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Did you know that... Azofra

 

36 km from Logroño and 8 km from Nájera, it is located in the fertile valley of the river Tuerto, better known by the name of Valle de Cañas, on the old medieval road between Nájera and Santo Domingo de La Calzada, so it has been and is an unavoidable place of passage for pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostela. Azofra seems to have Arab origins, etymologically, its name seems to derive from the Arabic word as-suxra, which means "the tribute" or "to work for the lord". Already in the eleventh century Azofra is mentioned in documents referring to royal heritages.

Azofra, part of the Pilgrim's Way to Santiago

A little more history

 

In 1168 was founded a hospital for pilgrims, a church and a cemetery for pilgrims who died on the Camino, the hospital has existed until the nineteenth century. Pedro I of Castile, set up his camp in Azofra to go out and fight against his brother Enrique de Trastámara. King Pedro won the battle and ceded the town to Ortiz de Zúñiga, for his support in the battle. From then until the 19th century, Azofra belonged to this family, Counts of Hervías and Montalvo.

 

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The parish church of Our Lady de Los Ángeles dates back to the 16th century. It is at the top of the village, between the two streets of the Camino, and contains a carving of Santiago Apóstol, but not on his horse but on a pilgrim. Both in the Calle Mayor, also known as Real, and in the Calle del Sol, there are several blazoned mansions, witnesses of its past and bearers of its living present. Its adobe houses are also curious. At the exit of Azofra we find a monumental Rollo from the 16th century, constructions that warned possible crooks of the introduction of the law and that were located at crossroads.

Our Lady of Los Angeles in Azofra

Festivities

 

On 22nd July Santa María Magdalena, patron saint of the village, is celebrated, and on 16th August the festivity is that of its patron saint, San Roque. On the last Saturday in August there is a pilgrimage to the Monastery of Valvanera.

 

Curiosities

 

Azofra has two hostels, the municipal and the parish. In the latter, in a corner of its facade is placed a stone from the Cathedral of Cologne (Germany). It also has all the services.

Coat of Arms, palace of Azofra

The Legend

 

History or legend? That of the cleric, who was burned alive in Azofra by order of Peter I the Cruel, when he appeared before him, before the battle, to tell him that he was going to die at the hands of his brother Henry, and that he warned him because that was what Saint Dominic of La Calzada had commanded him to do. It is still in the memory of the elders of the village the memory of the answer that every year was sung by the soul of the clergyman ordered to burn alive by King Peter I."

 

 


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Getting to Azofra by car

 

To get to Azofra, follow the LR-206 that joins the town with Alesanco, Cañas and San Millán de la Cogolla on one side and on the other with the motorway of Way, A-12, and with the N-120 between Logroño and Burgos.​

 

By bus

 

Azofra has a regular bus service, in addition to the community intercity bus service.

 

 

 


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List of Routes
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TOURISM
1
Difficulty-Adapted

6:30 h.109 km.

Route of the Monasteries of La Rioja Alta
Difficulty-AdaptedGreen difficulty category, level 1. Routes conditioned and prepared for the use and enjoyment of persons with reduced mobility.
WAY OF SAINT JAMES CULTURAL HERITAGE
1
Difficulty-Medium

3:50 h.16.2 km.

Stage 08b Variant of San Millán de la Cogolla
Difficulty-MediumGreen difficulty category. Level 3. Stages of moderate distance and slope, not overcoming great distances or slopes.
WAY OF SAINT JAMES
2
Difficulty-Medium

5:00 h.21 km.

Stage 08 Nájera-Santo Domingo de la Calzada
Difficulty-MediumGreen difficulty category. Level 3. Stages of moderate distance and slope, not overcoming great distances or slopes.
WAY OF SAINT JAMES CULTURAL HERITAGE
0
Difficulty-Medium

3:30 h.14.1 km.

Stage 08c Way of the Monasteries
Difficulty-MediumGreen difficulty category, level 3. Stages of moderate distance and slope, not overcoming great distances or slopes.
WAY OF SAINT JAMES
1
Difficulty-Medium

5:25 h.22.4 km.

Stage 09 Santo Domingo de la Calzada-Belorado
Difficulty-MediumGreen difficulty category. Level 3. Stages of moderate distance and slope, not overcoming great distances or slopes.
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.
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.
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