The building of the Town Hall of Villanueva de la Jara dates back to the XVI century.

When sightseeing in villages in Spain, one of the architectural resources of a must is to see the town hall, which is usually located in the town square, and the Town Hall of Villanueva de la Jara is no exception.

The many attractions of La Jara are shown to those who visit it giving away monumental beauty. It is intoxicating to discover the generous heritage of Villanueva de la Jara, both culturally and architecturally.

Where is the Town Hall of La Jara?

It could not be otherwise that the building that houses the town hall of La Jara is located in the center of the town. We say the center from which the urban area of the town of Cuenca is developed.

The Town Hall of Villanueva de la Jara is a point of special interest, since close to it are other of the main tourist attractions; Villa Enriqueta, the Posada Massó and the old jail, now converted into a health center.

What the Town Hall is like

The Town Hall of La Jara was declared an Asset of Cultural Interest in 1992. It has a Renaissance style with a rectangular floor plan and a rear overhang. The second floor of the town hall houses Doric arcades, attached, under semicircular arches.

The second floor with its columns on bases form the arcade. Its wrought iron railings give visual access to the frieze crowning the building, decorated with medallions.

Old Granary

Annexed to the Town Hall of Villanueva de la Jara is the old granary, whose municipal institutions attest to its antiquity and use, as a storehouse of cereals for loan – at a regulated price – to farmers and neighbors when there was a shortage. The old granary of Villanueva de la Jara was reconverted at different times and for different uses, it was a prison and is currently a medical clinic.

Visiting Villanueva de la Jara and its council house

In addition to discovering the beautiful Plaza Mayor of Villanueva de la Jara and its town hall, another option when visiting La Jara is the religiousness of its history. Here Santa Teresa de Jesús left her footprints. The house where she stayed during her time in Villanueva de la Jara is proof of this.

What to see besides the town hall

The richness and architectural value of Villanueva de la Jara is worthy of praise. Its stately houses and mansions are spread throughout the streets of the town. Another attraction is the Basilica de la Asunción, which is located on the way up to the village, next to the Plaza Mayor.

Culture and art are part of the essence of Villanueva de la Jara, and throughout the year the calendar schedules its various festivals and celebrations.

Staying overnight in Villanueva de la Jara

It is more than likely that only one day is not enough to fully enjoy a visit to Villanueva de la Jara, therefore it is possible to stay overnight in La Jara.

Enjoying the daytime scenery and the beautiful panoramic view of La Jara at night with its starry sky will fulfill all expectations.

Guest Houses in Villanueva de la Jara

The best guest houses in Villanueva de la Jara – Manchuela

Guest house Pensión Posada Santa Teresa

Villanueva de la Jara

350 m from centre

Situated in Villanueva de la Jara in the Castilla-La Mancha region, Pensión Santa Teresa features accommodation with access to a hot tub. The property features garden and city views.

Country house Casa del Rio

Villanueva de la Jara

7.3 km from centre

Located in Villanueva de la Jara, about 1 hour’s drive from the historic city of Cuenca, Casa del Rio offers two 6-bedroom country houses with a patio and barbecue facilities.

Casa Rural en Bodega. La posada de Vitis

Casas de Santa Cruz

10.4 km from Villanueva de la Jara

Featuring air-conditioned accommodation with a private pool, pool view and a patio, Casa Rural en Bodega. La posada de Vitis is located in Casas de Santa Cruz.

Parador de Alarcón


16.3 km from Villanueva de la Jara

Parador de Alarcón is an 8th-century Moorish castle, set next to the Júcar River. It is located above the Medieval village of Alarcón, and offers free public parking on site.

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