CARBAJO

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Territory: Spain

Description Turist:

The first written information about it can be found in the General Archive of Simancas, in a document that refers to the village as “the place of Carvajo, village and jurisdiction of the Town of Alcántara”, dated the 26th of April 1753.
It is highly possible that there were already settlers in these lands in prehistoric times, however strangely enough, the first real settlers may have been shepherds from Galicia, a hypothesis based on the record of various surnames of the town and on the fact that its patron saint is Santa Marina, a saint of Galician origin who is greatly worshiped in that region.
Furthermore, the village’s name could have been a reference to some oak tree in the area, which are called carballos in gallego (the language of Galicia), that later turned into Carbajo.