Fuente de Cantos
|Fuente de Cantos|
|• Mayor||Maximina Delgado Berjano|
|• Total||251 km2 (97 sq mi)|
|Elevation||582 m (1,909 ft)|
|• Density||20/km2 (52/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
The Spanish Civil War period
In 1934 the mayor of the town was a Socialist by the name of Modesto José Lorenzana. He was known for his humanitarian efforts to improve the town. He was instrumental in using resources to improve the local water supplies. He also used municipal funds to buy food to alleviate the hunger of unemployed families within the district. During this period, and as preludes to the far rights moves to destabilize the democratic republican government of Spain, Salazar Alonso intervened in local democracy. In June 1934 the Civil Governor along with members of the Civil Guard and representatives of local right wing organizations accused Modesto José Lorenzana of misuse of public funds, and on these grounds and with dubious legal process removed him from office of Mayor. José Lorenzana was later murdered in September 1936.
The parish church
The parish church of ‘Our Lady of Granada’ is in the Archdiocese of Mérida-Badajoz and dates from the 15th century and has been built in the Baroque style of architecture. The highlight of the church is the altarpiece which is the work of Manuel Garcia de Santiago
It is the birthplace of painter Francisco de Zurbarán.
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