Paredes de Nava

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Paredes de Nava
Church of St. Martin
Church of St. Martin
Flag of Paredes de Nava
Flag
Official seal of Paredes de Nava
Seal
Paredes de Nava is located in Spain
Paredes de Nava
Paredes de Nava
Location in Spain.
Coordinates: 42°09′10″N 4°41′40″W / 42.15278°N 4.69444°W / 42.15278; -4.69444
Country Spain
Autonomous community Castile and León
Province Palencia
Comarca Tierra de Campos
Government
 • Mayor Luis Calderón Nájera (PP)
Area
 • Total 129 km2 (50 sq mi)
Elevation 775 m (2,543 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,096
 • Density 16/km2 (42/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Paredeños
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Paredes de Nava is a municipality located in the province of Palencia, Castile and León, Spain.

It is the birthplace of Renaissance painter Pedro Berruguete. Some paintings by him can be seen in the predella of the local church of Santa Eulalia. Other sights include the church of St. Martin (15th century, renovated in the 18th century).[1]

Festivities[edit]

  • San Sebastián. (January 20)
  • Virgen de Carejas. (September 8)
  • Fiestas del Señor o Benditos Novillos (Sunday, Monday and Tuesday after September 8)

Artistic and civil heritage[edit]

Santa Eulalia´s church[edit]

The church of Santa Eulalia was built throughout the 12th and 16th centuries, and was declared National Monument in 1962. On September 13 of 1964, the first parochial museum of sacred art founded in Spain was inaugurated, and nowadays there are two activities: religious celebrations and the exhibition of sacred art.

Church of San Martín[edit]

It was built in the 15th century, but extensively renovated in the 17th century. At present it hosts the Interpretation Center of Tierra de Campos and the tourism office of Paredes de Nava.

Notable people[edit]

  • Jorge Manrique – Poet, writer of the “Coplas a la muerte de su padre” (1440 – 1479) .
  • Pedro Berruguete – Painter (1450 – 1504) .
  • Alonso Berruguete – Painter, sculptor and architect (1488 – 1561).
  • Felipe Berrojo - Architect, sculptor and plasterer (1628-1694).
  • Gregoria Matorras – Mother of José de San Martín, military rioplatense (1738 – 1813).
  • Tomás Teresa León - Priest and official writer of Paredes de Nava (1924 - 1962).

Twin towns[edit]

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