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Yanguas

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The Cidacos River flows down the Alba mountain range and falls abruptly in a valley passing through the heights of the Oncala mountain pass. It flows through the area of Tierras Altas, place where the dinosaurs left their impressive marks, to finally end up before the village of Yanguas and take the Sorian water to the Ebro River that flows through La Rioja.

 

This river and its tributaries which are integrated into the eco-network, Red Natura 2000, are of great environmental importance due to the amazing mountainous landscape of fitted valleys, cereal terraces and riverside gardens that grow among willows, ashes, poplars, beech wood and holly trees. Other impressing features that we can see are the scattered villages on the mountainsides and chapels located high above that finish the landscape.

 

The Cidacos River flows to the east of what is one of the most beautiful villages in all Spain: Yanguas. And it forms a spectacular gorge that is crossed by a medieval bridge with three rounded openings.

 

Yanguas, which was once on the top village in the area, has been declared a Historic Ensemble due to its impressive heritage. The history of settlers in Yanguas go all the way back to prehistoric times and to the Pellendones, a Celtiberian civilization, that would work as shepherds. This land was constantly changing leader between the Caliphate and the Lords of Cameros, and in the 11th century, under the feudal jurisdiction of Navarre until the year 1134 when it finally became part of the Kingdom of Castile. A decade later it was granted its own jurisdiction which, besides other administrative, jurisdictional and economic matters, exempted the people of Yanguas from paying tolls. From this point on, Yanguas became one of the most important muleteer hubs in the Middle Ages.

 

Steep cobblestone streets, squares, arcades, emblazoned houses and traditional homes, as well as the castle and its defensive walls, the lookouts to the valley and an interesting catalogue of cultural assets make Yanguas a place of special touristic and cultural interest.

 

Of its heritage, it is worth mentioning the parochial church of San Lorenzo in the town centre, outside the village is the church of Santa María, and what was once a church and only has left behind the tower of San Miguel.

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Tower of San Miguel
Tower of San Miguel
Yanguas
Yanguas
Chapel of Santa María
Chapel of Santa María

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