Valdetorres de Jarama

City Council

The journey begins in the in the Plaza de la Constitución, where we can visit the buildings more emblematic of the municipality. The Church and the City Council, continuing until the corner of the Cañada street meets with a park in the one that you located the one rebuilt Torre del Reloj and a little further on an admirable stone cross . We return to the church to come closer to a small square with a beautiful water trough. In this small square the young boys place the "Mayo" in honor to the virgin. From this point we take the streets of La Iglesia and street of El Soto until an area landscaped from where we can contemplate a wonderful landscape with the Jarama river and the "Sierra de Guadarrama" in the horizon. The return is made by the streets: Santa Ana, Valtorón and Mayor

Located in front of the Iglesia Parroquial, it is an almost exempt building of four fachades and three levels. The balconies handrails and brackets are made of wrought iron. The cover is picked up by a wooden eaves under which reflects an alignment of decorated brick. The main fachade presents a brick combination and boxes of smooth songs with white cement. The aspect of the towers in the corners is obtained displacing backward the high plant of the central body of the Main fachade. In the lateral and the rear fachades, the windows and balconies decrease in number and size prevailing the brick and the masonry.

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Parish Church of Our Lady of the Nativity

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Located in the Plaza de la Constitution, its construction dates back to the XVI century but had to be rebuilt in the early decades of the XVII century because it was unfinished, lacking the roof of the naves. In the XX century it had to be redesigned because of the looting and damage during the Civil War.

The church is built of masonry brick and ashlars. The interior has three naves separated by arches that are supported by columns of grooved capital. At the foot of the church can be admired the most singular element of the building: a square tower of three bodies, with the bottom one of masonry and ashlars and the two upper ones of brick. The access door is Plateresque style and Toledo influence. The composition of the front has an arch to whose sides are two ionic columns finished off by pinnacles that are located on the cornice, and a semicircular pediment opens up in whose centre we find a small niche.

 

Caserío de Silillos

silillosIt is located two kilometres southwest of the town centre, next to the urbanization that bears its name. It is an agricultural group, whose buildings were built during the XVI, XVII, XIX and XX centuries.

Originally it must have belonged to the Archbishop of Toledo, from whom it became independent in the mid-sixteenth century upon being sold, ending up being an independent town belonging to Mr. Francisco de Gamito.

The main building was used as the dwelling and consisted of two floors with whitewashed walls, irregular distribution of the openings, a large courtyard entry and a roof with two slopes and curved roof tiles. The other annex buildings such as barns or stables, presented a more basic construction, one floor with hardly any openings in the façade and the same whitewash.

Outside of this complex we can see an octagonal dovecot as well as several cellars, a paper mill which later on was a weapons factory, half demolished today and the Ermita de la Soledad.

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