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It is in the middle of the Route of the Riojan Monasteries between Nájera, Santo Domingo de La Calzada and San Millán de La Cogolla, 40 km from Logroño. Watered by the river Tuerto, its landscape has a fairly regular relief, with gentle hills and wide plains. The first documentary references to Cañas are in the 10th and 11th centuries, when the Monastery of Cañas was donated to the Monastery of San Millán de la Cogolla by the kings, first by the King of Pamplona and then by the King of Nájera. In the year 1000, he was born in Cañas Santo Domingo de Silos. The town was part of the lordship of the County of Hervías.

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To discover What to see in Cañas?

 

In Cañas, we must make a halt, as it is an obligatory stop on the Route of the Monasteries of La Rioja, and enjoy a visit to the Cistercian Monastery of Santa María del Salvador. The parish church of La Asunción, 12th-13th centuries, with its head, sacristy and 16th century tower, the 18th century Baroque roof and the 16th century hermitage of Santa María, also deserve our attention.

 

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Festivities

 

On the last Saturday of May, Santa María is celebrated. The Thanksgiving feast is on 8 September, and on 20 December the feast of Santo Domingo de Silos is celebrated. On the feasts of Santa María and Santo Domingo de Silos, there are processions accompanied by popular dances, "la danza de los palos" (the dance of the sticks).

Cañas Abbey

Traditions

 

For many years, the people have gone on pilgrimage to the Monastery of Santo Domingo de Silos, Burgos, to honour their patron saint in the monastery where he took refuge when he retired to Castile from the Monastery of San Millán de La Cogolla, where he was the prior, when King García el de Nájera banished him for opposing him.

 

Curiosities

 

The Cistercian Monastery and the figure of Santo Domingo de Silos, born in the village of Cañas, are what best characterize it.

 

 

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Getting to Cañas by car

 

You can get to Cañas well by the LR-206 that joins it, on one side with the nearby municipalities of Alesanco and Azofra, as well as connecting it with the A-12 Way and the N-120 between Logroño and Burgos, on the other with Berceo and San Millán de la Cogolla. Or by the LR-327 that serves as a link with the LR-204 between the towns of Santo Domingo de la Calzada and Badarán.

 

By bus

 

Cañas offers intercity bus service from Monday to Friday.

 

 

 


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List of Routes
  • Closeness
  • First name
  • Difficulty
  • Distance
  • Duration
  • Assessment
IN FAMILY CULTURAL HERITAGE
1
Difficulty-Low

2:20 h.8.8 km.

Route of the Guardaviñas
Difficulty-LowGreen difficulty category, level 2. Short walks, with little unevenness and without difficulties.
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.
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.
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.
MOUNTAIN SNOW
3
Difficulty-High

4:10 h.10.6 km.

Ascent to San Lorenzo, Cabeza Parda and La Cuña
Difficulty-HighCategory of difficulty red, level 3. Mountain routes in not very steep terrain, in which there are no major difficulties. They need sufficient experience and training for this type of terrain.
Monastery of Santa María del Salvador
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Monastery of Santa María del Salvador

Also known as the Monastery of Light

Monastery of Suso
San Millán de la Cogolla, La Rioja
Monastery of Suso

Cradle of the Castilian and pantheon of the seven Castilian heroes

Monastery of Yuso
San Millán de la Cogolla, La Rioja
Monastery of Yuso
Monastery of Santa María la Real
Nájera, La Rioja
Monastery of Santa María la Real

Emblematic place that reflects the stages of history, art and culture of the area

Wine Culture Museum
Briones, La Rioja
Wine Culture Museum

Where the universe of wine becomes visible

Monastery of Valvanera
Anguiano, La Rioja
Monastery of Valvanera

Location of the Virgin of Valvanera, Patron Saint of La Rioja

Castle of Davalillo
San Asensio, La Rioja
Castle of Davalillo

Nice viewpoint of La Rioja Alta and Sonsierra

Hermitage of Saint Mary of the Pool
San Vicente de la Sonsierra, La Rioja
Hermitage of Saint Mary of the Pool
Hermitage of San Felices de Bilibio
Haro, La Rioja
Hermitage of San Felices de Bilibio

An emblematic place where devotion and tradition come together

Caves of Ortigosa
Ortigosa de Cameros, La Rioja
Caves of Ortigosa

A museum where nature exhibits its power and art

Estate of Ribavellosa
Almarza de Cameros, La Rioja
Estate of Ribavellosa

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Village of La Hoya

Traveling to pre-Roman protohistory

Puras de Villafranca Mining Complex
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Puras de Villafranca Mining Complex

Manganese mines whose exploitation is probably one of the oldest in Spain

House of Sciences
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Centenary of the industrial heritage building of Logroño

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History, legends and traditions

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