Penen de Albosa

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Its beginnings are linked to a house of a wealthy industrialist work Mercer Requena, surnamed Penen , built in this place

HISTORY

In his Geografía de Requena-Utiel, Juan Piqueras Haba dates the origins of this hamlet to the 18th century, and to the farm house that a rich silk dealer from Requena by the surname of Penén built in this area in the mid-18th century. The second part of the town's name comes from the Rambla Albosa that brings water to the town, but which is practically dry by the time it gets to Rambla de Los Morenos.

ECONOMIC ACTIVITY

Penén's agricultural wealth comes, as it does in almost all Requena, from its vineyards. Most farmers are members of the Cooperativa de Los Isidros, to which they take their harvest. There are also fields of almond and olive trees, as well as plentiful pine forests surrounding the hamlet. Penén is part of the Hoces del Cabriel Natural Park.

NATURAL/CULTURAL SETTING

Around Penén we find vineyards and pine forests. Be sure to visit the uninhabited village of Los Sardineros, where only a few farm houses remain standing at the foot of a hill known as Cerro del Castillo (Castle Hill). You can also visit springs like the Villahermosa and Los Gorros springs. Downstream of Penén, La Albosa creates natural pools in what is known as El Saltadero. There is also a bathing spot in Las Salinas.

CELEBRATIONS

Penén de Albosa holds its main celebrations on 15 August, the Assumption. Of note is its Band of Moors, something quite unusual in the region.

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