Saucedilla forms part of the Campo Arañuelo region of Cáceres. The Tagus and Tiétar rivers form its natural barriers. It is centred in a raised plain at the foot of the La Vera region and Sierra de Monfragüe.
This small, tranquil town has a unique identity, being presided over by the Saint John the Baptist temple. Designed by the architect Sancho de Carrera, and constructed between 1540 and 1570, it was designated an Asset of Cultural Heritage in 1969, and its imposing tower still dominates the town’s skyline from a distance.
A significant proportion of the municipality’s ground is cultivated with fruit orchards and fodder crops given the relative abundance of water from irrigation, originating from the nearby Valdecañas and Torrejón Reservoirs.Another 770 ha are covered by the Arrocampo Reservoir which was created to provide cooling waters for the Almaraz Nuclear Power Station. The reminder of the area conserves its original ecosystems: dehesa (agricultural wood pasture) and areas of scrub. Numerous other water bodies are also found scattered across the deeper depressions of the municipality, giving to rise to special conditions and greater biodiversity.
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