Tierrasdeburgos

Hiking route: holm oak grove and viewpoint of peña lastra

Valmala, within the humbleness of most of the towns in Burgos, can boast of several things. The first is a natural environment in the shadow of the Trigaza, in which valuable beech forests survive.
And above all a church with an interesting apse from the Romanesque period This temple has an important peculiarity. When in a later reform of a Romanesque church it is decided to preserve the apse, it usually maintains its use, sometimes as the head of a secondary nave or the sacristy. But in this case the new church was arranged transversally to the previous one, converting the feet and the chevet of the previous one into side naves of the new one. This situation can be better appreciated in an aerial image and by accessing the interior of the church.

Lands of burgos

Provinces of Burgos and Soria41756_MR_01Vario díasEl Camino del Cid is a cultural tourist itinerary that follows in the footsteps of Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, the Cid Campeador, using as its main travel guide the Cantar de mío Cid, one of the greatRead more×Camino del CidEl Camino del Cid is a cultural tourist itinerary that follows in the footsteps of Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, the Cid Campeador, using as its main travel guide the Cantar de mío Cid, one of the great medieval epic poems of universal literature.
The itinerary is divided into themed routes of between 50 and 300 km. Two of them, the Ruta del Destierro and Tierras de Frontera, cross Castilian and Leonese territory through the provinces of Burgos and Soria.

La mea waterfall

We leave Mollerussa and the first stop is Tarazona. There is a large parking lot next to the Cathedral. It is a set of Gothic style of the thirteenth – fifteenth centuries, also includes important architectural elements of Mudejar, Renaissance and Baroque styles.
In the tourist office a very friendly girl gives us information about what to visit and the surroundings. We were pleasantly surprised by this town since it has a lot to visit and we had no idea of what it could offer us.
Tarazona is the capital of the region of Moncayo, is located in the middle valley of the river Queiles, at a distance of 86 km from Zaragoza. Crossroads between the autonomous communities of Castilla León, La Rioja and Navarra, it has a population of 11,000 inhabitants.
A Roman municipality, its site was successively settled by Visigoths, Arabs, Jews and Christians, making Tarazona one of the most emblematic places in Aragon. It has an urban fabric of high neighborhoods, small houses, alleys, arcades and passageways. The old town was declared a Historic-Artistic Site in 1965.

Hiking route: sources of the moradillo river.

Departure at the time and place previously indicated, direction Burgos, short stops. Arrival and transfer to our hotel. Accommodation in the rooms. LUNCH. In the afternoon visits; Paseo del Espolón, place of stroll and meeting of the people of Burgos and as a witness the river Arlazón, at the end of the walk the Arch of Santa Maria, ancient gateway to the city. Next, the jewel of the city, the Cathedral of Santa Maria de Burgos, extreme beauty, maximum exponent of the Castilian Gothic and World Heritage Site.    DINNER and ACCOMMODATION.

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