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Did you know that... Quel

 

It extends under an eroded cornice. To get there we follow the course of the Cidacos River. Quel was a village of Señorío where its inhabitants surrendered vassalage to the lord of the village. Throughout the twelfth century its history is linked to that of Arnedo and closely related to the struggles that the Christian kings had for La Rioja.

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What to see in Quel?

 

At the top of Quel we are watched over by the remains of a castle, with Arab and Roman remains, of which the best preserved is the Homage Tower. The winery district is formed by several superimposed levels of numerous sandstone caves along the slope that separates the Cidacos from the upper plateau, making it a special place. Also worthy of our attention is the hermitage of Santo Cristo de la Transfiguración, dating from the 18th century and built in brick.

Tower of Homage in Quel

To discover

 

Apart from all this, we can enjoy its surroundings, giving ourselves a good walk, both on foot and by bicycle, by the green route that crosses it, by the Sierra de Yerga or by the route of the Cidacos Valley, discovering its monumental and artistic plane, with more than 2,000 years of history.

 

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Festivities

 

Quel celebrates the Cruz de Mayo, the Cruz de Septiembre, 13 and 14 September and the Fiesta del Paniqueso 5 and 6 August.​

Representation of Paniqueso in Quel

Traditions

 

The festivity of the paniqueso, declared of regional tourist interest, has its origin when in the 15th century, a plague devastated the region of Cidacos. The residents of Quel, lit thirteen candles, dedicated to the Virgin, the Lord and other Saints and decided to implore the one whose candle consumed the last. Since then, thirteen confreres, as many as candles, distribute bread and cheese every year, on the morning of 6 August, to all those who come to the Santo Cristo hermitage.

 

Curiosities

 

It is rich in handicrafts, especially boteros, cañiceros and almazuelas.

 

 

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Get to Quel by car

 

The main access roads to Quel are the LR-115 that joins it with Arnedo and Autol, as well as the LR-281 that connects with the LR-134 of Calahorra.​

 

By bus

 

Quel has intercity bus service with daily service from Monday to Friday.

 

 

 


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List of Routes
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  • First name
  • Difficulty
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  • Assessment
PATHS NATURAL HERITAGE
1
Difficulty-Low

2:25 h.9.8 km.

Greenway of the Cidacos. Section 2 Autol-Arnedo
Difficulty-LowGreen difficulty category level 2. Short walks, with little unevenness and without difficulties.
FLORA AND FAUNA PATHS NATURAL HERITAGE
1
Difficulty-Low

3:15 h.12.9 km.

Greenway of the Cidacos. Section 3 Arnedo-Arnedillo
Difficulty-LowGreen difficulty category level 2. Short walks, with little unevenness and without difficulties.
PATHS
1
Difficulty-Low

3:00 h.11.9 km.

Greenway of the Cidacos. Section 1 Calahorra-Autol
Difficulty-LowCategory of green difficulty level 2. Short walks, with little unevenness and without difficulties.
PATHS IN FAMILY CULTURAL HERITAGE
2
Difficulty-Low

1:15 h.4.8 km.

Greenway of Préjano
Difficulty-LowGreen difficulty category level 2. Short walks, with little unevenness and without difficulties.
TOURISM
1
Difficulty-Low

6:40 h.224 km.

Route of the Castles of La Rioja
Difficulty-LowGreen difficulty category, level 2. Routes with little unevenness and without difficulties.
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