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Did you know that... La Mortera and Colinas de Arriba

 

They are located in the west of the council of Tineo to which they belong and the Primitive Way passes through them, inside the parish of Cerredo. The jurisdiction of the Mortars of Villarmilde included places such as Villarmilde, Colinas de Arriba y Abajo, Porciles, Cerredo... and originally belonged to the Quiñones family, then became the property of the house of Tineo, according to the purchase document on the palace of La Mortera dated 1510. In the eighteenth century belonged to the House of Maldonado and Tineo, to finally become the House of Campomanes. The palace was the central nucleus of the old Coto de Las Morteras de Villarmilde, which was not until the nineteenth century when it was integrated into the council of Tineo.

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To discover What to see in La Mortera and Colinas de Arriba?

 

In La Mortera you can still see the ruins of the palace, from the 15th century, with its main tower that seems to be from the same century or perhaps from the 16th century and two towers on its main façade. The village chapel, dedicated to San Pascual Baylon and dating from the 16th-17th centuries, has a beautiful polychrome altarpiece carved in wood inside; the Maldonado coat of arms can be seen on the façade. Over a bucolic valley, Colinas de Arriba shows us its farmhouses, hórreos and pastures.

 

Festivities

 

La Mortera and Colinas de Arriba celebrate festivities, like the rest of the council of Tineo, on 29 June and 16 August.

 

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Curiosities

 

Three rivers are born in the parish of Cerredo: the Bárcena and the Navelgas, which join together to form the Esva or Grande river and the Mortera river that flows into the Narcea.

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The Legend

 

Oral history tells us that the option of the lower Jacobean route, that is, the one that did not follow that of the hospitals through the mountains of Fonfaraón, the oldest and most traditional route, but went along a simpler and less physically demanding path. At the time of Alfonso II, it was the perfect place where the highway robbers, hidden among the thick foliage, ambushed pilgrims and travellers.

 

 

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Get to La Mortera and Colinas de Arriba by car

 

La Mortera and Colinas de Arriba can be reached via the AS-219 regional road, which also connects them with Pola de Allande and nearby villages and towns such as Borres and Samblismo. 

 

By bus

 

La Mortera and Colinas de Arriba have bus service with stops in the villages.

 

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WAY OF SAINT JAMES
1
Difficulty-Remarkable

4:05 h.13.8 km.

Stage 04b Route of the Hospitals
Difficulty-RemarkableRed difficulty category, level 2. Stages with large slopes or important distances, which require good physical preparation.
WAY OF SAINT JAMES
1
Difficulty-Remarkable

7:10 h.27 km.

Stage 04 Tineo-Pola de Allande
Difficulty-RemarkableRed difficulty category level 2. Stages with large slopes or important distances, which require good physical preparation.
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