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Together with the church that was born, possibly associated to the functions of defense of this one, they conform the fortification of the hill where it is located. The first Castle of Cornago was possibly Muslim in the 11th century, but the current one seems to have been rebuilt and enlarged during the 14th-15th centuries. Its first owner was Don Juan Martínez Luna, brother of Pope Luna, Benedict XIII. During the reign of John II, it belonged to Don Alvaro de Luna, Constable of Castile and Lord of Cornago and Jubera. After the War of Independence, the council of Cornago decided to use the castle as a municipal cemetery.

Castle of Cornago

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What to see in Cornago Castle?

 

The access to the walled enclosure of the castle can be done through the Arco de la Campanilla that brings us closer to the Parish Church of San Pedro Apóstol, with a simple arched doorway, but which highlights the architectural elements that surround it and a bell tower, which has been gaining height in its construction as the village grew, so that the ringing of its bells reached everyone.

Parish Church of San Pedro Apóstol del Castle of Cornago

To discover

 

By some stairs we approach the Homage Tower, it is the highest and conserves the battlements, all the towers were communicated with the adarve in order that the sentinel could cross all the enclosure in its round. The towers, three cylindrical and one square, were used for various purposes. In the interior enclosure, which was fitted out in the 19th century for a municipal cemetery, there are traces of the existence of two floors and the use it had, as it should not be forgotten that it was the habitual residence of the Lords of Cornago. In the courtyard there is a cellar excavated in the subsoil with staggered access and circular opening, it could have been used as a stove or silo. You can also see another well or cistern. Today Cornago Castle is surrounded by a beautiful promenade with benches and pine trees.

Arch of the Bell in the castle of Cornago

Traditions

 

Tradition speaks of the existence of a secret passage on the floor of the courtyard, where the winery, but nothing is known about it.

 

The Legend

 

Legend has it that being a couple of boyfriends walking through the area of the castle, next to the ravine that is at their feet, the girl fell and the groom could not do anything to save her. On the day of the girl's burial, the dead boy appeared in the same place and they say that several couples, who later have walked here, have also fallen in the same place.

 

 

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Get to Cornago

 

To get to the town of Cornago we follow the LR-283 that connects it with the nearby towns of Igea and Rincón de Olivedo. To the LR-283 we can accede in 2 points of the LR-123, that unites the localities of Arnedo and Cervera of the River Alhama. There is an intercity bus service every working day that connects it with Logroño, Arnedo, Calahorra and Alfaro.

 

Once there

 

If we arrive from Igea, we must continue along the road towards Arnedo, before leaving the locality definitively, we will find a sign indicating the detour on the left hand side, towards the castle. A steep but well-conditioned street will take us past the crossroads with La Nevera on the left, near the castle. The street forks, one that has the forbidden passage for vehicles, goes up to the castle, another continues towards the town of Cornago and the one on the right takes us to an esplanade where we can leave our vehicle to walk to the castle by the first street cut to traffic.

 

 

 


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3:00 h.11.9 km.

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