Campanar

This is about the town formerly and presently known as Campanar. It is a well-preserved town filled with nostalgia. There are many theories about how it got its name. One of them is about the name, Bellor. This name probably comes from the word “camp” (“field” in Valencian). At that time, one would say, “Anar Al Camp or “Camp Anar” meaning that one comes from the “camp” making the inhabitants known as Campero/a. At the time of Llibre del Repartiment (conquest), the neighborhood of Bellor was known as “bell” or “bellfry” and never known as “camp” or “field” despite having no record of a bell or bell tower at that time. They would have been called “campanero/a” (ringer) and not “campero/a” (from the camp). ” Also, remember that, according to numerous stories, the first bell tower was erected in Campanar after February 19, 1596, to commemorate the appearance of the Virgin.

Thus, the origin of the district of Campanar is located in a set of scattered Islamic farmhouses that in 1242 Jaume I gave to Gaspar de Palangas or Despallargues after the reconquest of Valencia. Over time, it set up a small town of population between the Ditches of Rascaña and Mestalla. In the 17th century, the manor of Bellar passed to the Real patrimony subject to the civil jurisdiction of the city of Valencia, becoming one more of its neighborhoods or suburbs. Until the nineteenth century, the population of the neighborhood had been growing slowly, but the increase in population that occurred throughout this century and the neighborhood pressure of the group of new settlers ended up propitiating the constitution of the suburb as a municipality Independent, approving the provincial Council of Valencia the Constitution of its city Council on November 7, 1837. However, in 1897, the old municipality, which counted 2,150 inhabitants, was definitively annexed to the city of Valencia. Currently, the district has four districts: Campanar, Les Tendetes, El Calvari and Sant Pau.

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