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San Vicente de Arévalo (Municipality, Castilla y León, Spain)

Last modified: 2015-01-17 by ivan sache
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Presentation of San Vicente de Arévalo

The municipality of San Vicente de Arévalo (203 inhabitants in 2010; 1,612 ha) is located in the north of Ávila Province, 45 km of Ávila.

San Vicente de Arévalo is the birth place of the sculptor Francisco Gutiérrez Arribas (1727-1762; biography), who worked for King Charles III. His most famous works, to be seen in Madrid, are Goddess Cybele and her cart, part of the Cybele Fountain ("La Cibeles"); the Cardinal Virtues, part of the Alcalá Gate; Ferdinand VI's funerary monument in the St. Barbara church: and the four fountains of the Prado Boulevard.

Ivan Sache, 6 May 2011

Symbols of San Vicente de Arévalo

The flag and arms of San Vicente de Arévalo are prescribed by a Decree adopted on 3 May 1995 by the Provincial Executive and published on 23 May 1995 in the official gazette of Castilla y León, No. 97 (text).
The symbols are described as follows:

Flag: Quadrangular, yellow panel gyronned green on top. In the middle of the flag and on its two sides is placed the municipal coat of arms.
Coat of arms: Chaussé, 1. Vert a Christ of Los Pinares argent, 2. Or a raven sable, 3. Or a snake sable. The shield surmounted with a Royal Spanish crown.

Ivan Sache, 6 May 2011