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Caracena

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The town of Caracena is located in the south-east of the province of Soria, on the foothills of the mountain range Sierra de la Pela and Picos de Grado, on a limestone massif framed by three canyons known as Las Gargantas, Los Pilones and Caracena: a spectacularly overwhelming landscape. The village is surrounded by one of the most rugged areas of the province. Just take a look at the village’s namesake canyon.

 

It was a strategic place due to its location between strongholds of San Esteban de Gormaz and Atienza, which conditioned the town over many years throughout its history, given that it was one of the main borders between Muslims and Christians.

 

There are two Romanesque churches that still remain from the Middle Ages: Santa María de la Asunción and San Pedro Apóstol, declared a National Historic-Artistic Monument in 1935. The castle is one of the best preserved of the province. Another notable aspect is its Town Square (Plaza Mayor), and in its centre, the impressive pillory (picota) with a Baroque style from 1738. On the outskirts of the village you can find the chapel Ermita de Nuestra Señora del Monte, which is one of the most important chapels in the area.

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Caracena
Caracena
Streets of Caracena
Streets of Caracena
Pillory in Caracena
Pillory in Caracena
Caracena Canyon
Caracena Canyon
Roman bridge in Caracena
Roman bridge in Caracena

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