Fresno from Cantespino

Fresno from Cantespino

The historical vestiges of this town are wide, which suggests that in other times it had some relevance.

In addition to Roman remains such as the fountain called "El Cubillo", which has provided water to the inhabitants well into the twentieth century, there are numerous remains of Visigothic origin found in its municipal area. An example of this is the Visigothic necropolis located in Castiltierra, hamlet of Fresno, which was the object of an archaeological excavation in 1941 and whose objects, many of great value, are in the Archaeological Museum of Madrid.

In Average Age, the town had its total apogee when it got to be head of Arciprestazgo. In 1002 a battle took place in the place called "The Corporal" against the Arabs, a prelude to the defeat of the same in Calatañazor, as a result of which the County of the Field of the Thorn or Candespina is created. Where you can see the remains of a medieval fortress that belonged to Don Gómez González de Salvadórez, Count of Candespina, a person of great relevance at the time. In her Urraca I took refuge of Leon, before its defeat in the battle of the Field of the Thorns against its own husband Alfonso I of Aragon and count Enrique of Portugal, in the 1110 year.

From 1122 to 1136 King Alfonso VII "The Emperor" signed several documents in Fresno, indicating his stay in some seasons in the village. This place is also considered as one through which the Cid Campeador passed to his exile.


What to see

Church of San Nicolás de Bari

The Greater Church of Fresno was realized in honor to the employer of the Municipality. Of Romanesque origin, with a Latin cross plan, it was subject to further modifications and extensions from the sixteenth century to the eighteenth century.

Its greatest treasure is its Romanesque baptismal font and its Baroque altarpiece. Its slender tower brings a beautiful profile to the Villa that can be seen kilometers away.


Hermitage of La Cerca

Realized next to the ancient walls of the fortress to which it owes its name, it is a temple of a single nave. Inside there is an image of Christ crucified, called Santo Cristo de la Cerca dating from the eighteenth century, of great beauty and size, to which the inhabitants lend great devotion and is a fundamental part of the processions of the Patron Saint Festivities.



6, 7 and 8 festivities of September
Pilgrimage in honor of the Cristo de la Cerca, second weekend of May
Exaltation of the Holy Cross, 15 of September
San Nicolás de Bari, December 5


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