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Aldea del Cano

Aldea del Cano

Aldea del Cano

Aller

Aller's Landscape

Paisaje de Aller

Aller

Aller's Landscape

Paisaje de Aller

Aller

Aller's Landscape

Paisaje de Aller

Aller

Aller's Landscape

Paisaje de Aller

Aller

Aller's Landscape

Paisaje de Aller

Baños de Montemayor

Villa Termal de Calidad Excelente

Villa Termal de Calidad Excelente

Baños de Montemayor

Villa Termal de Calidad Excelente

Villa Termal de Calidad Excelente

Béjar

Ruta de las Fábricas Textiles

Ruta de las Fábricas Textiles

Béjar

Ruta de las Fábricas Textiles

Ruta de las Fábricas Textiles

Benavente

Merece un alto en el camino

Merece un alto en el camino

Benavente

Merece un alto en el camino

Merece un alto en el camino

Calzadilla de los Barros

Retablo del Divino Salvador

Retablo del Divino Salvador

Calzadilla de los Barros

Retablo del Divino Salvador

Retablo del Divino Salvador

Carmona

Carmona, a museum

Carmona, a museum

Carmona

Carmona, a museum

Carmona, a museum

Carmona

Carmona, a museum

Carmona, a museum

Carmona

Carmona, a museum

Carmona, a museum

Carmona

Carmona, a museum

Carmona, a museum

Casar de Cáceres

Miliarios romanos

Miliarios romanos

Casar de Cáceres

Miliarios romanos

Miliarios romanos

Fuente de Cantos

Land of Painters, Cultures and Traditions

Land of Painters, Cultures and Traditions

Fuente de Cantos

Land of Painters, Cultures and Traditions

Land of Painters, Cultures and Traditions

Fuente de Cantos

Land of Painters, Cultures and Traditions

Land of Painters, Cultures and Traditions

Fuente de Cantos

Land of Painters, Cultures and Traditions

Land of Painters, Cultures and Traditions

Fuente de Cantos

Land of Painters, Cultures and Traditions

Land of Painters, Cultures and Traditions

Gijón

Northern Spain with Zest

Asturias con sal

Gijón

Northern Spain with Zest

Asturias con sal

Gijón

Northern Spain with Zest

Asturias con sal

Gijón

Northern Spain with Zest

Asturias con sal

Gijón

Northern Spain with Zest

Asturias con sal

Guijuelo

Guijuelo

Guijuelo

Guijuelo

Guijuelo

Guijuelo

Hervás

Turismo con corazón

Turismo con corazón

Hervás

Turismo con corazón

Turismo con corazón

La Bañeza

Gran Premio de Velocidad Ciudad de La Bañeza

Gran Premio de Velocidad Ciudad de La Bañeza (20-21 de agosto 2016)

La Bañeza

Gran Premio de Velocidad Ciudad de La Bañeza

Gran Premio de Velocidad Ciudad de La Bañeza (20-21 de agosto 2016)

La Pola de Gordón

Reserva de la Biosfera del Alto Bernesga

Reserva de la Biosfera del Alto Bernesga

La Pola de Gordón

Reserva de la Biosfera del Alto Bernesga

Reserva de la Biosfera del Alto Bernesga

Lena

Cyclist destination

Destino ciclista

Lena

Cyclist destination

Destino ciclista

Lena

Cyclist destination

Destino ciclista

León

León....te quedan dos deseos

León....te quedan dos deseos

León

León....te quedan dos deseos

León....te quedan dos deseos

Llanera

En el corazón de Asturias

En el corazón de Asturias

Llanera

En el corazón de Asturias

En el corazón de Asturias

Los Santos de Maimona

El Piropo blanco de Extremadura

El Piropo blanco de Extremadura

Los Santos de Maimona

El Piropo blanco de Extremadura

El Piropo blanco de Extremadura

Mérida

Mérida

Mérida

Mérida

Mérida

Mérida

Mieres

Danza Prima

Danza Prima

Mieres

Danza Prima

Danza Prima

Montemolín

Fortaleza almohade

Fortaleza almohade

Montemolín

Fortaleza almohade

Fortaleza almohade

Morcín

Embalse de los Afilorios

Embalse de los Afilorios

Morcín

Embalse de los Afilorios

Embalse de los Afilorios

Plasencia

La ciudad está viva, se siente viva

La ciudad está viva, se siente viva

Plasencia

La ciudad está viva, se siente viva

La ciudad está viva, se siente viva

Ribera de Arriba

Hórreos en Bueño

Hórreos en Bueño

Ribera de Arriba

Hórreos en Bueño

Hórreos en Bueño

Riosa

La Vega

La Vega

Riosa

La Vega

La Vega

Sevilla

We love people

We love people

Sevilla

We love people

We love people

Zafra

Palacio de los Duques de Feria SXV

Palacio de los Duques de Feria SXV

Zafra

Palacio de los Duques de Feria SXV

Palacio de los Duques de Feria SXV

Zamora

Desconocida, perfecta

Desconocida, perfecta

Zamora

Desconocida, perfecta

Desconocida, perfecta

Situation

Los Santos de Maimona is one of the best linked municipalities in the south of the province of Badajoz, being situated 75 km from Badajoz, 56 km from Mérida and 137 km from Seville.

Climate
It boasts a continental Mediterranean climate, with cool, fairly wet winters and hot, dry summers.

Setting
The municipality is located in a valley of rolling hills surrounded by mountain ranges that rise up to 660 metres above sea level traversed by the Robledillo Stream. This landscape affords it its unique beauty.
 
The low-lying countryside is mostly dry and clayey, except for the fertile farmland surrounding the town. Vines, olive trees, almond trees and cereals are grown here. Livestock mainly comprises pigs, sheep and cattle, though there are a number of poultry farms. The area is rich in small game, with an abundance of partridge, rabbit, hare and migratory birds.

Location:   38º 26' 26" N 2º 41' 47" W

Elevation:   529 m

Area: 108 km²

Population: 8,249

Density: 76.38 inhabitants/km²

Name given to the local inhabitants: santeños/as

Access:

Los Santos Maimona is one of the most accessible towns in the south of the Province of Badajoz. It is located on a crossroads and boasts the following major road and rail links:

  • N-630 between Gijón and Seville (the Via de la Plata Route and the Way of St James), which also links up with the N-V to/from Madrid.
  • N-432, linking Badajoz, Córdoba and Granada.
  • N-435, linking Los Santos de Maimona and Huelva.
  • Mérida-Seville-Huelva railway.
  • The Autovía de la Plata dual carriageway

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History

Although Stone Age man already walked these lands, it was around 2,500 BC, during the Chalcolithic period, when the first stable settlements arose within the present-day municipal area. The most important of these sites is probably the fortified settlement on the Sierra del Castillo range, as evidenced by the archaeological remains found there in the 1980s, now on show in the Municipal Museum.
The area continued to be populated through the Bronze and Iron Ages, but it was not until the arrival of the Romans around 50 BC when the extensive occupation and cohesion of the district of Los Santos de Maimona was to take place, constituting the borderland between the provinces of Hispania Lusitania and Hispania Baetica. There are accordingly many villas dotted around the municipality and even within the town itself. The Via de la Plata road ran through the area and other highways converged here, such as the Roman road from Astigi (Ecija) or the one that headed towards the area of Jerez de los Caballeros.
Some time later, in the aftermath of the Visigoth world, Lower Extremadura was to be occupied by the Moors, in the year 712. More specifically, this area was occupied by the Banu Maimum clan, part of the Masmuda Berber tribe, which possibly settled here and left their toponymic mark right up to the present day. This “surname” of Maimona was complemented by the name of Los Santos, which apparently derives from the Latin saltus, from its situation as a pass between mountain ranges.
In 1240, the area was re-taken by the Christians under the leadership of the Master of the Order of Santiago, Rodrigo Iñiguez, leaving the population under this order as head of the encomienda (protectorship). Shortly after, it was granted its charter as a town.
However, the town was not to achieve its greatest prosperity until the 16th century, the period to which its most important monuments belong, mainly thanks to the money that its Indianos (emigrants to the Indies) brought back from America.
Los Santos de Maimona has always been an eminently agricultural town, but in the 20th century, it enjoyed the benefits of modern industry. The simultaneous workings of the coalmines and cement factory led to the population reaching the figure of over 10,000 inhabitants in the mid-1960s.
Today, Los Santos is a modern town that has managed to combine its farming past with the advances of modernity and the new technologies, constituting a good place to visit and enjoy its climate and its people.

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Más Información

Centro de Información:
Oficina de Turismo
Teléfonos:
924 544 801
Fax:
924 544 801
Web:
http://lossantosdemaimona.com/
Email:
oficinadeturismo@lossantosdemaimona.org