Pinto, Madrid

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Pinto
Town
Town streets and trees with a square tower in the background
Éboli Tower, Pinto
Flag of Pinto
Flag
Coat of arms of Pinto
Coat of arms
Pinto is located in Spain
Pinto
Pinto
Coordinates: 40°15′N 3°42′W / 40.250°N 3.700°W / 40.250; -3.700Coordinates: 40°15′N 3°42′W / 40.250°N 3.700°W / 40.250; -3.700
Country Spain
Autonomous community Madrid
Province Madrid
Comarca Madrid metropolitan area
Government
 • Mayor Miriam Rabaneda
Area
 • Total 62.7 km2 (24.2 sq mi)
Elevation 604 m (1,982 ft)
Population (2009)[1]
 • Total 43,501
 • Density 690/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Demonym Pinteños
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website www.ayto-pinto.es

Pinto is a municipality which became a town in the 1990s and is in the south of the autonomous community of Madrid, central Spain.

Formerly, the belief was that Pinto sat on the geographic middle of the Iberian Peninsula, hence its name comes from the Latin Punctum, "point". It has a monument to this debatable fact..

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Main sights[edit]

  • Ermita de San Antón ("Saint Anthony Abbot hermitage"). Its environment is now transformed by the construction of a mall. The hermitage had been rebuilt during the 19th century.
  • Ermita del Cristo ("Christ hermitage") In its interior is a crucified Christ that enjoys great popular fervor.
  • Iglesia parroquial de Santo Domingo de Silos ("Parish of Saint Dominic of Silos")
  • Éboli tower, where the princess of Eboli was held.
  • Centro Cultural Infanta Cristina. It was thought until recently that this building, then known as Casa de la Cadena (House of the Chain), provided accommodation for the Catholic Monarchs, but serious historical studies have disproved such a possibility.
  • MUSEO DE HOPIADORES Its exterior is somewhat blue pink and red
  • Centro Municipal de Cultura ("Local Culture Center")
  • Francisco Rabal Town Theatre
  • Regional park of the Southeast

Notable people[edit]

Notable fact[edit]

in 2010, corruption allegations were rife and well reported in the Spanish media to do with the mayor

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