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Torrearévalo

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In the area of Valle del Razón, in the north of the province, there is a privileged natural ecosystem where the inhabitants of this small village live. To the north, the mountain ranges of Alba and Montes Claros give way to small mountainous formations of the Iberian System and to the land of La Rioja. The Zarranzano River flows between the southern hills taking water to the Tera River on its way to the Douro.

 

The beautiful landscape is made up of a mixture between mountains and plains where you can see the Garagüeta Holly Forest (acebal de Garagüeta), the largest in Spain and in the south of Europe, that consists of more than 400 hectares of holly thanks to the ancestral agricultural practice in these forests and plains. It is part of the Natural Spaces Network of Castile and Leon and is considered a Natural Reserve, and is also a Place of Community Importance according to the eco-network, Red Natura 2000, in the area of Oncala-Valtarejos.

 

The Garagüeta Holly Forest Park House in the neighbouring village, Arévalo de la Sierra, is the main centre to learn about the importance and singularity of the holly groves as well as other interesting aspects regarding the nature, culture and history of this region.

 

The Pellendones settled in high areas in order to have more visual control of the territory and to be able to defend themselves easier. The Sorian Castro people lived in this area from the 6th to the 4th century B.C.E. and lived mostly off of livestock production. They built their homes with stone, adobe, wood and plants. The technology they used consisted mostly of mills, looms, needles, ceramic and metal pieces that were either used at home or for decorative purposes, instruments that can be found in the nearby archaeological sites of Alto de la Cruz in Arévalo, or in Castillejo in Gallinero.

 

The names of the villages in this area come from the origin of the colonisers that came from Segovia in the Middle Ages. There is a baptismal font in the church of San Pedro that confirms the Romanesque past of this village. Many Merino sheep also grazed these lands on their way to Andalucía taking the Eastern Sorian Royal Drovers’ Road.

 

In Torrearévalo there is also a chapel dedicated to Nuestra Señora de Loreto, and a famous educator and philosopher, Julián Sanz del Río, precursor of the Free Educational Institution, was born in this town.

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