CUENCA

Data of the Town

Arks De Villar

Town

Arks or Arks of Hamlet

Municipality

Arks of the Hamlet / Region: High spot and Average Saw

Province

Cuenca

Community

Castile The Spot

Habt. / Ine 2004

885

 

Town hall

Direction

Barracks, s/n

ZIP code

16123

Phone

969 253001

Fax

969 253001

Office Tourism

To contact with telf. quoted

Official web

Arks De Villar

Web of Interest

 

E-mail municipality

arcasdelvillar@dipucuenca.es

Some authors have tried to identify it Arks town with some of the ancient cities of Arcóbriga and Ercávica, theory without foundation that has not prospered for lack of sufficient archaeological traces to classify this place like population Iberian - Roman.

His meaning toponímico is related with “ cisterns ” of Moslem origin, also calls “cambijas ” and “arcas of water ” that, across pipings, were distributed by the environment of the population to water the gardens.

The small Arks village remained under the Moslem domain up to the fall of Cuenca. The pasture and the farming was the occupation of his inhabitants, whose number ranged between the four hundred and five hundred from the last century until middle of the present.

Splendid Romanesque church could be saved, after a meritorious reconstruction, his , better preserved of this style in the whole province. The front is of extraordinary beauty, with one series of archivolts framing the door; he emphasizes for his originality the attached bulrush; in front of the temple beautiful font finds it , also ancient of Gothic cut. Traditionally there is celebrated the last concert that closes the Week of Religious music. (ftes. to see links and Delegation of Cuenca)
Nuclei of Arks of the Hamlet: Arks, Gully Molina, Hamlet of the Saz of Arks

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