The Paseo de la Fuente del Llano is placed in Plaza de España. Its name is due to the currently buried fountain, that in its origins was covered by a cupola and was accessed by means of four marble stairways.
If the castle points the north of the urban center, in this area was the so called Wall of Robacastilla, having into account that the plaza did not exist as such, but the village extended until the current Zafra Street.
Next to this wall, it is rumored that an encounter was produced between the king Alfonso XI and the Infante Alfonso de la Cerda, where the latter pledged his allegiance to the king and resigned to his rights on the Crown of Castile. To the south was placed the building that hosted the Old Hospital of the Franciscans of the 16th century. There, health care was dispensed.
The plaza is formed by the manor houses, whose building was started in the 16th century. It worths note the House of the Garlandi family to the east, whose facade resembles a fortress' tower. The facade is made by reused materials. Two gargoyles top the building. To its left there is another house that incorporates neo-Mudejar elements.
View from the Paseo de la Fuente Llano.
House of the Garlandi family.
In numerous houses the blazons or coats of arms , are present, being insert in their facades and representing the nobility of the families.
This plaza experiences its biggest expansion with the arrival of people coming from the valley of Cameros; the Cameranos got to occupy the most important positions of the Administration and also fostered the trade in this region, and influenced the habits, customs and minds of the inhabitants.
As for the particular streetlight that occupies the center of the promenade, it was initially located in Seville, and was donated to Burguillos del Cerro by the end of the 19th century. In this promenade takes place the Paso de la Buena Mujer in the night of Holy Thursday.
Paseo de la Fuente Llano.
Continuing our route, we turn our gaze to the top of the hill that names the village. There we can observe the most characteristic and imposing monument: the castle, placed in an environment of singular beauty, that rules over all the territory and its surroundings. This fortress played an important role in history and had a special relevance in the configuration of the historic center of the town of Burguillos.
On the slop of the hill, and bordering with the historic center, is placed the Antigua Iglesia de Santa María de la Encina, whose origins probably go back to the end of the 14th century. Nowadays it hosts the Center of Interpretation of the Extremaduran Popular Architecture, an exposition that deals with the predominant materials and styles in the building of the traditional houses through all the Extremaduran geography. It can also be observed the tower of the Parroquia de Santa María de la Encina y San Juan Bautista.
Panoramic from Paseo de la Fuente Llano.