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Did you know that.. Contrebia Leucade

 

It is located in Inestrillas between Cervera del Río Alhama and Aguilar del Río Alhama. This Celtiberian settlement of Contrebia Leucade, later occupied by Romans and Visigoths, has a long history of almost 2,000 years, losing its beginnings in the Early Iron Age and dilating until the late Middle Ages.

Contrebia Leucade

What to see in Contrebia Leucade?

 

The site is the most spectacular and best preserved in La Rioja, as well as one of the most outstanding of the Celtiberian era in Spain, although the city may have had other names, which has come to us Contrebia Leucade etymologically would mean "White City". Its location, halfway between Graccurris and Numancia, gave it special importance by controlling one of the most direct communication routes between the Ebro Valley and the Meseta, especially in times of war, which is why one of the eminent reasons for its construction was undoubtedly strategic-defensive.

Defensive wall and pit of Contrebia Leucade

To discover

 

In the subject of defence, two phases can be observed, that of the Celtiberians, who apart from using natural cuts reinforced the weaker parts with moats and walls, and that of the Romans, with their imperial wall. The alignment of the houses with respect to the streets and the irregular relief and the use of the reduced space of some with the development of a construction in height, together with the important hydraulic system of storage, canalization and wells, makes us perceive how it was the daily life and the customs of its inhabitants.

Typical plant of the houses in Contrebia Leucade

Curiosities

 

In Contrebia Leucade there are three phenomena, the rupestrian spaces and urbanism, the hydraulic system and its natural and artificial defences.

 

 

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Get to Aguilar del Río Alhama

 

Aguilar del Río Alhama can be reached by following the LR-284 road from Cervera del Río Alhama, which can be reached from Arnedo or Alfaro among other nearby towns. Aguilar del Río Alhama also has access via the LR-388 which connects it with the town of Castilruiz in Soria.​

 

Once there

 

Just 4 km from Aguilar del Río Alhama, following the road between this and Cervera del Río Alhama is the small town of Inestrillas and about 2 km from him towards Cervera del Río Alhama is located the archaeological site of Contrebia Leucade. In the middle of the road an informative sign indicates the access detour to the visitor's welcome centre, which is located next to the road. This place has a car park and from here begins the visit to the site that is located on the opposite bank of the river Alhama.

 

 

 


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FLORA AND FAUNA IN FAMILY CULTURAL HERITAGE
2
Difficulty-Low

3:15 h.12.4 km.

Path Green of the Alhama
Difficulty-LowGreen difficulty category, level 2. Short walks, with little unevenness and without difficulties.
IN FAMILY NATURAL HERITAGE
0
Difficulty-Low

0:20 h.0.8 km.

Well of the Aines
Difficulty-Low
FLORA AND FAUNA PATHS IN FAMILY
1
Difficulty-Medium

2:20 h.7.8 km.

Beech Forest of Peña Roya
Difficulty-MediumCategory of difficulty green, level 3. Excursions of moderate distance and unevenness, not even over great distances or unevenness.
MOUNTAIN IN FAMILY
1
Difficulty-Moderate

3:50 h.9.6 km.

Ascent the Moncayo
Difficulty-ModerateRed difficulty category, level 1. More demanding routes, either because they are longer, with greater slope or present some specific difficulty.
PATHS NATURAL HERITAGE
1
Difficulty-Low

2:25 h.9.8 km.

Greenway of the Cidacos. Section 2 Autol-Arnedo
Difficulty-LowGreen difficulty category level 2. Short walks, with little unevenness and without difficulties.
PATHS IN FAMILY CULTURAL HERITAGE
2
Difficulty-Low

1:15 h.4.8 km.

Greenway of Préjano
Difficulty-LowGreen difficulty category level 2. Short walks, with little unevenness and without difficulties.
FLORA AND FAUNA IN FAMILY CULTURAL HERITAGE NATURAL HERITAGE
1
Difficulty-Low

1:30 h.5.5 km.

Path of the Groves from Alfaro
Difficulty-LowGreen difficulty category, level 2. Short walks, with little unevenness and without difficulties.
FLORA AND FAUNA IN FAMILY NATURAL HERITAGE
1
Difficulty-Low

1:20 h.6.2 km.

Grove of the Estajao
Difficulty-LowGreen difficulty category level 2. Short walks, with little unevenness and without difficulties.
PATHS
1
Difficulty-Low

3:00 h.11.9 km.

Greenway of the Cidacos. Section 1 Calahorra-Autol
Difficulty-LowCategory of green difficulty 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.
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Castle of Cornago
Cornago, La Rioja
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Royal Monastery of Santa María of Veruela
Vera de Moncayo, Zaragoza
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San Francisco Pasos de Semana Santa Museum
Calahorra, La Rioja
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Garray, Soria
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Soria, Soria
Arches of San Juan de Duero

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Hermitage of San Saturio
Soria, Soria
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