due to the traditional use of slate and other local dark stones in constructing homes and walls. Zarzuela de Jadraque was also historically called "Zarzuela de las Ollas" or "Zarzuela of the Jars/Amphora" due to a tradition of producing hand thrown pots and amphora from an abundance of local clay. The original pottery kiln is still visible on the outskirts of the town. The town has one religious building, the church of San Clemente Romano, a Romanesque style church dating to the thirteenth century and built on the edge of enormous stone boulders. Other historic buildings include a town hall, communal outdoor laundry washing building, livestock and horse watering fountain and cemetery.
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