Mediterranean Oak mixed with quejigares which are housed in the troughs and coolest sites.

    Of special interest in the municipality is an accessible path on the inside of the Mediterranean forest, traced on the upper Canal de Isabel II. Accessible travel has environmental and botanical interest, and at the same time is ideal for the practice of hiking and bicycle. Urban layout just it has undergone changes since the 19th century and its interior still retain some traditional houses and farming sets.

    Numerous archaeological remains from different eras have been found, the oldest in the Early Paleolithic. During the 16th century, the villagers had to pay a large sum of money to the crown to regain the dominance of their people, since this was being successively sold by kings to main characters. This process had to take place a second time for the population to recover their home.

    Redueña's main economic drivers have traditionally been linked to agriculture, livestock and stonework. The latter was of great importance, highlighting that it was stones from their quarry that built the Fuente de la Cibeles and the Fountain of Apollo of Madrid.

    In addition to its traditional architecture stands out as an architectural element of interest the Church of San Pedro Advíncula, Renaissance and Baroque-style construction on Visigothic remains. We also find in this town the traditional Potro de Herrar, recently recovered, and his Gothic Cross, located in the old cemetery, on a decorated column from the 13th-XIV century, by the settlement of the Franciscans.

    Municipality information

    Altitude: 818 m

    Nº people: 247 (data INE 2018)

    RESOURCES OF INTEREST

    Ensemble of the Church of San Pedro Advíncula and the Cross
    Route Adapted by the Dehesa of Whiners and Junipers

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