a magical place
THE ISLAND IN THE MOUNTAINS OF THE GEOPARK
It really is a remote site despite being located only 20 minutes from the southern exit of the Miravete Tunnel and 40 minutes from Navalmoral de la Mata through Castañar de Ibor.
These are the only two ways to get there by car, in both cases magnificent roads that glide over a relentless terrain, jumping mountains and rivers with no apparent effort.
HALF ROBLEDO, WHAT THE ANCIENT SAID
The Royal Street divided the jurisdictions of Deleitosa and Cabañas, or what was the same: of the Lord of Oropesa and the City of Truillo.
A VILLAGE THAT PRESERVES ITS ESSENCE
In the Middle Ages, with the reconquest, the lands changed ownership and were disputed between the city of Trujillo, the Military Order of the Knights of Santiago and the Lord of Oropesa, who finally got everything.
It will take a long time for the documents to come to life in this place. It will be in the 15th century when data appear referring to an inn in Robledo Llano or perhaps in Venta de Viejas.
The settlement must have been very old as it was located in a natural pass and enjoyed ideal conditions for settlement.
The cave paintings and forts in the surrounding area are the first remains that we find, after which there are long periods in which we know nothing. We can assume that the Romans intensified the mining works that had been carried out in ancient times.
MINERS IN ALL TIMES
Mining is a reference in the local culture. In the town there are old farms that nobody knows when they worked. There are documents that speak of these works in the 16th century.
What the elders do know is the activity in the mines of Ibor and the hustle and bustle of the Herrería de Viejas, the last great mining factory of the Villuercas Ibores Jara. Many Oaksmen made their living underground in the 1950s and 1960s.
NATURE AND THE SEASONS
Almost all trees lose their leaves in winter, only holm oaks, pines, arbutus and eucalyptus will keep their leaves. Therefore, the seasons are perferctly marked in the life of the flora, we all change clothes with the times.
in the land of their ancestors
The oak must have been much more widespread than it is today, especially in the plain where the village is located.
The reddish color of the earth is not appreciated by the green blanket that covers everything: oak forests, oaks, cork oaks, cork oaks, strawberry trees, also the closed thicket of cistus, heather, thyme ….