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Did you know that... Espinosa del Camino

 

It belongs to the natural space of the Montes de Oca, next to the road that connects Burgos with Logroño. Its municipal district is crossed by the Retorto River, a tributary of the Tirón River, and by the French Way of Saint James. Around the year 1408 is when the town of Espinosa del Camino appears for the first time quoted in a writing of the cathedral of Burgos, and in 1515 it is named again in the book of goods of the bishopric. It belonged to the lordship of the hospital of Villafranca. It was one of the fourteen Places that formed the Intendencia de Burgos during the period 1.785-1.833, within the jurisdiction of Villafranca Montes de Oca, in the district of Juarros.

Espinosa del Camino

A little more history

 

It was a village with the category of royal villa and as such it had a pedáneo mayor and as others of the zone it was constituted in constitutional town hall in the party of Belorado to the fall of the old Regime. It is known that it had a hospital for the poor and pilgrims as well as the classic elements that made the Way easier for the pilgrims.

 

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What to see in Espinosa del Camino?

 

In Espinosa del Camino you can see their houses with wooden structures in the purest style of popular architecture of the area, some of them show on their facades historical coats of arms, attesting to the importance of the people who lived in the past. As in all small towns, the parish church stands out above the hamlet, that of Espinosa, under the title of Our Lady of the Assumption, is a modest Renaissance building from the sixteenth century.

Typical construction in Espinosa del Camino

To discover

 

The belfry of the church was rebuilt in the eighteenth century and all of it has been gradually enlarged, collaborating in it the inhabitants of the village with money and labor. It has an eighteenth-century alabaster façade and at the top there is a niche with a polychrome statue of St. Indaletius from the twelfth century.  In its surroundings there are still extensive autochthonous forests as well as a gorge of more than 5 km opened by the river Oca in its course towards the region of Bureba.

 

Festivities

 

Espinosa celebrates its fiestas on 15 August in honour of the Assumption of Our Lady.​

 

Tradiciones

 

At the exit of Espinosa del Camino along the Jacobean route, in the vicinity of Villafranca Montes de Oca, you begin to see the ruins of the old monastery of San Felices de Oca, from the 6th to the 8th centuries and mentioned in 863. These remains of the monastery remind us that, according to tradition, this is the place where the remains of the founder of the city of Burgos, Count Diego Rodríguez Porcelos, are buried. The only remains of this Mozarabic monastery are a horseshoe arch and a ruinous chapel dedicated to San Felices.

Ruins of the old monastery of San Felices de Oca

Curiosities

 

In Espinosa del Camino the French Way begins its slow ascent to the Oca Mountains. In the past, the route of the Way of Saint James and the Royal Way coincided in this section, but today the Way of Saint James crosses the village through its long street.

 

 


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Getting to Espinosa del Camino by car

 

 Espinosa del Camino is on the edge of the N-120 that joins Burgos with Logroño, in the middle of the Way to Saint James. 

 

By bus

 

There is a daily bus service that covers the Burgos-Logroño route with a stop in Espinosa del Camino.

 

 

 


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List of Routes
  • Closeness
  • First name
  • Difficulty
  • Distance
  • Duration
  • Assessment
FLORA AND FAUNA PATHS
1
Difficulty-Medium

2:30 h.10.8 km.

Grassland of Puras de Villafranca
Difficulty-MediumGreen difficulty category, level 3. Excursions of moderate distance and unevenness, not overcoming either great distances or unevenness.
PATHS NATURAL HERITAGE
1
Difficulty-Moderate

3:10 h.9.2 km.

Gorge of the Oca - Route of the High Oca PRC-BU 55
Difficulty-ModerateRed difficulty category, level 1. More demanding courses, either because they are longer, more uneven or have a specific difficulty.
WAY OF SAINT JAMES
1
Difficulty-Remarkable

6:55 h.29.9 km.

Stage 10 Belorado-Atapuerca
Difficulty-RemarkableRed difficulty category, level 2. Stages with large slopes or important distances, which require good physical preparation.
WAY OF SAINT JAMES
1
Difficulty-Medium

4:45 h.20.2 km.

Stage 11 Atapuerca-Burgos
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.
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

Atapuerca Archaeological Site
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Atapuerca Archaeological Site

Great encyclopedia of the evolution of man, natural treasure kept in time

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

Cradle of the Castilian and pantheon of the seven Castilian heroes

The Salt Flats of Poza de la Sal
Poza de la Sal, Burgos
The Salt Flats of Poza de la Sal
Monastery of Yuso
San Millán de la Cogolla, La Rioja
Monastery of Yuso
Monastery of Santa María del Salvador
Cañas, La Rioja
Monastery of Santa María del Salvador

Also known as the Monastery of Light

Monastery of Valvanera
Anguiano, La Rioja
Monastery of Valvanera

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

Hermitage of San Felices de Bilibio
Haro, La Rioja
Hermitage of San Felices de Bilibio

An emblematic place where devotion and tradition come together

Monastery of San Pedro de Arlanza
Hortigüela, Burgos
Monastery of San Pedro de Arlanza
Wine Culture Museum
Briones, La Rioja
Wine Culture Museum

Where the universe of wine becomes visible

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

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
Salted Valley of Añana
Salinas de Añana, Álava - Araba
 Salted Valley of Añana

Landscape with thousands of years of history

Tower-Palace of the Varona family
Villanañe, Álava - Araba
Tower-Palace of the Varona family

According to historians, Alava's best-preserved fortified complex

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