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Did you know that... Sojuela

 

It sits on the northeast slope of the Sierra de Moncalvillo, in the western valley of the river Iregua. The first written mention of Sojuela dates back to 1044 when García Sánchez II of Navarre donated the towns of Medrano and Sojuela to the Monastery of San Julián with the aim of restoring them. Queen Estefanía de Nájera, widow of King García de Nájera, granted her the privilege of joining the villages of Campo, which together with Navarrete, Hornos, Medrano, Entrena, Velilla and Fuenmayor thus benefited from the joint use of water, pastures and paths. It belonged to the Marquises of Villacampa until the abolition of the lordships in 1811, then became part of the province of Burgos and later to the province of Soria until 1833 when the province of Logroño was created.

Sojuela

To discover What to see in Sojuela?

 

In the surroundings of Sojuela are the ruins of the hermitage of San Julián, which was built on the remains of the emblematic and primitive Monastery of San Julián where medieval tombs were found. The parish church, located at the top of the village and from where you can see how the new and old buildings that populate its streets coexist, is dedicated to Santa María del Pópulo, was built in the sixteenth century and boasts a large tower of three bodies. From a beautiful transept crowned with an iron cross you can enjoy an impressive and wide panoramic view of the valley, and in 2005 the laundry was restored. But the visitor in Sojuela cannot help but approach the House of the Snows, located on the ground floor of the town hall, to recreate how the old fridges worked, in the manufacture and transport of ice or in the importance they had in the society of the time, you can also access them by following an entertaining path, which on the slope of the mountain and among forests, leads us to discover them. In addition to this route Sojuela also offers other beautiful landscapes and trails that delight nature lovers.

Church of Santa María del Pópulo in Sojuela

Festivities

 

Santa Úrsula is the patron saint of Sojuela and is celebrated on 21 October with a religious act. The weekend closest to 9 May is celebrated in honor of the Virgen de la Hermedaña, the last weekend of August is celebrated San Judas although its religious act is celebrated on the Sunday prior to 28 October with mass and procession.

 

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Traditions

 

It is a tradition in Sojuela that during the Good Friday procession the women sing very old popular songs, in addition and as we go back in time to the eighteenth century, a boy is singing the Steps of the procession of Holy Thursday. On a very different date, on the eve of the 17th of January, San Antón, Sojuela displays a tradition in which the animals are blessed and also the aniseed bread which is then distributed among the neighbours and is eaten with the patorrillo and the asadurillas del cordero (lamb asadurillas), leaving this for the dinner of the cuadrillas (squads) on the following day.​

Fountain and laundry in Sojuela

Curiosities

 

The main altarpiece of the church of Sojuela can be considered as a humble, albeit clear, precedent of that of the cathedral of La Redonda de Logroño.

 

 

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Get to Sojuela by car

 

Sojuela is in the middle of the LR-341 that connects, at the height of Ventosa, the A-12 or Autovía del Camino, between Logroño and Burgos, with the N-111 between Logroño and Soria at the height of Nalda. This same road connects Sojuela with the nearby municipalities of Medrano, Daroca de Rioja, Hornos de Moncalvillo and Sotés. You can also get there via LR-445 from the neighbouring Entrena, which can be accessed either from Navarrete or from Logroño.

 

By bus

 

The interurban public transport service that operates in La Rioja provides a bus service to Sojuela linking it with Logroño and with different nearby towns by means of the Logroño -Ventosa-Logroño route every working day.

 

 

 


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