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Did you know that... Clavijo

 

It is situated on the steep hills that separate the eastern part of the valleys of Iregua and Leza, being the gateway to the mountains of Cameros. Its strategic geographical situation, from where a great extension of the territory belonging to different valleys is dominated, was reason for numerous disputes for its control, finding vestiges of diverse civilizations as the Roman one, although it is within the medieval period where the most known monuments are dated, being one of them the Clavijo Castle, of the beginning of the IX century and very probably of Muslim origin.

Views of the town of Calvijo from its castle.

To discover What to see in Clavijo?

 

Clavijo Castle, the 18th century Royal Basilica of Santiago hermitage or the ruins of the Monastery of San Prudencio, with its primitive church from the end of the 12th century, together with the church of the Assumption from the first half of the 16th century, are traditional places of Jacobean pilgrimage. Clavijo is not only history and traditions, thanks to its rugged orography we can do many sports activities, being in its imposing rock a school of sport climbing, the best equipped, which thanks to its guidance allows us to climb all year round, although it is better to wait until the sun warms the wall.

 

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Festivities

 

The 23rd of May is the commemoration of the Battle of Clavijo, the 25th of July are the festivities of the Apostle Santiago and on the 29th of September the patron saint festivities of San Miguel are celebrated.

Church of the Asunción, Clavijo

Traditions

 

Ancient traditions shelter this locality. The Darkness that took place in the parish church during the nights of Wednesday, Thursday and Good Friday, where mass was sung in Latin and each psalm was extinguished one of the 15 candles that illuminated the church until all were extinguished, a moment in which the faithful played rattles and rattles, is a sample of them.

 

Curiosities

 

The battle of Clavijo was the beginning of Ramiro I in order to put an end to the Tribute of the Hundred Maidens, for which they had to be given to the Caliphate of Cordoba to avoid any aggression on their part. They are celebrated in places like León, Sorzano, Stº Domingo de la Calzada or in San Pedro Manrique traditional celebrations that commemorate the triumph in this battle.

 

The Legend

 

Remember, traveller, that this Field of the Slaughter, that from here currencies, was the mute witness that saw, in the din of the combat between Ramiro I and the hosts of Abderramán II -year 844-, the apparition of the Apostle Santiago, captain in white steed, gale of the morisma, Santiago and closes Spain"!

 

 

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Getting to Clavijo by car

 

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. 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 diverting us towards this locality or taking from Logroño direction Villamediana de Iregua to later continue by the road that joins 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.

 

By bus

 

Clavijo has a bus stop for the metropolitan bus service, which connects it with nearby towns and Logroño.

 

 

 


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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.
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.
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.
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.
TOURISM
1
Difficulty-Low

2:00 h.82 km.

Wine Route of La Rioja Alta
Difficulty-LowGreen difficulty category, level 2. Short routes, with little unevenness and without difficulties.
TOURISM
1
Difficulty-Low

6:40 h.224 km.

Route of the Castles of La Rioja
Difficulty-LowGreen difficulty category, level 2. Routes with little unevenness and without difficulties.
Castle of Clavijo
Clavijo, La Rioja
Castle of Clavijo

History, legends and traditions

House of Sciences
Logroño, La Rioja
House of Sciences

Centenary of the industrial heritage building of Logroño

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

Where numerous and varied ecosystems coexist

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

Village of La Hoya
Laguardia, Álava - Araba
Village of La Hoya

Traveling to pre-Roman protohistory

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

A museum where nature exhibits its power and art

Sanctuary of Our Lady of Codés
Torralba del Río, Navarra
Sanctuary of Our Lady of Codés
Castle of Davalillo
San Asensio, La Rioja
Castle of Davalillo

Nice viewpoint of La Rioja Alta and Sonsierra

Monastery of Santa María del Salvador
Cañas, La Rioja
Monastery of Santa María del Salvador

Also known as the Monastery of Light

Hermitage of Saint Mary of the Pool
San Vicente de la Sonsierra, La Rioja
Hermitage of Saint Mary of the Pool
Wine Culture Museum
Briones, La Rioja
Wine Culture Museum

Where the universe of wine becomes visible

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

Cradle of the Castilian and pantheon of the seven Castilian heroes

Izki Natural Park
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Izki Natural Park
Monastery of Valvanera
Anguiano, La Rioja
Monastery of Valvanera

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

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