La Puebla de Montalbán
|Municipality of La Puebla de Montalbán|
|coat of arms||Map of Spain|
|Autonomous Community :||Castile-La Mancha|
|Area :||141.16 km²|
|Residents :||7,861 (Jan 1, 2019)|
|Population density :||55.69 inhabitants / km²|
|Postal code :||45516|
|Municipality number ( INE ):||45136|
|Mayor :||Araceli Ladera Díaz-Chirón (since 2007)|
La Puebla de Montalbán is a city in the autonomous community of Castile-La Mancha ( Spain ) and belongs to the province of Toledo . It is located on the banks of the Rio Tajo . It is one of the privileged places in the Torrijos area .
The municipality of La Puebla de Montalbán belonged to the order of the Knights Templar, which received the town from Alfonso VII . Later it was owned by Don Álvaro de Luna and after his death the property of his wife Juana Pimentel, who was called La Triste Condesa (the sad countess). The town was later owned by Juan Pacheco, Count of Villena. It currently belongs to the Duchy of Osasuna.
It is a beautiful town with an extraordinary Plaza Mayor. Other sights are the old town hall, the palace of the Duke of Osasuna from the 15th century and the church of La Puebla de Montalbán. The pedestrian zone, La soledad, is also very attractive for tourists and is peppered with several bars, cafes and discos. The landmark of the city is the Torre de San Miguel, which was constructed in 1575 by Cristóbal Ortiz .
The environment is shaped by the first foothills of the Montes de Toledo . It is a place with many great areas, a very fertile bank on the Rio Tajo and an old Roman bridge that crosses this river. The bank is primarily used for agricultural purposes. Both apricots and peaches, for the quality of which the village is well known, are grown here. The reservoir, which is located between La Puebla de Montalban and the neighboring village of El Carpio de Tajo , is also worth a visit and offers a wonderful view of the landscape.
Cristo de la Caridad:
Every year on July 15th, festivals are held in La Puebla de Montalbán in honor of the patron saint Santísimo Cristo de la Caridad . The festivals are usually spread over seven days and already took place in July 1598.
The program of the festivals is determined by many religious and cultural events. First and foremost, however, is the bull run, which takes place several times a day during the festival week and attracts dozens of people. In addition, every year an arena is built in the middle of the city in which bullfights take place.
- Fernando de Rojas (* between 1461 and 1476; † 1541) was a Spanish lawyer and writer
- Don Pedro Pacheco y Guevara (* 1488; † 1560)
- Francisco Hernández Boncalo (* 1517; † 1578) was a Spanish doctor and botanist
- 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).