San Juan

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The first references to this core documents are in the Middle Ages, and are always related to Real Vereda la Mancha connecting with Valencia

HISTORY

The hamlet of San Juan is an of the more ancient of the term municipal of Requena. Although them first references on this core is found in documents of the middle ages, and always are related with the sidewalk Real that connected it stain with Valencia, in the century 18th them buildings that surrounded to the primitive House of work still is were too disseminated as for form a population properly such.

In 1887 the village had 319 inhabitants, who will become to 513 in 1950. Thereafter the data of population drops sharply to the current 95 inhabitants.

The departure of San Juan include the depopulated district of the Tunos, El Molino de los Frailes and la Casa del Conde. They are still inhabited the hamlet of Calderon, the home domain of the Are

ECONOMIC ACTIVITY

As in all the villages of the Vega of the river lean their economy is based in the viticulture. The cooperative growers John the Baptist is responsible for the preparation and storage of wines produced in this village.

ENVIRONMENT NATURAL AND CULTURAL

In San Juan, next to the bridge Roman, is located located the Totem "rose to the wind" work of the sculptor Emilio Gallego. This sculpture was made in 1998 on the occasion of the II Conference "save the river Magro" promoted by the Group of activities environmental (GAM).

The current church, built in the 1970s, has its origin in a primitive chapel built in 1667 by the landowner Juan Ramírez. More afternoon in 1798, a descendant of Ramírez rebuilt the small Hermitage for to meet the growth population that underwent San Juan between them centuries 17TH and 18th.

CELEBRATIONS

The festivities in honor to San Juan in late June. You enter their acts include the lighting of the bonfire, where you can taste cold meats and wine, and dancing.

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