Mejorada del Campo

Mejorada del Campo is a municipality of Spain belonging to the Community of Madrid.

Mejorada del Campo
Aerial view
Aerial view
Official seal of Mejorada del Campo
Mejorada del Campo is located in Spain
Mejorada del Campo
Mejorada del Campo
Coordinates: 40°23′48″N 3°23′9″W / 40.39667°N 3.38583°W / 40.39667; -3.38583
CountrySpain
Autonomous communityCommunity of Madrid
Area
 • Total17.21 km2 (6.64 sq mi)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total23,241
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

HistoryEdit

Mejorada del Campo is first mentioned in a 1247 document, as one of the several places belonging to the personal lordship of the Bishops of Segovia south of the Sistema Central.[2] Mejorada was incorporated to the Crown's dominions and properties in 1574.[3]

ArchitectureEdit

The town has a self built cathedral which is still under construction since 12 October 1961. It is the magnum opus of former monk, Justo Gallego Martínez. The historic Chapel of San Fausto stands in the town.

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ReferencesEdit

Citations
  1. ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.
  2. ^ Bartolomé Herrero 1996, p. 200.
  3. ^ Bartolomé Herrero 1996, p. 213.
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