Villacañas went through with its Ethnographic Museum of Silo Fitur

The presentation has been developed in the acts of the day of Toledo in Castilla - La Mancha in the international tourism trade fair stand

Villacañas Digital | Villacañas 23/01/2014 | News in Spanish

From 22 to 26 January is celebrating in Madrid International tourism fair (FITUR 2014), in which Villacañas has returned to participate on this occasion by presenting one of its major tourist attractions, the Ethnographic Museum of the Silo. Has done this afternoon with a presentation within the activities organized by the provincial government on the occasion of the day of Toledo in Castilla - La Mancha in the Feria.

The stand Castilla - La Mancha is located in Hall 7 of IFEMA, and it welcomed the presentation on the Silos, jewels of the folk architecture and main tourist attraction of the municipalityas highlighted by the Councillor for education and culture, María Rivera, who has been commissioned to open the presentation, inviting those who wish to know a unique construction that attracts by its simplicity and ingenuity they know her who. Some underground homes dipping to the visitor in the bowels of the Earth, dug with huge work by kinds humbler four meters below the horizontality of the plains of La Mancha. Real gems of folk architecture, they can experience that unique feeling of living surrounded by Earth, in unique houses underground, dug under the floor level, which you can visit at Europe.

Tras the words of the Councillor, has been the agent of tourism of the city, Teresa Aparicio, which has highlighted the attraction of the silos on the visitor, and the every year more visits that it receives the ethnographic museum, in which two silos, one equipped with elements of everyday life and one can visit with informative panels. The museum complex there are also two silos that are dedicated to hosting temporary exhibitions of art, especially contemporary, whose works take on a different dimension in the whitewashed rooms of these homes dug under the horizontality of the plains of La Mancha.

Villacañas went through with its Ethnographic Museum of Silo Fitur
Villacañas went through with its Ethnographic Museum of Silo Fitur
Villacañas went through with its Ethnographic Museum of Silo Fitur
Silos of Villacañas, jewels of popular architecture
Silos of Villacañas, jewels of popular architecture

In Villacañas, a typical La Mancha Toledo village, you can visit a few unique buildings, example of hard work and determination to get out ahead of its people. Some ingenious homes as our famous Don Quixote, who the visitor is immersed in the bowels of the Earth.

Silos, underground houses, dwellings built with huge work by kinds are most humble four meters below the horizontality of the plains of La Mancha. Real gems of architecture.

Silos of Villacañas, jewels of popular architecture

Its existence is known since the beginning of the 18th century. Such was the generalization of these humble but comfortable homes that in 1950 there were 1,700 silos censused in the town of Villacañas.

Silo was the home of the most humble families, that they bought the "site" to build it (a plot of 470 m2) at the beginning of their courtship. Under this site, the couple begins to dig with help of a peak single l, until he manages to open the land inside a space that will house at least two bedrooms, kitchen, dining room, stables, barn... They can thus a house without a roof, without beams, no columns, no partitions. The walls and ceilings are covered only lime, which makes light of the Sun by louvers (vertical windows) and flood the interior of the silo with a bright whiteness.

It is a house built below ground, the indoor temperature is constant (around 18 °), keeping the heat in winter and offering a comforting coolness in summer, something priceless in land of extremes such as La Mancha.

Silos of Villacañas, jewels of popular architecture

In an effort to conserve these unique human constructions, the municipality of Villacañas acquired several of these Silos for the visit and knowledge of the many visitors who every year in greater number are interested in these homes.

Thus was born the Ethnographic Museum of the Silo

Silos of Villacañas, jewels of popular architecture

In it, you may feel that unique feeling of living surrounded by land, in the unique underground houses, dug under the floor level, you can visit in Europe.

Visitors will observe from the outside of the fireplace, louvers, Pik and the cimbia, will descend by Reed, will be surprised with the chicken and will enter into the hallway to find the luminosity and the warm hospitality of the Silo.

You will visit the various rooms: the dining room, home, dorm rooms, stables, barn...

He moved to another time not so far in which much of the villacañeras families living in these underground homes, these gems of folk architecture.

Silos of Villacañas, jewels of popular architecture