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Did you know that... Cornago

 

In the Sierra de Alcarama, on the right bank of the river Linares, there is the beautiful village of Cornago. Their houses are set on a hillside, facing southeast in search of the warm sun, making its streets are all steep, and crowning the hill, its impressive castle and parish church. To stroll through the streets of Cornago is to encounter its history and culture. Already in the 10th century Cornago is cited as having been liberated from the Arabs and donated to the monastery of Albelda.

Cornago

A little more history

 

From the 12th century onwards, there are countless references to it. Alfonso, El Batallador, gave it jurisdiction, its first Lord was Pedro Tizón de Rada, and from the end of the 12th century and with the castle already built, it passed to the Luna, whose first owner is recorded to have been Don Juan Martínez de Luna, brother of Pope Benedict XIII, better known as Pope Luna. This family were Lords of Cornago for centuries. In the mountain today called La Cruz, there was a gallows, pillory, roll ... to execute the evildoers.

 

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What to see in Cornago?

 

When visiting Cornago, the first thing that catches our attention is the group of buildings that make up its castle and parish church, the latter dedicated to Saint Peter the Apostle and built between the 15th and 17th centuries.

Church and Castle of Cornago

To discover

 

But the whole town offers a pleasant visit, its beautifully cobbled streets, its houses, built in popular architecture and perfectly adapted to the hillside on which they are located, grouped into neighborhoods that correspond to the hermitages present in them as the San Blas, which say that in the past was the synagogue because it is thought to be settled in the old Jewish quarter; The hermitage of Santa Catalina or the hermitage of La Piedad, which is situated on a lowered arch of what could have been a piece of the old wall, let us not forget that Cornago was walled and that some of the names of the access doors, Ortigal, La Villa or La Manteca, are still remembered. The 16th-century Baroja Palace is in the oldest quarter of the village. Going around its surroundings, we can also see the ruins of La Nevera, a building built by the Moors, upriver from Linares we will find the Molino de La Aldehuela, the village of Valdeperillo, which had a glass factory back in 1842; or about 3 kilometres from Cornago visit the Icnitas archaeological site in Los Cayos.

 

Festivities

 

The patron saint fiestas are on 12 September and are dedicated to the Virgin of La Soledad. But San Blas is also celebrated in February. The day of the Cross in May, with a traditional walk through the streets of the village in which children ask for gifts and food, is called the "matar las viejas" and the 13th of June San Antonio, which is celebrated with an auction of various products.

Icnitas in Cornago

Traditions

 

The Carnival has been held in Cornago over the years, the most typical are the percalinas, where young people, dressed in brightly colored fabrics, spread bitumen or mud and oil on the faces of neighbors and passers-by. Another deep-rooted tradition was that on the last day of the year the girls were raffled off, pairing all the single people in the town. According to what is said, it was the way to avoid that some girl was left free and that one could come from outside to court her.

 

Curiosities

 

The route of Los Dinosaurios or Via Cretácica is a very singular route through the numerous deposits of Icnitas discovered in this area of La Rioja included by Camero Viejo and La Rioja Baja. From the convent of San Francisco, ruled by the order of the Franciscans, today only the architectural ruins and the legends of how the monks brought the sheep chamaritas of black wool, to be able to make with it their Franciscan habits.

 

The Legend

 

There is a jota dedicated to the feast of San Blas whose copla tells us of the month of February: The first makes day, the second Santa María, the third San Blas, the fourth San Blasito and the fifth Santa Águeda.

 

 

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Get to Cornago by car

 

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 del Río Alhama.

 

By bus

 

There is an intercity bus service every working day that connects it with Logroño, Arnedo, Calahorra and Alfaro.

 

 

 


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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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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