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Cabrejas del Pinar

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Located in the north-eastern part of the province, this historic town lies in a privileged natural environment among a lush mass of pine trees, the mountain range Sierra de Cabrejas and the reservoir La Cuerda del Pozo. The Douro River to the north, and the Hoz and Dehesa streams irrigate these lands with fresh water that the homestead distributes to the rest of the town. This homestead is located at the foot of the castle that during centuries protected the people of Cabrejas, or Cabrexas, name that the land register of the Marquis of Ensenada in the mid-18th century called the town.

 

There are various archaeological sites that shed light on the lives of settlers throughout history as early as the prehistoric era: funerary sites, rooms, cave art or ceramic remains from the Chalcolithic to the Bronze or Iron Age.

 

Fernidand the I, Count of Castile and King of Leon, sieged Cabrejas del Pinar along with Andaluz and Calatañazor around the year 1060, giving the town its own jurisdictional rights due to what was known as the Community of Burgs and Land (Comunidad de Villa y Tierra) during the Middle Ages. Proof of this is the Pillory located next to the church, which was used to signal towns with their own jurisdiction and as stocks for punishing delinquents. It is suggested that the people who repopulated the town came from the Collation of San Miguel de Cabrejas located on the hillside of the castle in the city of Soria. Another theory is that they came from the other town called Cabrejas del Campo, located in Gómara.

 

The parochial church of San Millán de la Cogolla dates back to the 16th and 17th century, and every summer nearby villagers that belong to the Concordia (Pueblos de la Concordia) reunite in the chapel called Ermita de la Blanca.

 

The natural areas that surround this town are of extreme importance due to the protection status they have been given. La Fuentona Natural Monument (Monumento Natural de la Fuentona), also known as “Sea Eye” (Ojo de Mar) due to its appearance, is an opening in the karstic environment filled with juniper trees, ravines and gorges through which the Abión River makes its way with pure and crystalline water towards Ucero which is located in the municipality of El Burgo de Osma.

 

A little bit further south, in the area of Calatañazor, the Juniper Tree Natural Reserve is marked as one of the best conserved forests of this ancient tree from the Cenozoic. Some of the trees in this protected natural area reach up to 14 metres tall, more than 5 metres in diameter, and are close to 2000 years old. This area has been qualified as a CIA (Community Interest Area), by the eco-network Red Natura 2000 not only due to the important amount of juniper trees, but also of holm and gall oak trees that griffon vultures, peregrine falcons and golden eagles fly over.

 

In Cabrejas del Pinar, you can see some interesting examples of typical rural houses called casas pinariegas, made of stone, ashlar, wooden framework and conical chimneys.

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Mountain range Sierra de Cabrejas
Mountain range Sierra de Cabrejas
Walled enclosure
Walled enclosure
Old railroad near the chapel of La Blanca
Old railroad near the chapel of La Blanca

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