Santa marta de los barros

Santa marta de los barros

2º special holy week (santa marta de los barros)

Being located in the Tierra de Barros, it stands out for its plains; although it has residual reliefs that alter that fullness. The southern part of the municipality is rugged by the Calera mountain range, whose most important peaks are the hill of the same name (548m.) and Valdelagrana (511m.). From these heights to the north opens the penillanura gently furrowed by some insignificant valleys. To the northwest the terrain is completely flat.
The climate is subtropical Mediterranean. Located in one of the areas of the region with less pluviometric records. The average annual temperature is 16.4º C. Winters tend to have an average temperature of 8.6º C., with absolute minimum temperatures reaching -3º. The summer is dry and hot with an average seasonal temperature of 24.4º C. The average annual rainfall is 468.4 mm. The rainiest season is winter (178.0 mm). The autochthonous plant formation is of the durilignosa type with a Mediterranean sclerophyllous forest represented by the holm oak, together with other species that make up the scrubland such as the rockrose, gorse, lavender, lavender, etc.

Santa marta de los barros mining village (badajoz)

In the Dehesa «Las Tiendas» located in its proximities a Roman villa was discovered in 1925, from which a mosaic of remarkable workmanship was extracted, today conserved in the Provincial Archaeological Museum of Badajoz. This work is dated to the first half of the 4th century.
Abundant later documents give us a fairly clear idea of the place where the village of La Pontecilla must have been located: between Valhondo and the ancient pastures of La Lancha and Martín Gil (toponyms that are still preserved today), probably in the place that, perhaps for that reason, comes to us with the name of El Asiento, very close to the present Santa Marta de los Barros.
At the end of the 13th century, the village was depopulated, although it survives in the memory for a few more centuries, to later disappear almost without a trace. It is very likely that in this settlement is the origin of the current Santa Marta de los Barros. In fact a report of 1783 says that the town of Santa Marta was founded on a site of the old Pontecilla and that it owes its name to the patron saint of the village church, indicating that the date of settlement was unknown, but that it must have been around 1430. The first mention of Santa Marta is contained in the Carta-puebla (1481) in which Gomes Suarez II dictates a series of provisions to promote the repopulation of the area.

Residents of santa marta have lost «everything».

All streams join with others at their end as independent. The Arroyo de la Garandina comes from the municipality of Villalba de los Barros. The entire river system of Santa Marta has a total length of 53 km without counting minor streams.
The climate is subtropical Mediterranean. Located in one of the areas of the region with less pluviometric records. The average annual temperature is 16.4 °C. Winters are mild, with a seasonal average of 8.6 °C, with absolute minimum values reaching -3 °C. The summer is rigorous, of continental type, and although its average is 24.4 °C, extreme episodes of up to 44 °C can occur in July and August.
The autochthonous plant formation is of the durilignosa type with a Mediterranean sclerophyllous forest represented by the holm oak, together with other species that make up the scrubland such as the rockrose, gorse, lavender, lavender, etc.
Abundant later documents give us a fairly clear idea of the place where the village of La Pontecilla must have been located: between Valhondo and the old pastures of La Lancha and Martín Gil (toponyms that are still preserved today), probably in the place that, perhaps for that reason, comes down to us under the name of El Asiento, very close to the present Santa Marta de los Barros.

History of santa marta de los barros (badajoz)

Another of Santa Marta’s neighbors, José Antonio, who is an ambulance driver, assured that since the camp was set up «insecurity has increased in the area», since «there have been numerous violent fights» in the settlement.
For their part, some of the Romanians said that they are unable to get a lasting job «due to lack of papers». Others lamented that at the end of the grape harvest and also a good part of the olive harvest, they will remain without work until «the harvesting of the black olive» begins in a month’s time.