Arms of Saceruela, Spain

Granted 1964

Blazon: Per fess argent a cross of Calatrava gules and or a shacklebolt in bend sinister sable

The cross of Calatrava reflects the village’s former membership in the Order of Calatrava. The shacklebolt is apparently a reference to the founder of Saceruela, Don Pedro Girón, but I am unsure of the connection.

Arms of Manzanares, Spain


In use since at least 2013

Blazon: Or in chief three trees eradicated in chevron proper, in base the letter M between two shacklebolts in pile sable and crowned proper

Due to the name of the town, I assume that the trees depicted in the arms are intended to be apple trees (“manzana” meaning “apple”), but I have no concrete proof of this.

Arms of Almagro, Spain


Granted 1991

Blazon: Argent a cross of Calatrava gules surmounted by a castle triple-towered or windowed azure; in base two shacklebolts pilewise transposed sable

Supposedly, Don Gonzalo Yáñez of the Order of Calatrava granted the town its original charter in 1213, and the Order maintained control of the area until it was incorporated into the crown’s lands in 1487.

Arms of Abenójar, Spain


Granted 1985

Blazon: Per fess gules a castle triple-towered or windowed azure and argent a cross of Calatrava of the first between in base two shacklebolts pilewise sable.

In 1183, Alfonso VIII granted the village of Abenójar to the Order of Calatrava, who held it until 1818 – hence the cross of Calatrava in the arms. The shacklebolts were granted to the town in 1212 in recognition of its participation in the Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa.