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Tierra de Medinaceli

Description |  Towns |  What to see |  What to do |  Where to stay |  Where to eat

From Medinaceli, the Jalón Valley starts going downwards. There are numerous routes that one can go on from this point, for example, Romanillos, where you can see many examples of Romanesque architecture, the Roman road and fountain, medieval anthropomorphic tombs and an ethnographic collection.

 

A must-do is the trip that takes you to a Lower Palaeolithic site, which happens to be one of the most important ones in the Iberian Peninsula. It is about 15 kilometres away from Medinaceli and there you can see fossilised remains of wild bulls, horses, wolves or even elephant bones dating back 300,000 years. They can be seen in the museum of Ambrona next to the stone tools exhibit.

 

A little further down the way is Somaén, a small village with vegetable gardens that are watered by the Jalón River. You can get a spectacular view of the village if you go up to its 14th-century tower.

 

Map in hand and continuing along this road, you will reach Arcos de Jalón, a red and white village that smells of Aragon and Castile. From there, you can go on a narrow road that takes you to Iruecha and with it returns the silence and stillness of the rocky landscape.

 

Once reaching Chaorna, you will be surprised by the beauty of its houses and fountains, or the caves that served as a refuge for livestock, and the remains of the medieval military-style castle, as well as the waterfalls that fill this town with life.

 

The road now leads to Judes and its lagoon, then over to Iruecha with its vast juniper tree forest, but what this town is most known for is La Soladesca.

 

Once you are near Arcos de Jalón again, the Aragon motorway splits and everything seems to fade around the impressive presence of the Cistercian convent in Santa María de Huerta.

 

Our route finishes with a final detour to Almaluez before entering Monteagudo de las Vicarías. Almaluez surprises us all with a masterpiece that is unique in all Castile and Leon; an 18th-century canopy in polychromatic wood in its 15th-century church.

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Roman arch in Medinaceli
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