Mudéjar Theme Park is a miniature park located in Olmedo, Valladolid, in the Castilla y León area of Spain. It contains 21 scale models of buildings of Castile and Leon, including castles and churches that were constructed in the Mudéjar style.[1] The models are generally built to a scale of either 1:6 or 1:8. Mudéjar is an architectural style unique to Spain in which the basic attributes of both Muslim Moorish and Christian Gothic architecture are combined to form a hybrid style. It was popular in medieval Spain after the Reconquista.[2]

Mudéjar theme park
Scale model of Coca Castle in the park
LocationOlmedo, Valladolid, Spain
Coordinates41°17′24″N 04°40′56″W / 41.29000°N 4.68222°W / 41.29000; -4.68222
ThemeMiniature park
Area15,000 square metres (160,000 sq ft)

History edit

The park was inaugurated in 1999.[3]

Description edit

The park has a total area of almost 15,000 square metres (160,000 sq ft).[4] The largest attraction is the scale-model castle of La Mota, on display since April 2003, which is estimated to contain the same number of bricks as the original castle, a total of 2,500,000.[3] The park model covers 140 square metres (1,500 sq ft) and rises to a height of 6.16 metres (20.2 ft).[3] Other important buildings featured as models are the Castle of Coca in Segovia and the Valladolid churches of Pozáldez and San Andrés de Olmedo, as well as Fresno el Viejo and San Pedro de Alcázarén.[5]

Apart from the miniature models of buildings, miniature trains run through the park; these are constructed to the scale of 1:22.5. There are also two lakes, a pond with fountains, and a playground for children. The park contains models of the rivers Adaja and the Eresma. The artificial rivers run through the park just as the real ones run through the Spanish countryside.[1] The park also contains more than 300 species of plants.[citation needed]

Mudéjar Theme Park is one of the most visited sites in Olmedo.[1]

References edit

  1. ^ a b c Alonso, Estrella (9 April 2010). "Olmedo retiene espectadores en sus citas culturales". (in European Spanish). Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Parque del Mudéjar de Olmedo". (in European Spanish). Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  3. ^ a b c Campos, Andre (30 April 2004). "Gulliver, en la vieja Castilla". El País (in Spanish). ISSN 1134-6582. Retrieved 2 April 2018. If we had the patience to count them, we would see that they consist of the same number of bricks: 2,500,000. The only difference is that it is six times smaller
  4. ^ "Olmedo abre el Parque del Mudéjar y el Palacio de los Caballeros a un euro". Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  5. ^ "El parque temático del Mudéjar en Olmedo". Agronews Castilla y León (in Spanish). Retrieved 22 March 2018.