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Covaleda

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Covaleda’s name alludes to the presence of caves in the area, such as the cave of Tío Melitón, a bandit that once lived in these mountains and is the main character of one of Pío Baroja’s passages in El Mayorazgo de Labraz.

 

There aren’t many remains of traditional architecture in Covaleda due to the fact that in 1923 there was a fire that burnt most of the houses, reason why this village looks more modern than others. However, constructions that still stand after all this time is a cyclopean wall from the 4th or 3rd century B.C. in Paso de los Arrieros, as well as the anthropomorph tombs in Onsar de Pedro García and in Pozo de San Miguel.

 

Another building that survived the fire is the church of San Quirico and Santa Julita, a temple that was built between 1698 and 1706 by Baltasar de Pontones. It is the ultimate Sorian example of the Gothic building system with star-shaped ribbed vaulting. Inside there is a moulded ogee archway that could have been part of an earlier building from the 15th century. Curiously, a pine tree has sprouted out one of the buttresses of the sanctuary.

 

Thanks to Covaleda’s prime location at the foothills of Urbión Peaks, you can practice a wide variety of nature sports such as mountain climbing, hiking, mountain biking, snowshoeing, and skiing. Among its beautiful and unique spots, it is worth noting the fisher’s refuge (Refugio de Pescadores) located in the Douro River next to one of the most interesting bridges in the entire province. From this point, we can go up to the lookout Mirador de la Machorra.

 

If you take the path that goes up to Urbión, you can see Bocalprado and almost limiting the upper part of the forest, Tejeros, where some of the thickest pine trees can be found.

 

We strongly recommend taking the GR-86 footpath that goes from Covaleda to the Urbión Peaks.

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Chapel of San Cristobal and Covaleda in the background
Chapel of San Cristobal and Covaleda in the background
Church of San Quirico y Santa Julia
Church of San Quirico y Santa Julia
Piedra Andadera
Piedra Andadera

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