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Molinos de Duero

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This municipality has won a prize for being an exceptional Touristic Municipality of the Province. Going for a walk in Molinos de Duero is listening to a sort of distant echo of draught animals’ roars and the squeaking of wheels among the ashlars of the houses, stone constructions, and the roads.

 

The forest region of Soria and Burgos, besides being the largest area of common pine woodland in Spain, is one of the biggest forest areas in Europe. Located near the Cuenca Mountains, it was one of the best places to stop with a wagon in the country. Molinos was one of the main hub for this sector and proof of this is a cabin from 1753 that had 2,617 oxen that would haul 872 wagons. This carretería is a caravan of about thirty vehicles that would transport merchandise throughout the Spanish territory. Some of this merchandise was pinewood that would be used to make masts for the Spanish Armada’s ships. Additionally, the town grew richer thanks to the products derived from its Merino sheep.

 

History has left us the legacy of a village full of fine ashlar houses with arched doorways, grand eaves, wooden balconies, forged iron windows, ample courtyards and entryways, and pinariega chimneys. You can see door lintels with “Ave Marias” from the 17th and 18th century. There are also some houses with coats of arms, some of which are quite big, like the Real Posada de la Mesta: an architectonical gem reproduced in the Spanish Village of Barcelona (Poble Espanyol) as an example of traditional Sorian building construction.

 

One of the most emblematic buildings in the village is its parochial church devoted to San Martín de Tours, the patron saint of the village. Along with the church in Montenegro de Cameros, it is one of the only Sorian Gothic churches with a Greek cross floor plan. It has been standing since the end of the 16th century, although some parts were added in the 17th century. The interior is beautiful with a Neoclassical organ from 1808 in the choir, ribbed vaulted domes and mostly Baroque altarpieces.

 

Another building worth mentioning is the Town Hall, an old regional granary built in 1789. On its façade you can see the statue of the patron saint, San Martín, riding a horse.

 

If you go along the Douro riverbanks from Molinos to Salduero through what is known as “paseo del Santo Cristo”, you can see beautiful landscapes. Very near the village, in the middle of the pine forest, you can visit “Fuente de los Navaritos” or, as locals call it, “Fuente del Cojo”, and have a picnic at one of the recreational areas.

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Douro riverbanks in Molinos de Duero
Douro riverbanks in Molinos de Duero
Church of San Martín de Tours
Church of San Martín de Tours
Town Hall
Town Hall
La Real Posada de La Mesta
La Real Posada de La Mesta

Diputación de Soria (Desarrollo Económico y Turismo)

C/ Caballeros, 17 - 42002 Soria

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