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It is located in the northwest of the province of Soria, between the mountains of Carcaña and Cabrejas. Bathed by the waters of the River Duero is a small town in the valley region. At the end of the 20th century, Hinojosa de la Sierra, became part of the municipality of El Royo but before that it had been a constitutional municipality to which the town of Langosto was annexed. In the 16th century El Royo was already the head of the villages, with the exception of Hinojosa which belonged to the stately domain of the Hurtado de Mendoza family and which, according to a document, was then named Hinojosa de la Sierra and Cintora.

Hinojosa de la Sierra

A little more history

 

Although there are, in the area, vestiges of population settlements from prehistoric times, the centuries of greatest splendor emerge in the 13th, 15th and 16th centuries. Hinojosa de la Sierra was a lordship town, donated in 1440 by the wife of King Juan II of Castilla, María de Aragón, along with other nearby towns, to Rodrigo de Vera who, after arguments and disputes, built the castle. Other historians consider that the first owner of the castle was Fernando Pareja to whom the Catholic Monarchs, after having lost their confidence for supporting Juana de Castilla, confiscated it by handing it over to Mendoza. At the end of the 16th century the castle belonged to the Hurtado de Mendoza family, descendants of María de Contreras, wife of the first lord of the castle, Rodrigo de Vera.

Church of la Asunción in Hinojosa de la Sierra

To discover What to see in Hinojosa de la Sierra?

 

On the highest part of the small hill that the town occupies, the ruins of the Hinojosa castle stand out. It has a rectangular floor plan and was built with ashlar in the 15th century. It was more than a fortress, it was a stately castle, and the remains of a double walled enclosure are still visible, and its structure includes the homage tower. Part of its stones, together with those of the wall, have been used in the construction of the current cemetery. Of the circular towers at the corners of the wall, one is preserved in its northwest corner. When in the 16th century the castle was owned by the Hurtado Mendoza family, they built another residence leaving the castle and using its stones in the new palace, the Palacio de los Hurtado de Mendoza, declared a National Monument and Site of Cultural Interest, was built in 1581. Next to the castle is the church of La Asunción, which was originally Romanesque and of which there are still some vestiges. Today it is the result of reforms and remodelling and has a beautiful altarpiece inside from the mid-seventeenth century dedicated to the Virgin of the Assumption. All of this, in addition to a true natural paradise in its surroundings, is what Hinojosa de la Sierra offers to tourists and visitors.

Palace of the Hurtado de Mendoza in Hinojosa de la Sierra

Festivities

 

Hinojosa de la Sierra celebrates its patron saints the Virgen de la Asunción and San Roque on August 15 and 16 and the second week of June is the Fiestecilla.

 

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Traditions

 

When the inhabitants of Hinojosa refer to the castle they call it the Castillejo palace to differentiate it from the Hurtado de Mendoza palace.

 

Curiosities

 

To the southeast of Hinojosa de la Sierra is the spot known as the Hinojosa Lagoon or La Serna Lagoon. The abandoned meander of the Duero River, La Serna, has a bottom that is made up of an overflowing flood area and is known today as a lagoon. Currently the waters that cover it in winter and spring are of meteoric origin or come from the floods suffered by the releases of the Cuerda del Pozo reservoir. This lagoon, which appears and disappears, has a high ecological interest and is an almost obligatory stop for the birds that migrate in winter, which makes it an outstanding observatory that allows the enjoyment of these incalculable ornithological values.

Castle of Hinojosa de la Sierra

The Legend

 

Legend has it that one day an inn appeared in the distance, which the lord of the castle believed to be Christian, but not the knight Fortún Pérez, who, recognising him as a Moor, led his lord's soldiers and went out to meet them in the open field, thus saving the castle and Hinojosa de la Sierra from the hands of the Muslims.

 

 

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Get to Hinojosa de la Sierra by car

 

Hinojosa de la Sierra can be reached along the SO-800 road from El Royo to Toledillo, which joins the N-234 road from Soria to Burgos. We can also access it from the N-111 between Soria and Logroño, taking the detour that we will find at the height of Garray.​

 

By bus

 

Hinojosa de la Sierra has a bus service on demand, which runs the Vilviestre de los Nabos-Soria route and can be requested from Monday to Sunday by calling 900 204 020

 

 

 


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List of Routes
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FLORA AND FAUNA PATHS IN FAMILY
1
Difficulty-Low

2:10 h.8.2 km.

Trail of the Duero from Garray to Soria
Difficulty-LowGreen difficulty category, level 2. Short walks, with little unevenness and without difficulties.
TOURISM
1
Difficulty-Low

72:00 h.431 km.

Route through the charming villages of Soria
Difficulty-LowGreen difficulty category, level 2. Short walks, with little unevenness and without difficulties.
TOURISM
0
Difficulty-Low

96:00 h.424 km.

Route of the castles and fortresses of Soria
Difficulty-LowGreen difficulty category, level 2. Short walks, with little unevenness and without difficulties.
FLORA AND FAUNA PATHS IN FAMILY
1
Difficulty-Low

0:40 h.2 km.

Path of the Grandparents of the Forest
Difficulty-LowGreen difficulty category, level 2. Short walks, with little unevenness and without difficulties.
MOUNTAIN IN FAMILY
1
Difficulty-Moderate

4:40 h.14 km.

Ascent to Urbión from Black Lagoon
Difficulty-ModerateDifficult red category, level 1. More demanding routes, either because they are longer, with greater unevenness or present some specific difficulty.
PATHS IN FAMILY NATURAL HERITAGE
1
Difficulty-Adapted

1:00 h.3.2 km.

Natural Monument of La Fuentona
Difficulty-AdaptedGreen difficulty category, level 1. Itineraries conditioned and prepared for the use and enjoyment of people with reduced mobility.
IN FAMILY NATURAL HERITAGE
1
Difficulty-Low

0:30 h.2 km.

Castroviejo and Cave Serena
Difficulty-LowGreen difficulty category, level 2. Short walks, with little unevenness and without difficulties.
Numantia Archaeological Site
Garray, Soria
Numantia Archaeological Site

City protagonist of a true epic tragedy

Arches of San Juan de Duero
Soria, Soria
Arches of San Juan de Duero

At the foot of a mountain of legend, the Mount of Animas

Hermitage of San Saturio
Soria, Soria
Hermitage of San Saturio

Place of burial of a holy body, Saint of the River, Saint of the Duero

Roman Villa La Dehesa
Las Cuevas de Soria, Soria
Roman Villa La Dehesa

One of the first villas, from the late Roman period, excavated in the Peninsula

Sabinar of Calatañazor
Calatañazor, Soria
Sabinar of Calatañazor

Grandparents from another era

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

A museum where nature exhibits its power and art

Lobos River Canyon Natural Park
Ucero, Soria
Lobos River Canyon Natural Park

Rocks polished by natural elements that hold the memory of millions of years

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

Where numerous and varied ecosystems coexist

Monastery of Valvanera
Anguiano, La Rioja
Monastery of Valvanera

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

Castle of Cornago
Cornago, La Rioja
Castle of Cornago

The Castle of the Four Towers or Castle of the Moon

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