Last modified: 2019-10-06 by ivan sache
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The municipality of Huerta del Marquesado (190 inhabitants in 2018; 3,860 ha) is located 80 km north-east of Cuenca.
Huerta del Marquesado is a mountain village located below the Baja
Collado (1,841 m).
On 29 April 1959, a Douglas DC-3A operating the Iberia flight No. 42, Barcelona-Madrid, crashed against the mountain. The pilot seemingly lost his way in harsh weather conditions (wind and clouds) and could not be help by the flight instruments of the time and the inaccurate maps. The villagers of Huerta del Marquesado and Valdemeca climbed through the snow, guided by the smoke and flames emitted by the crashed plane; they eventually found the 25 passengers and 3 crew members died. The crash stirred a great emotion in Spain since all members of the national gymnastic team but one were on board, including the emblematic Joaquín Blume (1933-1959), national champion all-around since 1949 and European champion all-around in 1957.
The Blume March has been organized since 2006 every April's last Saturday to commemorate the crash. The hikers climb on old mountain trails for 5 hours (16 km in length, 600 m in elevation) to the stone cross erected on the crash's site, and then, to the top of the mountain, which offers a circular view on the surrounding landscape.
The Fuente Livian source (website), located in Huerta del Marquesado, 1,300 m above seal level, supplies mineral water with a very low concentration
in sodium (0.8 mg/L), which was elected in 2017 the best mineral water
in Spain by the Organización de Consumidores y Usuarios, Spain's most
important consumers' organization.
The water is sold in glass (33 cL, 50 cL, 1 L) and PET (33 cL, 50 cL, 1.5 L, 2 L, 6 L) bottles. The brand belongs to group Damm, mostly known for brewery.
Ivan Sache, 26 June 2019
The flag of Huerta del Marquesado is prescribed by an Order issued on 28
November 2000 by the Government of Castilla-La Mancha and published on
15 December 2000 in the official gazette of Castilla-La Mancha, No. 125,
p. 12,143 (text).
The flag is described as follows:
Flag: Rectangular, in proportions 2:3, vertically divided in the middle, at hoist, red with a yellow castle, at fly, white with six blue waves.
The coat of arms of Huerta del Marquesado is prescribed by an Order
issued on 28 November 2000 by the Government of Castilla-La Mancha and
published on 15 December 2000 in the official gazette of Castilla-La
Mancha, No. 125, p. 12,143 (text).
The coat of arms is described as follows:
Coat of arms: Per pale, 1. Gules a castle or masoned sable port and windows azure, 2. Argent six fesses way azure. [Crown not mentioned].
Ivan Sache, 26 June 2019