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Langa de Duero

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Langa de Duero’s origins go back to the Celtiberian city called Segontia Lanca which is located about a kilometre south of the municipality’s current location and is the reason for its name. In Langa de Duero you can see many Romanesque buildings such as the parochial church, the tower or Castillo del Cubo, the medieval bridge, and many more.

 

Some of those Romanesque churches that can be visited today are in Bocigas de Perales, Alcozar or Zayas de Torres. Besides the architecture, you can also see natural formations in these towns, for example in Zayas de Torres there are many winepresses that have been excavated in the rocks and in Alcozar there is the battleground called Piedra Sillada. In Valdanzo you can see what is called Puerta del humilladero and the river mills in the Valdanzo River, and in Valdanzuelo you can find a fountain called Fuente de la Mostaza.

 

Although the current castle is from the 14th or 15th century, it is a medieval legacy that was marked by battles between Christians and Muslims. Langa’s fortification seems to have been built there to defend the bridge that crossed the Douro River. However, the remains that can be seen today were built over an older fortress.

 

Langa’s history is closely linked to El Cid. This municipality is part of the route that Rodrigo took when he was exiled, and he even became the warden of Langa de Duero later on.

 

The parochial church of San Miguel Arcángel is possibly the first church in Langa that was not Romanesque but was rebuilt during the 16th century. The original Tardogothic sanctuary has a polygonal floor plan with abutments, and inside it has a starred rib vaults. Later on, in the 17th century, a nave and sanctuary were built, changing the old Gothic apse at the foot of the temple and building over it the current belfry and the staircase that gives access to it.

 

Nowadays there are three winepresses in the municipality, all renovated in 1996: Tambores and Pablinches, and La Casa Lagar, restored in 1996 and where they celebrate each year the grape harvest days. During the grape harvest, they use them to make artisanal soap and they treat wool (carding and spinning). You can visit them all year round.

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View of Langa de Duero
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Medieval bridge in Langa de Duero
Medieval bridge in Langa de Duero
Winepress in Langa de Duero
Winepress in Langa de Duero
Streets of Langa de Duero
Streets of Langa de Duero

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