Sotillo de las Palomas


Natural environment.

Church of the Immaculate Conception

Information from Sotillo de las Palomas:

Telephone: 925 890 061
Web: https://www.sierradesanvicente.com/sotillo-de-las-palomas/
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Email: aytosotillo@hotmail.com

The name is due to its location near a grove, receiving the surname of "de las Palomas" at some time after its foundation, due to the fauna that can be found in its habitat. El Sotillo had a village called "Párraces" which disappeared. Both settlements were annexes to Navamorcuende in the 16th-17th centuries, being closely linked to livestock farming.

At the end of the 17th century, Sotillo de las Palomas acquired the title of independent town, erecting its pillory or jurisdictional roll as proof of this, although it disappeared in a later fire as it was made of wood.

Located near the river Guadyerbas, its surroundings offer a multitude of possibilities for visitors, who can lose themselves among oaks, chestnut trees and meadows to reach some of the places of interest in Sotillos. For example, the ruins of the flour mill on the river Guadyerbas, going along the road to Buenaventura and you will also find the Sotillo de las Palomas reservoir, a perfect setting for long walks and enjoying nature.

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Church of the Immaculate Conception (16th century)

Dating from the 16th-18th century, it is Renaissance in style, with a single nave. The presbytery is separated by a semicircular triumphal arch supported by Doric columns attached to the wall. In the apse there is a beautiful Baroque altarpiece in polychrome wood, and on the outside we find the Dávila coat of arms sculpted, which shows that it belonged to the lordship of Navamorcuende. Other 18th century altarpieces can be found inside.