Routes through the Lands of the Burgo
With departure and arrival in El Burgo de Osma, we suggest a route that goes through Calatañazor, Abioncillo de Calatañazor, Sabinar de Calatañazor, Fuentona de Muriel, Cañon del Río Lobos, Ucero and back to Burgo de Osma.
1.Departure from Burgo de Osma
On the N-122 road towards Soria.
Medieval village with a special charm. Declared with artistic historical together. In this village it seems that time stops. From the location of the ruins of the Castle we have a unique viewpoint to contemplate the "Valla de la sangre", legendary scene where the legend tells that "Almanzor lost the drum".
Traditional architecture made of clay and juniper, traditional pinariegas chimneys. In the Plaza Mayor, the medieval stone scroll, the Romanesque church of Nuestra Señora del Castillo and hermitage of La Soledad in the same style.
3.Abioncillo de Calatañazor
After years of neglect, it is now a town-school that has a center for teaching resources, astronomy laboratories, traditional kitchen and oven, kitchen garden, chicken coop, apiary, forge and ethnographic museum. A whole world to discover for the little ones.
4.Sabinar de Calatañazor
Close to Muriel de la Fuente there is a centennial juniper grove where we can see magnificent specimens with more than twenty meters high and exceeding two meters perimeter. Declared a Natural Reserve.
5.La Fuentona de Muriel
It is declared a Natural Monument and next to the Lobos River Canyon and the Laguna Negra is one of the most visited natural areas of the Province of Soria. Very close to this eye of the sea is the Casa del Parque where you can learn about everything that has to do with the flora, fauna and geomorphology of the environment.
6.Canyon of the Lobos River
It was the first declared and protected natural area of Castilla y León. It is a natural park and special protection area for birds. Throughout its 24 km of travel the canyon has been modeled by the linear erosion of the river and by the dissolving action of the water in the limestone rock. Its formations show us the most typical examples of the karst landscape: torcas, cave, chasms . The master and lord of these places is undoubtedly the majestic griffon vulture. The queen of the flora is the juniper juniper that together with the pindo pudus, and the river poplars make up the characteristic vegetation of the canyon.
7.Hermitage of San Bartolomé
From the first half of the thirteenth century is Romanesque - Gothic transition. It is said to be of Templar origin. The temple is fascinating and the environment where it is located and that protects it helps to enhance the aura of mystery that has always enveloped this hermitage.
Its templar castle is well worth a visit since from where it is located we will have an excellent viewpoint to contemplate the same village of Ucero as well as part of the Canyon of the Lobos River and already very close to the Episcopal Village. In times there was in this town a factory of chocolate, mill and laundry of wool. And to the exit of the town in the direction of Burgo de Osma is the cave of the Zorra, which is not but a Roman channel for the supply of water to the Arévaco-Roman city of Uxama Argaela.
9.Return to Burgo de Osma
By the regional road SO-920 and end of the route.
1.Departure from Burgo de Osma
On the regional road SO-160 in the direction of Gormaz.
Very close to the village, on a high hill and challenging time and space, is located the spectacular Caliphate fortress of the X century. It is the largest Muslim fortress Medieval Age, with more than a kilometer of walls was the protagonist of many battles . El Cid was its first mayor and lord.
In the lower part and very close to the town, in the Hermitage of San Miguel, not long ago have been discovered and restored, wonderful Romanesque paintings of S XII.
3.Berlanda de Duero
Villa declared an Artistic Historic Site, of medieval layout with adobe buildings and wooden framework. It highlights one of the most spectacular fortresses of the province, its collegiate church, houses emblazoned ....
4.Hermitage of San Baudelio. (Casilla de Berlanga)
This "small hermitage of the late eleventh century, of Mozarabic influences, is considered to be the most original jewel of Soria's pre-Romanesque architecture.
The Circuit of Contrasts of the Termal Hotel Burgo de Osma is a replica of this wonderful Hermitage. + info here.
Romanesque Church of San Miguel Arcángel.
Medieval set located on top of a limestone cliff.
The most interesting thing about Rello is its walled enclosure of the 12th century with touches from the beginning of the 16th century, period in which the castle was built.
7.Retortillo de Soria
It still retains part of its old walled enclosure. Gothic church of San Pedro.
Also known as "the Spanish Pompeii" or "the Petra de Occidente" is one of the most visited archaeological sites in the province and the most attractive due to the large excavated area as well as the surrounding landscape, a paradise for lovers of ornithology. In the site there are settlements of several cultures that succeeded in the occupation of the land from the fourth century BC. until V d.C. Its monographic museum collects samples of the three stages of development of the deposit, Celtiberian, Roman and medieval; It exhibits all kinds of materials, such as weapons, ceramics, coins, etc.
The hermitage of Our Lady of Tiermes next to the ruins of the site is a good example of the Romanesque style; erected in the 12th century, it has an interesting arcaded gallery and a medieval necropolis. Its beautifully carved capitals show a mythological theme and plant motifs, as well as scenes of hunting and fighting between Christian and Muslim knights.
Well worth a stop to contemplate its ancient and majestic oaks.
Here the landscape is overwhelming, the town is surrounded by one of the most rugged places of the province of Soria. The town had jail, stone roll, Romanesque bridge. The same churches are the two churches, Santa María and San Pedro, both from the 12th century. But it is above all the latter, declared a Historic Artistic Monument, one of the most beautiful examples of rural Romanesque Soria.
11.Fresno of Caracena
From here was the cleric Per Abat, possible author or copyist of Cantar del Mio Cid. The picota-roll is preserved.
Small village with traditional adobe architecture. It has a Muslim watchtower. Ez stop forced in the Route Camino del Cid, Navas de Palos go the Douro River to cross, so says the verse of Cantar del Mio Cid where it appears cited.
13.Return to Burgo de Osma
By the regional road SO-V-1601 and end of the route.
Text source: Soria You can not imagine it.