Arms of Malagón, Spain

Malagon

In use since 2013

Blazon: Per quarterly I argent a cross of Calatrava gules, II or an eagle displayed sable armed and langued gules, III argent a point in point terminating in a cross paté sanguine, three molets of six points counterchanged, IV or three bars gules

The Order of Calatrava owned the region between 1180 and 1547, and the first quarter of the arms most likely reflects this fact. In the early 18th century, the area and its corresponding title Marquis of Malagón passed via marriage to the Medinaceli and Córdoba families; the arms in the last quarter are those of Córdoba.

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Arms of Luciana, Spain

Luciana

Granted 1986

Blazon: Per fess I per pale or the letters Y and F crowned sable and argent a cross of Calatrava gules and II azure a bridge of three arches argent over water in base barry wavy of the last and the field

The Y and F stand for Isabella of Castile and Fernando of Aragon, whom the blazon claims were the “true founders” of the town. (In the fifteenth century, the letters Y and I were often used interchangeably.)

Arms of Hinojosas de Calatrava, Spain

Hinojosas de Calatrava

In use since at least 2011

Blazon: Argent in dexter a cross of Calatrava gules, in sinister two branches of fennel in saltire proper; pointé in base or a representation of St. Bernard of Clairvaux nimbed and bearing in the dexter hand a shepherd’s crook and in the sinister an open book also proper, robed gules

Like so many other municipalities in the region, Hinojosas de Calatrava belonged to the Order of Calatrava after Reconquista. As well as the symbol of the Order, the arms also include a canting element (“hinojo” meaning “fennel” in Spanish) and a representation of the patron saint of the town.

Arms of Fuencaliente, Spain

Fuencaliente

Granted 1992

Blazon: Per fess I per pale argent a cross of Calatrava gules and chequy of fifteen or and azure, II argent three mounts in base vert, issuant therefrom a jet of steaming water of the field

The name of the town is derived from the Spanish for “hot springs” (“fuentes calientes”), which also refers to the medicinal springs in the area.

Arms of El Robledo, Spain

El Robledo

Granted 1985?

Blazon: Per pall reversed I or an oak leaf in pale vert, II argent in chief a cross of Calatrava gules, in base an eagle displayed sable, III azure over water in base barry argent and the field a bridge of three arches proper

The first written record of the town dates from 1214, using the name “Robredum de Migael Diaz.”