Valdepeñas is a municipality in the Spanish province of Ciudad Real, in the autonomous community of Castile-La Mancha. Valdepeñas is located in the Campo de Calatrava, an extensive plain north of the Sierra Morena, and lies on the left bank of Jabalón River, a tributary of the Guadiana. Valdepeñas is located at 38°46′00″N, 3°24′00″W and its population is 27,634. Its twin town is Cognac, France.
Church of the Assumption Valdepeñas SpainValdepeñas first appears in the record of Order of Calatrava in 1243; it was probably was founded by the queen Berenguela of Castile after the battle of Las Navas de Tolosa. Remains of Bronze Age, Iberian, Roman, Visigothic, Muslim and Jewish cultures have been found in the city and surrounding area. The Gothic Church of the Assumption was originally a mosque or castle.