|Dos Torres municipality|
|coat of arms||Map of Spain|
|Autonomous Community :||Andalusia|
|Comarca :||Los Pedroches|
|Area :||129.09 km²|
|Residents :||2,411 (Jan 1, 2019)|
|Population density :||18.68 inhabitants / km²|
|Postal code :||14460|
|Municipality number ( INE ):||14023|
|Mayor :||Manuel Torres Fernández|
Dos Torres is a Spanish municipality in the province of Cordoba in Andalusia . In 2019 it had 2,411 inhabitants. It covers 129 square kilometers, is at an altitude of 587 meters above sea level and is 65 kilometers away from Córdoba .
The village is on the northern edge of Los Pedroches . In the south, Añora joins the founding of Torremilano. In the north-west and west, El Viso and Villaralto are the closest villages about 7 kilometers away. There is also the connection to the N-502. To the east, Pedroche is 13 kilometers away. There are no major roads to the north. There is the catchment area of the Rio Guadarramilla with the Arroyo Cigüeñela . The Arroyo Milano flows through Dos Torres .
The current municipality was the result of a union in 1839 between the Torrefranca and Torremilano districts . Before that there were often skirmishes about belonging to the respective rule. Torre del Milano was originally an isolated tower (castle), the area around which has been inhabited since the end of the 14th century. At that time it was a border settlement between the Kingdom of Cordoba and the rule of Santa Eufemia , whose lord Gonzalo Messía Carrillo II (III. Marqués de La Guardia ) gave the dependent village the name Torrefranca. During the second half of the 15th century, the Señores of Santa Eufemia tried to bring Torremilano under their rule. Torremilano always remained a royal settlement except in the period between 1660 and 1747 when it, together with the Siete Villas de los Pedroches , was sold to Felipe IV as los Marqueses de El Carpio . While Torremilano was richer and more dynamic as part of the Siete Villas de Los Pedroches, Torrefranco was for a long time the seat of the rule of Santa Eufemia.
The most important monument in Dos Torres is the Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción (Church of Our Lady of the Assumption), a Gothic three-aisled building from the second half of the 15th century. It is adorned with an artesonado blanket in the Arte mudéjar style. Two chapels with interesting paintings from the 16th century still exist. A baroque bell tower was added to the building . There is also a granite reredos from 1595 and the tomb of the Tesorero de Indias , Pedro Gómez. Two granite baptismal fonts from the 18th century are particularly valuable. In Torrefranca the old parish church of Santiago Apóstol from the 13th century has been preserved. Various hermitages scattered across the municipality are in a similarly poor condition: Nuestra Señora de Loreto , San Bartolomé , San Roque , Cristo de la Caridad , San Sebastián and San Isidoro . San Sebastian is probably the oldest of them. From there you have a good view over the municipality. Some typical buildings from the 15th and early 16th centuries still exist. They can be recognized by the granite portals and, in many cases, by heraldic shields on the house wall. Other important monuments are the Puente de las Madureñas , Puente de Piedra de Santa Ana and Puente Romano bridges . An early Christian ruin is located in El Poso de la Nieve . The function of the curious building has not yet been clarified.
A characteristic festival for the place is the Candelaria (light mass) on February 2nd. The feast of St. San Blas takes place on the very next day . The Fiesta de La Virgen de Guía is celebrated on Pentecost Sunday . Other festivals are the Fiesta de nuestra Señora de Loreta on the first Sunday of May, the San Isidro festival on May 15 and the Feria de San Roque on August 14-19.
- Cifras oficiales de población resultantes de la revisión del Padrón municipal a 1 de enero . Population statistics from the Instituto Nacional de Estadística (population update).
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- Conquista - Sistema de Información Multiterritorial de Andalucía.