Herencia

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Herencia is a municipality located in Ciudad Real, in the autonomous community of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain. It has a population of 8,500. The postal code is 13640. It's located 150km away from the south of Madrid.

Herencia is located on part of the eighth stretch of Don Quixote's route; a route which passes through different twons of Castilla-La Mancha. Two medium sized hills are found behind the village on which windmills are placed.

Interesting monuments and places[edit]

  • The Church of La Inmaculada Concepción
  • The Church of Our Lady of Mercy, which was a Mercedarian monastery in the past.
  • The Windmills
  • "La copa", a water tank created in 1946, located next to the natural reserve of "La Pedriza".
  • "Los Caños", old fountains that supplied water to the town in the past.
  • The Publich Park, where we can find a great variety of natural vegetation of the area.
  • The hermitages of San Cristóbal, San Bartolomé, San Antón, La Asunción (commonly called "La Labradora"), el Santo Cristo de la Misericordia, San José and La Encarnación.

Coordinates: 39°21′N 3°22′W / 39.350°N 3.367°W / 39.350; -3.367