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The origin of Sure goes back to the reconquest of these lands to the Moors in the year 1248 approximately and to Tentudía's legendary battle, though by then, different cultures and villages had left your fingerprint in these lands.


The human accessions in lands of Sure of León are abundant and go back to the prehistory. In Martela's Saw of epoch preromana important archaeological finds were rescued.


Roman remains and visigodos, they speak about the human persistence within this locality. After the Moslem, Sure domination of León she was in the border between the kingdoms of Seville and Badajoz and probably she would form a part of the defensive strengths that were established in these limits.

After Tentudia's Christian victory, in which Corréa's Pelay Perez conquered a strong Moslem army, this zone of the mountain chain I go on to hands of the Order of Santiago, being conquered the strength and your annexes by these gentlemen in the year 1248.

The Master of the order granted jurisdictions to the villa, consisting these as one of the ancient more of the current province of Badajoz. In the years of the discovery and conquest of America, great number of the descendants from your first settlers, joined to the company and some of them returned to the city, leaving in her witness of the prosperity acquired in those difficult years.

Your castle the population dominates from one of your points. Of Arabic origin D. Alonso was reconstructed and rehabilitated in the 16th century of Purple. Of the towers that support it, stands out your magnificent Tower of the Honoring. It was a residence during a time of the Commanders of the Order, suffering diverse modifications throughout the times. To the margin of the rocky natural protection, the second fence was surrounding it, having to be saved a small pit to accede to the same one. In interior there is a wide court of weapon and there remains part of a cloister or double series of arches.

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To the south of the casería, at the far end of the population you find Ntra's parish. Ms of the Asuncion, original of the 13th century, and remodelled in the XVIIIth. In your interior she settles besides a magnificent organ and out-standing exchequer. The known one like House of the Governor, the pretty with this church and it was the primitive residence Major Mayor of the Villa. In the downtown your spacious Major Plaza is opened. Still there stay remains of your original Mudejar porches, near which one finds the Town hall that dates back to the 16th century and is presided by a magnificent shield of the Emperor Carlos I.

After the town halls the convent of the Concepcion gets up, known today as Ntra's church. Ms De Fátima. It was the result of a donation realized by D. Don García of Dazedly and your wife, standing out your airy tower and the Mudejar sword: Beatriz Núñez, having remained occupied until 1868. The building distinguishes for your Mudejar reed-mace or the tower with gallery viewing-point. In the surroundings they find several hermitages and the convent of San Benito, of the 15th century, who guards in the interior an interesting Mudejar cloister profusely decorated.

The stands out in this beautiful locality, the cleanliness and white tidiness that is observed in all your magnificent urban set led by a traditional highland architecture, with eloquent reminiscences andalusíes.

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Antonio García Candelas        Suggestions and impressions