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Did you know that... El Rasillo de Cameros

 

It's a municipality located south of La Rioja, in Camero Nuevo, and is part of the Thirteen Villas. Next to the village runs the stream of San Mamés which yields its waters to the Gonzalez Lacasa reservoir which is only 2 kilometers from the town. In the area there were settlements in the Bronze Age according to the archaeological sites found at that time. The Roman road, two aras and a funerary stele with two busts are vestiges of the presence of the Romans. The first quotation on El Rasillo de Cameros dates from the 12th century and refers to the donation by Sancho II and Doña Blanca of the San Mamés hermitage to the bishop of Calahorra, but the first written document on the foundation of the village is a 10th century parchment.

El Rasillo de Cameros

A little more history

 

El Rasillo belonged to Ortigosa de Cameros until 1817, when reigning Fernando VII was constituted as an independent town, a fact that cost the town the amount of 12,500 reals that paid to Ortigosa de Cameros. Centuries before, in 1366, Henry II of Trastámara ceded Ortigosa and its villages, El Rasillo and Peñaloscintos, to Don Pedro Manrique de Lara, whose successors received the title of Dukes of Nájera in 1482, so these places became part of the Duchy of Nájera. The village of El Rasillo de Cameros was part of the province of Burgos until the creation of the province of Logroño in 1833.

Parish Church of Nuestra Señora de las Eras in El Rasillo de Cameros

To discover What to see in El Rasillo de Cameros?

 

The hermitage of San Mamés, patron saint of the town, located on the outskirts and rebuilt at the beginning of the 19th century on top of a previous Romanesque one from the 12th century, welcomes us to this beautiful mountain town of typical camerana houses, among which we find, in a square, the parish church of Nuestra Señora de las Eras, whose first building from the 16th century has seen how chapels and naves were reformed and added at the end of the 17th century, and even the tower dates from the year 1727. Next to the church you can admire the Centennial Elm, with its more than 400 years this mountain elm is the only one of its characteristics that is preserved in a village square throughout the country. El Rasillo de Cameros also offers locals and foreigners the opportunity to enjoy its surroundings and to practice hiking activities, GR-93, Roman road, royal canyon... climbing or caving, as well as water sports in the nearby González Lacasa reservoir.

Centennial Elm in El Rasillo de Cameros

Festivities

 

El Rasillo de Cameros celebrates its patron saint San Mamés on 7 August and the Virgen de las Eras on 15 August. On 15 May the honoree is San Isidro and San Pedro receives his homage on 29 June.

 

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Traditions

 

In El Rasillo de Cameros there is still an ancient tradition that is remembered on the 29th of June, St. Peter's Day. In the past, the butler of Veracruz, after the mass and once the baskets were blessed with the food deposited there, began to distribute them among the people who came with bags and bottles. A bun, cherries and wine were distributed and in the afternoon a snack was made in the meadow of La Mata.  At present it is a brother, chosen by rigorous turn, the one that fulfills the distribution of the charity, bread roll, wine and cherries. And also in the afternoon there is a snack in La Mata.

 

Curiosities

 

The waters, coming from the river Iregua and transferred through an underground canal from downstream of Villoslada, of the González Lacasa reservoir, also called reservoir of Ortigosa or reservoir of El Rasillo, hide the village called Los Molinos of which still, when the water level is low, you can see its church and some other building.

Typical mountain house in El Rasillo de Cameros

The Legend

 

In El Rasillo there is a fountain called Los Lobos (The Wolves) and legend has it that it receives the name because the wolves, very numerous in the place, hid among the heather until nightfall and then go out together to drink water from it. 

 

 

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Get to El Rasillo de Cameros by car

 

El Rasillo de Cameros is reached by the N-111 road, between Logroño and Soria, and then taking the LR-253 that also joins it with Nieva de Cameros, or reaching Villanueva and following the LR-232 that leads to Ortigosa de Cameros, then leaving behind the detour that leads to this town to continue to El Rasillo de Cameros.​

 

By bus

 

The intercity public transport service between Logroño and Montenegro de Cameros stops at El Rasillo de Cameros from Monday to Saturday on weekdays.

 

 

 


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PATHS
0
Difficulty-Medium

1:35 h.5.6 km.

Link GR 93 GR 190 Ortigosa de Cameros-Rock Hincada
Difficulty-MediumCategory of difficulty green, level 3. Excursions of moderate distance and level difference, not overcoming even large distances or slopes.
FLORA AND FAUNA PATHS
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Difficulty-Moderate

5:10 h.15.8 km.

Route of the Serradero
Difficulty-ModerateRed difficulty category, level 1. More demanding routes, either because they are longer, with greater slope or present some specific difficulty.
PATHS
1
Difficulty-Moderate

4:55 h.17.4 km.

GR 93 Section 3 Anguiano-Ortigosa de Cameros
Difficulty-ModerateRed difficulty category, level 1. More demanding courses, either because they are longer, more uneven or have a specific difficulty.
FLORA AND FAUNA PATHS
0
Difficulty-Medium

1:45 h.5.2 km.

Ancient Path
Difficulty-MediumGreen difficulty category, level 3. Excursions of moderate distance and unevenness, not overcoming either great distances or unevenness.
PATHS IN FAMILY
1
Difficulty-Low

1:35 h.5 km.

Path of the Pinewood
Difficulty-LowGreen difficulty category, level 2. Short walks, with little unevenness and without difficulties.
PATHS IN FAMILY CULTURAL HERITAGE NATURAL HERITAGE SNOW
2
Difficulty-Medium

3:35 h.12.2 km.

Waterfalls of Bridge Ra
Difficulty-MediumGreen difficulty category. Level 3.Excursions of moderate distance and unevenness, not exceeding either great distances or unevenness.
MOUNTAIN NATURAL HERITAGE
1
Difficulty-Remarkable

5:50 h.19 km.

Climb to Cebollera from Lomos de Orio
Difficulty-RemarkableRed difficulty category, level 2. Routes with large slopes or important distances, which require good physical preparation.
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