Hita Travel Guide

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Hita Things to Do

  • Inside Iglesia de San Juan

    See also travellog for a few more photos from this church with arabic features (the architectonic style is called "mudejar" which means a style with arabic influence that did grow in Spain during the XIV, XV and XVI centuries, typical elements are bricks and plaster).

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  • Plaza Mayor - Plaza del Arcipreste

    The plaza mayor has the name Plaza del Arcipreste.Juan Ruiz, Arcipreste de Hita, is famous for having written the book "Buen Amor" in the 14th century.This house standing on pillars is situated just in front of the Puerta de Santa Maria.

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  • Solar clock

    A solar clock is placed at near the wall at Plaza de Arcipreste. A sign besides explains the important points of the year, "a dialogue with the sun".

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  • Visit the caste ruins

    At the top of the Hita mountain there is the ruins of an old castle. On the way up you can get a glimpse of some of the old wine cellars that are excavated in the rock.The castle is just a ruin, but it is a nice view from this spectacular mountain, although a bit windy.

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  • Visit the old wine cellars

    In the upper part of the village on the mountain side there are a lot of old wine cellars (bodegas). They are examples of old and very primitive architecture. They were uses as far as in the 20th century.

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  • City plan in the wall

    At the Plaza del Arcipreste there is a model of the Hita village made in the wall. If you got no map it may serve ...If you can read the letters on the map you may be guided to:A -Puerta de Santa MariaB -Palenque de HitaC -Iglesia de San JuanD -Ruinas de San PedroE -Restos de Muralla MedievalF -Casa del ArcipresteG -AyuntamientoH -Monasterio de...

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  • Arcipreste de Hita Juan Ruiz

    Juan Ruiz"Estrella de la marPuerto de folguraDe dolor e pesare de tristuravenme librare conortarSeñora, de altura"Cantiga del Arcipreste de Hita.Cantiga is a medieval poem that is aimed to be sung. The Arcipreste of Hita, Juan Ruiz, was a priest and a Spanish poet, born probably in Alcala de Henares in 1283. He was priest in Hita and considered a...

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  • The American Adventure

    The text reads:"La Villa de Hita a sus hijos Juan del Campo, Juan Manuel de Bustamante y Medrano, Juan Valentin de Gamboa y de Nureña en memoria de su aventura Americana. Casa de Guadalajara en Madrid. 1492-1992."In many of the Spanish villages you can find memory signs of men who did participate in the American adventure. I will tell you when I...

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