All the Spanish cities that will appear on the next Monopoly board are already known, including two small towns: Pedroso and Arevalillo de Cega.
Last January, Hasbro began an online and popular vote to choose the boxes for the next board of Monopoly, the famous board game. The vote will place on the board Spanish cities such as San Fernando, in the province of Cádiz, Estepona, in the province of Málaga, Elda and Elche, in the province of Alicante, Alicante itself or better-known cities such as Cartagena or Mérida.
But where this vote has really been lived with special emphasis has been in the two towns that have obtained the two polling stations reserved for towns of less than 50,000 inhabitants. Curiously, they are two towns of the smallest who, however, have been able to get thousands of votes thanks to the popular mobilization of their own neighbors and campaigns on the internet and social networks or messaging applications.
They are Pedroso Y Arevalillo de Cega.
Pedroso is a town from La Rioja, located in the heart of this community. It belongs to the Anguiano region, has just 77 inhabitants according to 2017 data and is less than 50 kilometers from the Riojan capital, Logroño. To get to this town from there, the fastest way is to take the A-12, exit before reaching Nájera and drive along the highway LR-113 until a crossroads that will take you to the road that ends in the town.
The town, crossed by a river of the same name, has the Church of the Savior as the main monument, a 15th century temple that has been declared an Asset of Cultural Interest, in addition to some 18th century manor houses, the peak period of this population. But without a doubt the most characteristic of the town is a dry fruit, Pedroso’s walnutso typical of the town that a Walnut Fair is organized every year.
Arevalillo de Cega
Now we focus on the province of Segovia and more specifically on the region of Sepúlveda, where the town of Arevalillo de Cega, with just 27 inhabitants after last year’s census. the town is far about 40 kilometers from the provincial capitaland to get from Segovia capital you have to take the national 110 (the road that leads to El Burgo de Osma) and then the regional SGV-2312.
Inside the town, a church with Romanesque reminiscences dedicated to san mames, which is also the patron saint and the main festivals are celebrated in his honor, is the main monument. But there is much more to see in its natural environment, such as the Jaspe cave and the Tocino cave, where they have been found. remains of the Bronze Age. These caves are on the shores of the blind riverwhich gives the town its nickname.
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