Malpartida de Corneja

Malpartida de Corneja is a North Spanish municipality ( municipio ) in the province of Ávila in the Autonomous Community of Castile -Leon.


Malpartida de Corneja lies in a fertile valley floor above the Río Corneja in the Sierra de Gredos nearly 67 km ( driving distance ) southwest of the provincial capital Ávila; the city of Salamanca is approximately 80 kilometers north-west direction away. The remarkable neighboring Piedrahíta is only about seven kilometers to the south.


Even in the 19th century, the population was stable under 500 people.


The agriculture, especially livestock, traditionally plays the largest role in the economy of the small mountain community. Revenue from tourism in the form of the rental of apartments ( casas rurales ) have been added in recent decades.


On the history of the small town There is little information; near the former hermitage of San Ildefonso foundations were discovered from Roman times.


  • The single-nave parish church (Santo Tomás Apóstol ) of the village dates from the 16th/17th. Century. The polygonal apse has no windows broken; the church is surmounted by an unadorned tower. Inside it harbors two baroque altarpiece, one of them disappeared from the hermitage of San Ildefonso.
  • On the outskirts of the village itself still has a hardware device (, fitting Bock ' or, Hoofstand ' called ) is retained as it used to be seen in many villages of Europe. Here the horses were fixed before misting with ropes or straps; the hoof of cows sometimes proceeded here. A similar fitting Bock found in the neighboring town of Villar de Corneja.