Jurisdictional Rollo

It is the symbol of municipal power. is a cultural aspect that extends to many villages in Extremadura and Portugal. Almost all of those that remain have a historical origin linked to the beginning of the seigniories.

Some were used as punishment posts, which were known as picotas, but the roll had a purely symbolic function, identifying the town with the category of Villa, either royal or lordship.

It dates from the end of the 16th century, when Deleitosa obtained the title of Villa. specifically on April 22nd, 1370.

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It is a work of the late sixteenth century, when deleitosa gets the title of Villa. Specifically on April 22, 1370, when Don Enrique II granted the towns of Almaraz and Deleitosa to Don Diego Gómez. With this donation, Deleitosa ceased to be a royal villa and became a place of lordship.

With the rollo, a model of urban planning and a system of rural agricultural exploitation began, as well as a social model, which will change substantially from one lord to another, and from one village to another.

With the Cortes de Cádiz in 1813, a movement began that sought to destroy all the rolls, as they were a symbol of vassalage. There were even laws that dictated their disappearance, but in many places, these rolls were considered municipal symbols.

The roll is raised in the old square of the town, it shows itself expert and proud; strong and defiant to the times. is elevated on 3 circular stone steps. in the center rises as a large cylindrical column of granite. The capital is Tuscan style and is topped with a pyramidal pinnacle, four figures of a lion stand out.

The original coats of arms were destroyed in 1837, with the end of the seigniories. the coats of arms corresponding to the lord of Almaraz were erased. It also had a wrought iron cross, from the XVII century, which today has disappeared.

The entire square has been recently remodeled, adapting it to modern uses, mainly as a meeting place for important events.