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Sepúlveda arose in the Iron Age as a castrato caste, being repopulated in the year 940 by the count of Castilla Fernán González.

The count granted the Villa de Sepúlveda its charter to attract more settlers, something that 39 understood villages of the Community of Villa and Tierra de Sepulveda, which still exists.

The town of Sepulveda has a good number of points of interest, being able to spend a very pleasant day there and visiting some of the most emblematic points such as the Fueros Museum.

Perhaps it is necessary to know how the Villa de Sepúlveda arises to understand the reason for the creation of this museum of Fueros, so emblematic and of identity with the town itself. Therefore, the Museum of the Fueros, located in the Church of San Justo and Pastor, allows to know the history of Sepúlveda taking as a common thread that Charter granted by the count, adding the architecture of the site.

The Museum is part of the System of Museums of Castilla y León and houses pieces from the 13th to the 18th centuries, as well as documents, sculptures, paintings, silverware and textiles that show that Sepúlveda has had a great development of the artistic heritage and the This wealth has been remarkable.

The thematic tour of the museum focuses on four chapters:

  • The history of Sepúlveda.
  • Patronazgo and Patronage.
  • The Fueros in the Middle Ages.
  • The men of the Charter and the Community of Villa and Tierra de Sepúlveda.

If you want to know the history of the Villa de Sepúlveda, as well as visit an emblematic building such as the church where the museum is located, you just have to go to the Sepulveda Tourist Office, located in the Interpretation Center of the Old Jail, where you will find more information

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The Martinete de Navafría dates from 1700, used to beat copper, it is the only martinete of this type that is preserved throughout Europe.

In the year 1998 was declared an Asset of Cultural Interest and currently, its doors are reopened so that all those who want to get close to the town, can visit this hydraulic resource of medieval origin, free of charge. In addition to the own martinete, the installations count on the natural element of the river Cega that made move the same, although the machine does not work at the moment.

Passes to visit the Ethnographic Museum "El Martinete" will be on Saturdays and Sundays at 11.00, 13.00 and 17.30 h. In addition, every day will be possible the visit for groups, previous reservation.

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The bison, a species that has already inhabited the peninsula, as we can see in the different cave paintings of the area will be included in two different Segovian herds: six copies will be taken to the Matarrosueros farm in El Cubillo, and 5 copies will live with the horses of the Los Porretales farm, in Cabezuela.

In the first, a couple has already been living for a few weeks to learn about their ability to adapt to the area. Thus, the six copies can be visited on the farm through guided tours that are made there; anyone who wants to participate in this, can register in the "Safari Ibérico Segovia" and to contemplate a great diversity of fauna, like the new bison, but also wild boars, horses and wild cattle.

The initiative has been promoted by the Segovian companies Naturaltur and La Perla cattle ranch, within a program for the development and recovery of the bison because this species has a very good environmental impact; One of the foods of the bison, are the branches, barks and bushes, so it cleans the forest, being a natural ally for the prevention of fires, spreads seeds and fertilizes the grass. Now we must add the possible creation of employment and the attraction of visitors that make the bison, one of the economic resources of these areas.

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