The town was born as a result of the repopulation carried out by Alfonso VI, when the great Councils arose along the line of the south of the Duero. After being conquered from the Muslims, this area is repopulated under the reign of Alfonso VI.
The Voltoya and Eresma rivers cross the municipality of Nava, which is included in the Wines de Rueda Denomination of Origin. Within its territory is the medieval depopulated area of El Lomo.
What to see
The Parish Church "Our Lady of the Assumption", located in the Plaza Mayor, built on what was an ancient Romanesque temple. Of this time the tower and the part of the door of entrance are conserved, characteristic classic of the Romanesque one. The rest of the building will be built in the eighteenth century, and is a clear distinction of "pinariego rigging" (brick and cloth), except the octagonal dome that is only brick. The church has a Latin cross plan, formed by three naves. The altarpiece of the high altar is the work of the Segovian sculptor Manuel Suárez, dated in the year 1740.
The Hermitage of Santo Cristo de la Expiración, the only one that remains today of the three that came to exist in the municipality. It is dated in the sixteenth century and is being built in different phases, depending on the contributions that are made for the work, hence the different architectural styles.
The Caño del Obispo, located in the Plaza of the same name, was built in 1683 by Bishop Fray Sebastián. It is a Mannerist fountain, composed of a slender belfry of split pediment, Herrerian balls, impost lines and a second body of pilasters presided over by its own coat of arms.
Casa del Caño, dates from the year 1757 and is due to a foundation of a mayorazgo of the "De Tobía" family. On its cover adorns a shield, it is older than the house itself since it has a 1680 date. In its last years it became the property of the Gil de Biedma family, to which the famous poet Jaime Gil de Biedma belonged.
In the outskirts of the town, count on the following important masses of water: Bodón Herrera, of the Jews, Bodón Largo, of Libera, of Las Navas, of the Retamal, Bodón Lozano, the Bodoncillos, Estanque de Arriba and many more ponds that surrounded the town, in addition to multiple sources scattered throughout the term. The humid zones, as well as the places of farming and the meadows, were complemented by an area of sand dunes called "barján", originated by the constant and strong north-northwest winds.
Nava has large extensions of pine forest in a good state of conservation.
Routes and trails
Nava de la Asunción with 83 square kilometers of extension, has a network of trails, roads, trails and paths, which make it especially attractive for the diversity of landscapes, some of wide and clear views, and others in the vicinity of the courses of water, with special flavor. There is also the Ruta de Gil de Biedma and routes for the Rueda Denomination of Origin.
San Blas (3 of February)
Santa Águeda (5 of February)
Carmelites and Virgin of Fatima (May 13)
Holy Christ of the Expiration (for ten days from the first Sunday after the 13 of September)
Illustrious figures related to this town are: the Bishop Fray Sebastián Esteban de Arévalo y Torres, the poet Jaime Gil de Biedma, the painter Isidro Herranz, the writer Quintín Villagrán and the Military Segismundo Casado.
Bishop Fray Sebastián de Arévalo y Torres
Fray Sebastián de Arévalo y Torres, bishop of Mondoñedo and the Burgo de Osma, whose remains rest in this last town, which is still a special memory in his hometown.
He was the 'limosnero bishop', the one who did so much for those who had fewer resources. Segismundo Casado (Nava de la Asunción, Segovia, 1893 - Madrid, 1968). Spanish military, was a member of Freemasonry, Diploma of General Staff and commander of the escort of the President of the Republic (1934-1936) at the outbreak of civil war.
He fought in defense of the Second Republic. In 1936 he promoted to lieutenant colonel and the 17 of May of 1938, in the front of Aragon, was promoted to colonel and, replacing the general Miaja, was assigned to him the Headquarters of the Army of the Center.
Jaime Gil de Viedma
Spanish poet He was born in Barcelona within a family of the upper middle class. His childhood and youth he lived in this town, which in many of his verses leaves evidence of how much he joined Nava. He studied law in Barcelona and Salamanca, for whose university he graduated. From 1955 he worked in a company linked to his family. His poetic work is not very extensive, but has been considered one of the most interesting of his generation, that of social poets.
In honor of him, the International Poetry Prize "Jaime Gil de Biedma y Alba" is celebrated in Nava de la Asunción and on the anniversary of his death.