This page is part of © FOTW Flags Of The World website

Pedrezuela (Municipality, Community of Madrid, Spain)

Last modified: 2016-05-21 by ivan sache
Keywords: pedrezuela |
Links: FOTW homepage | search | disclaimer and copyright | write us | mirrors


Flag of Pedrezuela - Image by Ivan Sache, 18 July 2015

See also:

Presentation of Pedrezuela

The municipality of Pedrezuela (5,119 inhabitants in 2014; 2,835 ha; municipal website) is located in the north-east of the Community of Madrid.

Pedrezuela was established on 3 December 1331 by the Community of the Town and Land of Segovia. The original parchment, kept in the municipal archives, is the only original re-settlement charter preserved in the Community of Madrid. The village was transferred in 1366 to the Mendoza, subsequently Counts of the Real de Manzanares, Marquis of Santillana and Dukes of the Infantado. Pedrezuela was swapped in 1461 with the Arias Dávila family, subsequently Counts of Puñonrostro, who ruled the domain until the suppression of the feudal system.

Ivan Sache, 18 July 2015

Symbols of Pedrezuela

The flag (photos, photo) and arms of Pedrezuela are prescribed by a Decree adopted on 27 September 1990 by the Government of the Community of Madrid and published on 4 December 1990 in the official gazette of the Community of Madrid, No. 288, pp. 18-19 (text) and on 4 January 1991 in the Spanish official gazette, No. 4, p. 289 (text).
The symbols are described as follows:

Flag: In proportions 2:3, crimson red, charged in the center with the municipal coat of arms in full colours.
Coat of arms: Azure a mount vert over waves argent and azure charged with a shepherd's hut or in chief a parchment or inscribed with the year "1331" - representing the settlement charter. The shield surmounted by a Royal crown closed. The design of the crown shall be the classical one.

The mount represents the San Pero hill, the emblematic mountain of Pedrezuela that protects the village from bad winds and warns storms. A local dictum says that when the San Pedro hill wears a cap (of clouds), Pedrezuela soon receives a rain shower.
The shepherd's hut is a casito (photos), made with stones placed one by one without any cement, and then totally covered with earth from which grass soon emerges, increasing the resistance of the structure. The local poet Andrés Sanz wrote that "the casito is the myth, emblem and blazon of Pedrezuela".
[El Pais, 14 June 1995]

Ivan Sache, 18 July 2015