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Villavieja de Lozoya

VILLAVIEJA DEL LOZOYA

It is located on the slopes of the Carpetanos mountains, on a natural elevation that allows it to stand out in the environment and enjoy enviable views. The foundation of Villavieja dates back to the Middle Ages but it is not excluded that previously it had temporary settlements. In a written document of 1485 there is already a mention to the locality.

The ten cattle trails that cross the municipality -four cattle trails and six streams- and the abundance of water -with the Lozoya River and five streams- are a reflection of the importance of transhumance and livestock farming. During some demolition and debris removal work, the remains of two Mudejar arches were found - dated between the 12th and 13th centuries - of great value and integrated into rural dwellings. Nowadays, the arches have been restored and can be seen in a local guesthouse.

Another example of the artistic heritage of Villavieja del Lozoya is in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, which is of recent construction but stands on the remains of a medieval hermitage. The church consists of a nave, semicircular apse, choir at the foot and access atrium.

The location of Villavieja del Lozoya also gives it a valuable nature. Therefore, in addition to admiring the scenery thanks to the panoramic views, it is essential to walk through the town and its surroundings to soak up the cultural and natural value of the town.

 

More information: Villavieja del Lozoya Town Hall