9 Things to See in Villanueva de los Infantes
Villanueva de los Infantes, in Campo de Montiel, is a town full of architectural treasures. Located to the southeast of the province of Ciudad Real, it is a city of ancestry, full of stately homes.
Declared a Historic-Artistic Monument since 1974, the city is the most important representative group of the Baroque and Renaissance of La Mancha. Quevedo’s last residence, it is part of the network of the most beautiful towns in Spain.
It is said of him that he is the Origin of Don Quixote. According to a group of scholars from the Complutense University of Madrid, Miguel de Cervantes made his gentleman leave Villanueva de los Infantes “and began to walk through the old and well-known Campo de Montiel, and it was true that he walked” through his famous Don Quixote.
The life of Villanueva de los Infantes revolves around the Plaza Mayor, from the early seventeenth century and one of the most spectacular in Castilla-La Mancha. The south of the square is made up of wooden balustrades. The other two sides are made up of semicircular arches and in the north, the church of San Andrés and the Rectoral House.
The Palace of the Revolt and the Santo Domingo convent, where Francisco de Quevedo died on September 8, 1645, are worth visiting.
The urban layout is very symmetrical and offers numerous architectural attractions. This is the case of Calle del General Pérez Ballesteros, the stately street probably unique in other times.
In civil constructions, the Hospital de Santiago, from the 17th century and medieval origin, the beautiful Alhóndiga that invites us to its beautiful patio or the Casa del Arco, of singular beauty, especially the façade, stands out.
The House of Studies, the house-palace of the Marqués de Entrambasaguas, the Court of the Inquisition, the Plaza de San Juan or Cervantes Street, are among many other inexcusable places on our walk.
Multiple buildings of religious worship complete the image of the city, such as the hermitage of Cristo de la Familia and the church of La Trinidad.