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Did you know that... Clavijo Castle

 

It is situated in the municipality of Clavijo, La Rioja. Built at the beginning of the ninth century is of Muslim origin, at the beginning consisted of a tower with a courtyard attached, then, in the tenth century, was built the wall flanked by towers, which was Christian work.

Castle of Clavijo

To discover What to see in Clavijo Castle?

 

From Clavijo Castle remains the wall with the cylindrical towers and the homage tower, where remains of some woods used in its construction have been found. Given its strategic location, it was the subject of numerous disputes, and over the years it belonged to nobles from the kingdoms of Navarre and Castile. Today it is in a half-noise state and various restoration works are being carried out there to conserve this defensive bastion that is embedded in the sinuous profile that forms the rock.

 

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Curiosities

 

Legend has it that in the year 844 Ramiro I, king of Asturias, fought in this place against the Moors, whom he managed to defeat thanks to the appearance of the Apostle Santiago on horseback of a white horse and raising the white flag with the red cross of Santiago. He did it according to legend, jumping from mountain to mountain and leaving forever the mark of the horseshoes of his horse on the rocks where he rested.

Clavijo's Cross

Traditions

 

This fact has been a common iconographic motif in the representation of the Apostle, propitiating for years and even today, that pilgrims made a stop on their way to Santiago to come here.

 

Useful information for visiting the Clavijo Castle

The visit to the castle is free and is not subject to timetables.

 

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The Legend

 

Says a man who's seen Santiago

in droves with two hundred warriors;

they were all covered with lights

with garlands of green stars,

and the horse that rides Santiago

was a star of intense brightness...

Federico García Lorca

 

 

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Get to Clavijo

 

Just 16 Km separate Clavijo de Logroño, the access to the town of Clavijo is made following the road LR-460 that joins the towns of Alberite and Clavijo. Clavijo has a stop for the metropolitan bus service, which connects it with the nearby towns and Logroño. Its unmistakable rock crowned by the Castle of Clavijo is visible in the horizon from Logroño, following this marked course we will go towards the locality of Alberite, either from the N-111 that communicates Logroño with Soria and deviating us towards this locality or taking from Logroño direction Villamediana de Iregua to later continue by the road that joins to both. Once in Alberite we will go towards the wine cellars district where we will take the LR-460 which, after crossing La Unión, a town belonging to the municipality of Clavijo, ascends the road that ends in the Clavijo square next to the church.

 

Once there

 

From here and on foot, following the signs, you will pass by the town hall and then turn left and cross, first along a path and then along a wide path, the short distance that separates you from the castle.

 

 

 


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PATHS IN FAMILY CULTURAL HERITAGE
2
Difficulty-Medium

2:30 h.4.6 km.

Path of the Rocks of Clavijo
Difficulty-MediumGreen difficulty category. Level 3.Excursions of moderate distance and unevenness, not exceeding either great distances or unevenness.
PATHS IN FAMILY NATURAL HERITAGE
1
Difficulty-Low

1:20 h.4.6 km.

Viewpoint of Leza River Canyon
Difficulty-LowGreen difficulty category, level 2. Short walks, with little unevenness and without difficulties.
FLORA AND FAUNA PATHS IN FAMILY
0
Difficulty-Low

2:00 h.8.2 km.

Path of the orchards of Murillo
Difficulty-LowGreen difficulty category, level 2. Short walks, with little unevenness and without difficulties.
IN FAMILY CULTURAL HERITAGE
2
Difficulty-Low

1:15 h.3.8 km.

Ancient Lead Mines of Jubera
Difficulty-LowGreen difficulty category, level 2. Short walks, with little unevenness and without difficulties.
TOURISM
1
Difficulty-Low

72:00 h.412 km.

Route through the charming villages of La Rioja
Difficulty-LowGreen difficulty category, level 3. Excursions of moderate distance and unevenness, not overcoming either great distances or unevenness.
TOURISM
1
Difficulty-Adapted

1:40 h.4 km.

Walk around Logroño
Difficulty-AdaptedGreen difficulty category, level 1. Itineraries conditioned and prepared for the use and enjoyment of persons with reduced mobility.
WAY OF SAINT JAMES
1
Difficulty-Moderate

6:55 h.29.1 km.

Stage 07 Logroño-Nájera
Difficulty-ModerateRed difficulty category, level 1. More demanding stages, either because they are longer, more sloping or have a specific difficulty.
PATHS IN FAMILY
1
Difficulty-Medium

3:05 h.12.2 km.

Path of El Cortijo
Difficulty-MediumGreen difficulty category level 3. Excursions of moderate distance and unevenness, not surpassing either great distances or unevenness.
FLORA AND FAUNA PATHS IN FAMILY
1
Difficulty-Adapted

1:20 h.6 km.

Greenway of El Cortijo
Difficulty-AdaptedGreen difficulty category, level 1. Itineraries conditioned and prepared for the use and enjoyment of persons with reduced mobility.
PATHS IN FAMILY
1
Difficulty-Low

1:35 h.5 km.

Path of the Pinewood
Difficulty-LowGreen difficulty category, level 2. Short walks, with little unevenness and without difficulties.
FLORA AND FAUNA PATHS
0
Difficulty-Medium

1:45 h.5.2 km.

Ancient Path
Difficulty-MediumGreen difficulty category, level 3. Excursions of moderate distance and unevenness, not overcoming either great distances or unevenness.
FLORA AND FAUNA IN FAMILY NATURAL HERITAGE
1
Difficulty-Low

1:30 h.3.6 km.

Path of the Jump of the Water
Difficulty-LowGreen difficulty category. Level 2. Short walks, with little unevenness and without difficulties.
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