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Aras de los Olmos

Aras de los Olmos

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Aras de los Olmos
Aras de los Olmos
Location in Spain

Coordinates: 39°55′32″N 1°8′1″W / 39.92556°N 1.13361°W / 39.92556; -1.13361Coordinates: 39°55′32″N 1°8′1″W / 39.92556°N 1.13361°W / 39.92556; -1.13361

Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Valencian Community
Province Valencia
Comarca Los Serranos
Judicial district Liria
 • Alcalde José Antonio Álvaro Pamplona
 • Total 76 km2 (29 sq mi)
Elevation 936 m (3,071 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 427
 • Density 5.6/km2 (15/sq mi)
Demonym Areño/a
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 46179
Official language(s) Spanish

Aras de los Olmos (until September 2001 Aras de Alpuente) is a municipality of Valencia, Spain. Belonging to the province of Valencia, in the region of Los Serranos.


Located northwest of the province, between the rivers Turia and bows, its surface is very irregular. Have some in the central plains, but predominantly mountainous, with deep ravines. The heights are: Santa Catalina Muela (1,315 m), Lily Fountain (1398), Tejerías (1181) and Mampedroso (1207). The Turia river crosses from north to south through the western sector. Flows to the river, and the arches, gorges de la Hoz, del Carril, and Regajo Spider.

Weather: for this land is your altitude cold winters and mild summers. The snow can be seen several times a year as beautiful scenery.

The villa is situated in the midst of a vast plain, northwest of the Sierra del Sabinar, having a length of 75 km ².

You can access this town, from Valencia, taking the CV-35

Neighborhoods and districts

In the municipality of Aras de los Olmos is located 5 km north of the village Losilla.

Bordering towns

The municipality of Aras de los Olmos limited to the following locations: to the east Titaguas and Alpuente, to the south with Tuéjar (all in the province of Valencia), to the north by Arcos de las Salinas in the province of Teruel, Aragon, and to the west by Santa Cruz de Moya, in the province of Cuenca, Castilla la Mancha.


The village of Aras was inhabited by Iberians, Romans and Arabs, including the Taifa Kingdom of Alpuente, segregated from the former Caliphate of Cordoba between 1030 and 1092, repopulated by Aragoneses after being reconquered by Jaime I in 1236 and went on real donations to the Order of Montesa in 1318.

Acquired its status as Villa Real and Independent, 11 May 1728, King Philip V granting the Royal Charter of Constitution Village Aras. On July 26, 2001 the Valencian Government approved the renaming of the municipality from Aras de Alpuente be, a town which was historically linked to Aras de los Olmos.


Square Olmo.La fundamental economic base is agriculture, especially dry, which is grown on a fallow grain, alternating wheat with rye, almonds and vines. Irrigation barely meet domestic needs and is located near the city center, take advantage of water sources, using rafts, as well as the ravine of Regajo. Late frost, quite frequently, diminishing the production of grapes and almonds. Livestock is dedicated to local consumption, except the sheep, is concentrated at the periphery of the village closed. Recently, the rabbit is booming. It is worth the Rural Tourism.


Parish Church. Dedicated to Our Lady of the Angels, was built at the end of the seventeenth century Romanesque and Renaissance styles. Santuario de Santa Catalina. At 1174 meters, is the sanctuary that has given name to the hill, dates from the eighteenth century, is building a large Latin cross, with Cruise, has an attached guest house, next to which a fountain. Hermitage of the Holy Blood of Christ. Construction prior to the seventeenth century, as enrollment is at the entrance of the bracket is 1621. Cortijo Torre. Of Arabic origin of the eleventh century. Balcony Corner House or House of Monterde. Stone manor house with the peculiarity of having a balcony corner of the few in Valencia. Arabic oven.

Local festivals

  • San Marcos. Held every April 25. Are typical of porridge popular in the square and the Pilgrimage to the Hermitage of Santa Catalina to honor the saint, closes the festivities.
  • Fiestas de Verano. Are held the second fortnight of August.
  • Festivals Gordas. Are held every seven years at Santa Catalina in honor of special significance and popular appeal, have the extraordinary fall of the people of the holy image of the one month before the celebration as a religious event highlight is the procession through the streets of the village with the image, taking the entry of Moors and Christians, popularly known as Entramoro. Entramoro.
  • The Entramoro Auto where he staged the fight between good and evil, good is defeated by the forces of evil, but he is finally defeated by the intercession of Saint Catherine, by converting to Christianity Muslim troops.
  • Pilgrimage to the Santuario de Santa Catalina. Is celebrated every November 25. The pilgrimage to the shrine of Santa Catalina closed the festivities of popular acts that restore native gastronomy like porridge, in the square of the elm and other cultural performances.


The location of this region makes the traditional cuisine has great influence sand Aragonese and Spanish.

  • Porridge
  • Pot of people
  • Gazpacho de monte
  • Lomo de Orza
  • Sausages
  • Cocido
  • Trout
  • Caldero own meat hunting in the area
  • Orelletes
  • Floury
  • Mostillo


The substance of the municipal observatory astronómico.En is the Astronomical Observatory of the Asociación Valenciana de Astronomía Housewives conducted throughout the year courses where they learn ancient arts and crafts are going to play a sample of the work. At the Municipal Theater, schools are represented with plays and films are projected in summer. In the archaeological museum Municipal "Francisco Moreno officers." Founded in 1981 by this man who is a schoolteacher and Eugenio Moltó, an official of the City Council all began collecting samples of fossils they found in their departures to archaeological sites, increasingly numerous and filling a reservoir, the saturation of which led to the creation of the museum, between exits include the findings of remains of dinosaurs. The museum features objects from the periods of the Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iberians, Romans, Visigoths, Arabs and Medieval material palenontológico and as parts of dinosaurs, fossils and minerals among many other things. Since 1995 the "forester" Don Juan Bullón seek help at the Center Excursionista Valencia, to create a path in Aras de los Olmos and Don Vicente Ramón Moreno is provided to produce it, the PRV-130 was first "Rafael Miguel Roca , Roqueta "which crosses the northwestern municipality and subsequently to our dates have been set up many more, being the order of nomenglatura: "GR 37 cattle from the" Walk the region of Los Serranos via Aras. "PRV - 130 Rafael Miguel Roca, Aras - Losilla," De la Muela Aras board of Santa Catalina and down? Losilla seeking a ravine Soria Mojon down to the Three Kingdoms and crossing back to Mampedroso Aras, 25 km circular. "PRV - 187 Rubiales - Rio Turia ".... "PRV - 188 La Muela - Rio Turia" ... "PRV - 2002 Springs River Turia" ... "SLV - 22 of Regajo Barranco," From the Aras to Bco. - 10 km with the possibility of linking BCO. down with the GR 37 for return to Aras.

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