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Abejar

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The town of Abejar is located on a hillside's suntrap, protecting it from the frosty winter wind. Locals call it Puerta de los Pinares, meaning "gateway to the pine grove". It is the starting point of many routes that take you through the heart of Soria Verde. After a walk through the mesmerising beauty of its vast Scots pine forests, you can relax and enjoy a picnic at one of the many recreational areas of the reservoir La Cuerda del Pozo, the most famous one being Playa Pita.

 

An example of the area’s typical architecture is the pinariega house, a two-floored rural house built with stone, pine wood and adobe. One of Abejar’s most emblematic stone buildings is the parochial church dedicated to Saint John the Baptist (San Juan Bautista), one of the best representations of Sorian gothic architecture. This perfectly proportionate columned temple consists of three naves with ceilings of the same height, no transept, and a choir atop the narthex. Its tower, built around 1627 over an earlier one from the 16th century which preserves the apse and the façade, fits the standards imposed by the Renaissance. Its singularity comes from the dark tones of the exquisite sandstone masonry.

 

The chapel of Nuestra Señora del Camino as it is today was built in the 18th century over a more modest building from the 15th or 16th century. Saint Teresa of Jesus spent the night in this chapel on her way to Soria in the year 1581.

 

Abejar is a place of ancient traditions, such as la Barrosa, the Mithraic ritual celebrated on Carnival Tuesday.

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Typical house of Abejar
Typical house of Abejar
Chuch of San Juan Bautista
Chuch of San Juan Bautista

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