Enjoy nature from Hotel Poeta Manrique, a rural accommodation with a warm and cosy atmosphere located in Segura de la Sierra, considered one of the most beautiful villages in Spain and an essential stopover for every visitor who wants to venture the Natural Park of Sierra de Cazorla, Segura y Las Villas.
Un An eco-friendly accommodation which mimics the environment thanks to the use of materials like stone, wood, lime and iron in its construction. A cosy and noiseless place where warm colours, open places, and great views of the valley and the surrounding mountains prevail.
Hotel Poeta Manrique, the perfect place to imbibe the rich heritage and cultural history of Segura de la Sierra, with its impressive castle and the church of Santa María del Collado as its main claims. Stay with us and follow the trace of Jorge Manrique, who wrote part of his immortal verses in some of our rooms, according to some documents.
Experience nature and history as never before in Hotel Poeta Manrique.
DISCOVER A WONDERFUL SETTING
Segura de la Sierra, as every region in Sierra de Segura, is distinguished by its wide mountain range, which stands out for its huge natural and forest richness, with the olive tree as the predominant crop, its agriculture and cattle raising.
All and each little and scattered inhabited places that make it up are located in magnificent landscape enclaves. Due to its location and architectural features, Hotel Poeta Manrique is a perfect place to deepen the natural variety, history and monumental heritage that make Segura de la Sierra a picturesque village of unquestionable beauty and the entrance to the Natural Park Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y las Villas. Experience nature in its purest form with outdoor activities like hiking, cycling, parachuting, bungee jumping or vias ferratas.
Hotel Poeta Manrique is a place where everything has been conceived and planned to guarantee quietness and rest to our guests. An eco-friendly building that respects the natural environment that surrounds it.
A rural accommodation that conveys emotions and with everything the visitor needs to find the desirable atmosphere and comfort.
We believe in comfort, so the whole place is domotized. Our six rooms, apart from bathroom, smart TV and high speed Wi-Fi connection with optic fiber, have high quality beds, mattresses and linen for your enjoyment and relax, without forgetting to mention the amazing views to the leafy valley and the mountains.
THE HOUSE OF JORGE MANRIQUE
It is often stated that he was born between the second half of 1439 and the first half of 1440, but the only certainty we have is that he was not born before 1432, when his parents marriage was arranged, and neither after 1444, when Rodrigo Manrique, after Jorge’s mother Mencia de Figueroa from Beas de Segura died, had to request apostolic exemption to get married again because of his status as knight of the Orden de Santiago.
In the Crown of Castile, ‘Jorge’ was not a common name and none of his ancestors was called it. That is why the choice of his name was curious and probably linked to the close relationship of Rodrigo Manrique with the infants of the kingdom of Aragón, the patron of which is San Jorge.
He fought the Muslims, took part in the uprising of the nobles against Enrique IV of Castile, intervened in the victory of Ajofrín and fought for Isabel and Juana la Beltraneja in the Castilian succession war.
When he was 24 years old he took part in the battles of the siege of the Montizón castle (Villamanrique, Ciudad Real), where he gained reputation and prestige as a warrior. His motto was ‘I neither lie nor regret’. He was made prisoner in Baeza for a while, where his brother Rodrigo died after his military entry in the city to help their allies, the Benavides, against the royal delegates (the Count of Cabra and and the Marshal of Baena). He later enrolled into the troops on the side of Isabel and Fernando in the war against the parties of Juana la Beltraneja.
As the queen lieutenant in Cuidad Real together with his father Rodrigo, he lifted the siege of Uclés, which was directed by Juan Pacheco and Alfonso Carrillo de Acuña, archbishop of Toledo. In that war, in a skirmish near the castle of Garcimuñoz in Cuenca defended by the Marquis of Villena, he was fatally wounded in 1479, probably near spring.
JORGE MANRIQUE IN THE SPANISH LITERATURE
The work of Jorge Manrique has influenced many later authors that showed great interest and admiration for his poetry, especially for the Coplas por la muerte de su padre (verses on the death of this father). His verses have been widely recreated and survived through time as an inspiration source.
Coplas por la muerte de su padre
Among his whole work, Coplas por la muerte de su padre stands out in a unique way linking tradition and originality. Jorge Manrique gives funeral eulogy or cry on his father, Rodrigo Manrique, showing him as a model of heroism, virtues and serenity against death. The poem is one of the classical in the Spanish literature of all times and has entered the cannon of universal literature.
Document from 1721 that explains the door of the so-called house of Jorge Manrique where it is written up who built the door with the shield of the Figueroa family.
In the text it is said: they have their door of stone with a shield of weapons of the name Figueroa graven in stone that seems made when the commander was Don Lorenzo Suárez de Figueroa.
They must have made the door around 1575.
It is possible that it is a part of the capital. Tuscan style, typical from the XVI century.