It is located at the foot of Mount Isasa, on the left bank of the river Ruesca, a tributary of the Cidacos. Préjano was once famous for its coal mines and textile industry, based on the importance of sheep farming.
You can enjoy visiting the Icnitas deposits of the Cretaceous. In the municipality there are several archaeological sites, in Fuenteamarga bones of an unknown flying reptile were found and after determining that it was a new species it was given the name Prejanopterus curvirrostra in honour of the village. 3 km from Préjano is Valdemurillo, with a trail of theropod and sauropod. You can also take a walk along the Préjano Greenway.
Among its monuments and buildings are the tower of the medieval castle, the Order of Calatrava, XV century, the hermitage of Santo Cristo de La Canal, now demolished, the church of San Miguel from XVI century and the parish church of San Esteban. The trujal, still in use by the local cooperative, is the oldest in La Rioja and still uses the traditional decanting system. At the end of the season you can visit, the day of the pingadas in January.
On the 23rd of April the patron saint fiestas are celebrated in honour of San Jorge. In September 14th the main festivities in honour of Cristo de La Canal.
The third Saturday in January is the day of Las Pingadas, at the end of the season, in January, you can visit the Trujal, which is the oldest in La Rioja and is still in use by the local cooperative, to taste Las Pingadas, bread, oil and sugar.
Like the whole area, it formed part of a flooded plain where dinosaurs had their habitat. The climatology and later the erosion have left us to the numerous deposits of their tracks.
To Préjano we arrived taking the LR-382 in some of the detours that we will find in the LR-115 between Arnedo and Arnedillo, well the one that is near the localities of Santa Eulalia Bajera and Santa Eulalia Somera or the one that is shortly before coming to Arnedillo from these. We can also access directly from Arnedo following the LR-382 that communicates it with Préjano.
Préjano has a daily metropolitan transport service that communicates it from Monday to Saturday with the nearby municipalities.
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