Robledollano. The Village

Being a small town we can easily visualize the growth it has had over the centuries. In principle, a street will be the boundary between neighboring houses. The road that comes from Deleitosa and goes to Castañar will determine the lord of the people who settle on one side or the other.

At the beginning we can assume the existence of two nuclei that close in on themselves around small squares. The houses and their organization try to enclose these spaces that can only be accessed through a few narrow streets.

The typology of the construction is the same as in the villages of the sierra. The average house is rather small, with two floors. It is lived in downstairs and the upper one is used to store utensils, tools and grain.


The walls are made of local slate, thick walls. A few houses have brick vaults, but the vast majority of the houses are built with chestnut or oak beams. The adove is rare.

Over time, growth has occurred towards the southern part, where new neighborhoods occupy the irregular spaces along the street and towards the nuclei, uniting in a single block all the dwellings of the population.

A coat of arms of the Altamirano de Trujillo family bears witness to the times of lords and noblemen.

In these places, the streets are a little wider and urban planning is already becoming a constant. The houses are very similar in size and are organized in regular neighborhoods. Although the separation of Robledollano into the part of Cabañas and the part of Deleitosa is still in force, people no longer care to separate from the other side, the street is full of houses on both sides.

The construction of the bypass on the south side will further encourage the proliferation of buildings on the other side of the road. We can almost say that it is the central street of Robledollano. Little by little, the inhabitants and companies are moving to this place due to the traffic of travelers there. New neighborhoods have been built, villas, small urbanizations, the Town Hall, the Health Clinic…


Another stretch has been made towards Castañar de Ibor. With the construction of the school, sports courts, municipal buildings and the oil mill, the village has grown by hundreds of meters.