Fregenal de la Sierra – an important Historic-Artistic Complex

Fregenal de la Sierra is a municipality located in the province of Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain.

Tourism and main attractions

Fregenal de la Sierra has an important Historic-Artistic Complex, which was declared an Asset of Cultural Interest in 1991, and which is one of the most important complexes in the south of the province of Badajoz, which has a large number of monuments among churches, manor houses, the Templar castle, etc.

The most outstanding of its monuments is the Templar Castle, which was possibly built in the 13th century by the knights of the Order of the Temple; But after the latest discoveries of Roman, Visigoth and Muslim remains, it is thought that the current castle is a reconstruction of an earlier one that was in the same place.

Inside are the Plaza de Toros, from the 18th century and financed by the Patronato de la Virgen de los Remedios, and rebuilt in the 20th century. Attached to it are the Church of Santa María, from the 13th century. It was enlarged in the XVII century of which the main altarpiece of the XVIII century is preserved, and the Parish House, made in the first half of the XX century.

The Catholic parish churches are the church of Santa María de la Plaza, the church of Santa Catalina Mártir and the church of Santa Ana, which belong to the Archdiocese of Mérida-Badajoz.

How to get to?

From Badajoz 1 hr 23 min (96.4 km) via N-435

From Olivenza 1 hr 10 min (79.8 km) via EX-107, BA-081 and N-435

From Merida 1 hr 14 min (103 km) via A-66 and EX-101

From Madrid 4 hr 23 min (441 km) via Autovía del Suroeste/A-5

Main information

Area: 236 sq. km (municipality)

Coordinates: 38°10′00″N 6°39′00″W

Population: 4836

Languages: Spanish

Currency: Euro

Visa: Schengen

Time: Central European UTC +1

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