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It is located on the northern slope of Burgos. Surrounded by mountains, to the south of Canales del Dulla, it forms part, along with fourteen other villages, of the municipal district of Merindad de Valdeporres. Some historian from the Roman period makes the road leading to Ciguenza pass through Puentedey, but there is no evidence of this. In the Middle Ages the town was walled, as a defence in the medieval wars. Also in this period, year 1.351, Puentedey belonged to the Merindad of Aguilar de Campoo, according to writings written in the Courts of Valladolid on the occasion of the request of the nobility that the behetries disappeared in favor of becoming stately and ancestral lands. In the eighteenth century is named as a place, within the Board of Puentedey, its jurisdiction was of lordship, being the gentleman who appointed a pedestrian mayor. It was the capital of this Board, which also included Brizuela and Quintanabaldo, met in "La Cueva del Santo", a place that was used as a town hall and civil registry. The Junta ended up disappearing as such at the end of the 19th century and in 1928 Puentedey became part of the Merindad de Valdeporres.

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To discover What to see in Puentedey?

 

Puentedey, set in a beautiful landscape bathed by the river Nela, surprises those who approach it with its large natural bridge, a true work of engineering that the river Nela has been commissioned to carve and is one of the best-known images of the province of Burgos. It is undoubtedly curious that part of the village is built on the bridge. Its town centre shows a beautiful traditional and popular architecture, where the bread ovens or the horseshoeing colt make their place among the buildings palatial such as the palace house known by the Porras family although it was built by the Fernández de Brizuela family in the 15th century; the wall, built during the Middle Ages, or the parish church of San Pelayo, whose oldest remains date from the 11th century. In it a relief that adorns the tympanum of its front shows a character fighting with a large snake. On the other side of the bridge, the Saint's Cave and the door of the wind or ventero, which is a door of an old building open to the void, can also arouse the visitor's curiosity. This door was opened when the farmers came to the threshing floor to throw the straw out of the grain, as opening it created enough airflow to do the job. Puentedey is one of those enchanting places and in its surroundings, in addition, outdoor activities are guaranteed, hiking, fishing, canoeing, caving ...

Parish Church of San Pelayo of Puentedey

Festivities

 

Puentedey celebrates the festivity of its patron saint, San Pelayo, on 26 June.

 

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Traditions

 

Puentedey, a village with a deep-rooted tradition of bell-ringers, celebrates a fiesta with an indisputable popular flavour on the last weekend of August. The feast of the Cucaña, which was born about 90 years ago. On the banks of the Nela, just under the bridge, is placed a cucaña and at the peak a flag, the cucaña is placed as an improvised catwalk over the river, the participants have to walk on it and whoever gets, without falling, take the flag is the winner of the celebration.

 

Curiosities

 

The great natural stone arch formed by the river Nela more than 85 million years ago and that the ancient settlers saw in it the divine creation, the "bridge of God", keeps in the rocks of its hollow all a spectacle of colors; depending on the hour, dawn or twilight, or perhaps at midday, and the season of the year... the light that affects them brushstroke with a range of different tonalities.

House Palace of Los Porras of Puentedey

The Legend

 

Local people say that a hole of considerable size in one of the walls of the bridge is actually a natural passageway that leads to another hollow above the "Cueva del Santo" (Saint's Cave) and that it continues to the nearby fortress palace, known as the Porras tower, built by the Fernández de Brizuela family in the 15th century. This passageway was used by the lords of the palace to supply water and food to the inhabitants inside the wall when the town was besieged in the usual medieval wars.

 

 

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Get to Puentedey by car

 

Puentedey can be reached via the BU-561 road, which connects it with Santelices on one side and with Villarcayo in the other direction. Puentedey is also reached by the BU-V-5612 which links the town with Quintanilla de Valdebodres and the Natural Monument of Ojo Guareña.

 

By bus

 

The nearest bus stop to Puentedey is Santelices, 10 kilometres away, and from there the service connects it with Bilbao and Pamplona. To get to Burgos by bus, the bus stop is 15 kilometres away in Villalain.

 

 

 


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MIGUEL ANGEL
Created the 26-07-2019
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Magnifico reportaje, pero no se pueden perder las fiestas de La Cucaña, el tercer fin de semana de agosto

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  • First name
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IN FAMILY NATURAL HERITAGE
1
Difficulty-Low

0:15 h.0.8 km.

Waterfall of Mea
Difficulty-LowGreen difficulty category, level 2. Short walks, with little slope and without difficulties.
PATHS CULTURAL HERITAGE NATURAL HERITAGE
1
Difficulty-Medium

2:40 h.10.4 km.

Path of the Ventanón
Difficulty-MediumGreen difficulty category, level 3. Excursions of moderate distance and slope, not exceeding either great distances or slopes.
PATHS IN FAMILY NATURAL HERITAGE
1
Difficulty-Low

1:00 h.4 km.

Walk of the Oca
Difficulty-LowGreen difficulty category, level 2. Short walks, with little slope and without difficulties.
TOURISM
1
Difficulty-Low

96:00 h.393 km.

Route through the charming villages of Burgos
Difficulty-LowGreen difficulty category, level 2. Short walks, with little slope and without difficulties.
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Monastery of Santa María de Rioseco
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Monastery of Santa María de Rioseco

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Cave of Covalanas
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Cave of Covalanas
Cave of Cullalvera
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Cave of Cullalvera
The Salt Flats of Poza de la Sal
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