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Tierras Altas

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PRIMAL SKIN

 

It is the land of the mountains. Wind blowing violently. Stone villages. Vigorous people. Tierras Altas.

 

Before reaching Oncala, from the mountain pass you can see the Numantian hills.

 

Santa Cruz de Yanguas is one of the most remarkable villages on the Icnitas Route, with typical architecture from the highlands as well as an impressive tower that stands out in the entire region: the tower of the Gothic church.

 

The landscape, made up of rocky hills, sets the tone for a journey through time back to the prehistoric period that is still very present in the archaeological sites and the Paleontological Learning Centre of Villar del Río. These prehistoric rocks were then transformed by medieval stonecutters to create bridges that crossed the river in this valley that leads up to Bretún, a village dominated by black and blue tones.

 

From these Jurassic mountains, we move on to Yanguas, where there are robust shepherd’s homes, a possibly Roman bridge, and, in the background, a strange freestanding Romanesque tower that is the only part left of a 12th-century church.

 

San Pedro Manrique is another town worth seeing. Take a walk through its streets and admire the blazoned houses. Go up to Virgen de la Peña, and if you happen to be there during the summer solstice, enjoy a ritual of fire, the ancient celebration of San Juan.

 

Finally, in the middle of an area that seems to have been abandoned long ago, you could happen upon the monumental 15th-century castle of Magaña.

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Magaña
Magaña
Yanguas
Yanguas
Oncala Mountain Range
Oncala Mountain Range
Brachiosaurus (Villar del Río)
Brachiosaurus (Villar del Río)
Deserted village of Vea
Deserted village of Vea

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