Paredes de Nava

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

Paredes de Nava
Church of St. Martin

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Paredes de Nava
Location in Spain.
Coordinates: 42°09′10″N 4°41′40″W
CountrySpain
Autonomous communityCastile and León
ProvincePalencia
ComarcaTierra de Campos
Government
  MayorLuis Calderón Nájera (PP)
Area
  Total129 km2 (50 sq mi)
Elevation
775 m (2,543 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
  Total1,930
  Density15/km2 (39/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Paredeños
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

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).[2]

Festivities

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

Main sights

Santa Eulalia's church

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

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.

People

  • 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

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