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Montenegro de Cameros

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This locality is in the land of Cameros and shows the previous administrative organisation carried out by Javier de Burgos in 1833 when this province spread out from the Ebro to the Tajo river. Nowadays, Montenegro is in the north of the province as the forward line towards La Rioja once passing the Santa Inés pass. Here you can find a ski station called “Punto de nieve de Santa Inés”, perfect for a ski day with the family in the middle of the wintry wilderness.

 

A mountainous road takes you all the way to Montenegro with beautiful landscapes full of mountain ranges and valleys lined with beech, oak and holm oak, rowan, chestnut, hazel and holly trees. The village is located high up on the sunny part of a hillside with 2,000 metre high mountains around it. The Mayor River gathers water from the springs and ravines that irrigate the area to the east on its way towards Villoslada where its waters end up in the Iregua River.

 

This municipality is located in a privileged natural environment that forms part of the Iberian System between the mountain ranges of Sierra Urbión and Sierra Cebollera, and in between secondary mountain ranges such as Hormazas, Castejón and Frihuela. Due to the environmental characteristics of the region, Montenegro de Cameros is part of the many protected natural areas by the eco-network Red Natura 2000 as a Place of Community Interest and a Special Protection Area for birds.

 

It also provides many interesting heritage sites such as the parochial church of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción which is located in the highest point of the village, and close by, you can find the Romanesque chapel of San Mamés.

 

Both buildings are integrated in a well-maintained mansion that still has the traditional structure with a living space and a farming space. This type of building is very typical of the Land of Cameros, where the stonework is difficult to be dated, and where the buildings have lintelled doors, in some cases with rounded arches and big voissoirs.

 

This village became part of the Kingdom of Navarre in the 10th century, and from the 11th century on, it became part of the Kingdom of Castile under protection of the Lords of Cameros. Montenegro and other four places in the region formed part of what was called the Five Villages (Cinco Villas). Some of the locals repopulated the parishes in Soria in the Middle Ages, and proof of this are the Congregations of Las Cinco Villas, and San Miguel de Montenegro.

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Montenegro de Cameros
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Montenegro de Cameros (vulture)
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Diputación de Soria (Desarrollo Económico y Turismo)

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