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La Viña

Located halfway between Algarinejo and Zagra, lying on a hillside at the foot of the Sierra de Chanza is the town of La Viña between the streams of La Viña and Blanquillo, surrounded by pine trees, holm oaks and olive

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Fuentes de Cesna

Fuentes de Cesna is a recently created town after the abandonment of the old settlement as a result of the landslides of 1940 and 1963. It sits near the old town and from it you can see one of the

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Algarinejo surprises with its white farmhouse among olive groves, sheltered between mountains and rivers, where history is present in so many streets, in so many neighborhoods. The stately bearing of the Castilian Quarter is surprising, its streets traced by string,

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Twentieth century

At the beginning of the century the population of Algarinejo reached more than 10,000 inhabitants. However, it is also at this time that the decline of the town begins. The Spanish civil war contributed to this, during which the town

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18th and 19th century

Durante este periodo la agricultura comienza a situarse a la cabeza como principal fuente económica de la localidad. El cultivo del cereal es desplazado por el olivo, ocupando éste terrenos adehesados que tradicionalmente eran destinados a la ganadería, una actividad

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16th and 17th century

In the year 1570 the decree of expulsion of the Moors was ordered. Although depopulation affected the good performance of the economy, in general the 16th and 17th centuries were relatively prosperous, both economically and demographically. Livestock is one of

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XV century

The town of Algarinejo is reconquered by the crown of Castile in the year 1483, without having to face great resistance. On this same date the battle of Lucana takes place in which the last of the Nasrid kings of

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muslim era

Algarinejo is one of the municipalities where the imprint of Arab domination has lasted the longest, not only in the configuration of its urban area, but also in agricultural and craft practices. Located on the border with the Castilian kingdoms,

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Visigothic period

With the German or Visigoth invasion, a process of ruralization and abandonment of the cities began, in order for the population to take refuge in the elevations of the nearby hills, with the consequent also abandonment of agriculture for activities

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Roman age

The origin of the urban center of Algarinejo dates back to Roman times, according to the findings obtained in the archaeological excavations carried out in 1990 in Huerto Megías, where the remains of a villae (Roman rural house) were detected,

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