Socuéllamos

June 19, 2009 at 3:58 pm (Destinos /lugares) ()

Socuéllamos is located in the far north-west of the Province of Ciudad Real in the region of La Mancha. It lies in the basin of the River Guadiana Alto. Socuéllamos is part of the aquifer twenty-three system, one of the most important on the peninsula.

Socuéllamos (Ciudad Real)

Location

It lies 150km from the city of Ciudad Real and 44km from Alcázar de San Juan.

Tourist information
Socuellamos Town Hall
Plaza de la Constitución s/n
Phone: (+34) 926 539 410

Ciudad Real Tourism Office
Alarcos, 21
Phone: (+34) 926 200 037

How to get there
Road transport

In the northern part of the town visitors will find monuments of interest around the Church of La Asunción (The Assumption) which dates from the beginning of the 16th century. Next to the church is the Town Hall and the Palace of Don Antonio de Mendoza, an ancestral home built in 1514. Highlights of the building are its doorways with large voussoirs and coats of arms on the keystone.

In the outskirts is the Sanctuary of Loreto which dates from 1630 and is a site for religious processions.
Other places of interest are the Plaza del Coloso and the Plaza de la Constitución, the “Casa de la Encomienda” (Command House), the “Casa de la Inquisición” (Inquisition House), the Council House, the Bullring, the “Fray Luis de León” Museum and the “Carmen Arias” Art Centre.

On the boundary between the municipalities of Pedro Muñoz and Socuéllamos there is a bridge called the Puente del Molino de la Torre which spans the River Záncara. The bridge consists of three equal central spans and a smaller one which has been walled-up. On the approach to it and on the bridge itself there are remains of a road measuring about 5m in width. There used to be a milestone of Roman origin.

Special trips in Socuéllamos
The Church of La Asunción, the “Fray Luis de León” museum and the “Carmen Arias” Art Centre.
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2 Comments

  1. Rocío said,

    It has an unique landscape marked by unlimited horizons where the sunsets offer unimaginable tones to all colours and enormous extensiones of grape vines that express the principal colours: red from the land and yellow from the sun. It´s a wonderful experience seeing these grape vine growing and crying in spring.

    • rolling stone said,

      Rocío ,may tks.

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