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It is located in the western part of the valley formed by the river Iregua, at the foot of the Sierra de Moncalvillo, at the beginning of the northern slopes. Although there are signs of settlements and population centers of remote times and that the place it occupies has been inhabited over time by different cultures, it is in the Middle Ages when there begins to be documents in which Sotés is mentioned. Alfonso VII cedes to the Monastery of Santa María La Real de Nájera, all the inheritances he owned in Sotés. In the eighteenth century, the king of Spain Fernando VI, gave it the title of Villa. Today it is a welcoming town in continuous transformation.

Gate of the church of San Martín, in Sotés

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Sotés shows off its past by showing in its urban centre palaces that once belonged to illustrious sons of the town, such as that of the Marqués de Castelflorite y Conde de Garay, which today has been transformed into a wine cellar and pilgrim hostel, or the palace of the Alesón family, the latter dating from the 16th-17th centuries. In the Renaissance-style parish church of San Martín, there is a large portico with an equestrian statue of San Martín de Tours, patron saint of the parish, at the top. Inside, in a chapel dedicated to its name, is the 14th century image of the Virgen de los Remedios, patron saint of the town.

Palaces of Sotés

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Festivities

 

On the 24th of June the festivity of Saint John the Baptist, the patron saint of the town, is celebrated. Over three days there are different religious and recreational events. San Martín, 11 November, is also celebrated with three days of festivities. On 15 May, as in many rural villages, San Isidro Labrador is celebrated.

Sotés Town Hall Square

Traditions

 

An ancient tradition is the burning of Judas. On Easter Sunday, after the mass, the people judge Judas, represented in a straw doll, and after reading the sentence he is burned.

 

Curiosities

 

There is in Sotés an association that in commemoration and with the name of, Juan José García Romero illustrious son of the village (1.696-1.764), founder of the schools, organizes at the end of July beginning of August, a cultural week with different recreational and cultural activities, as well as hiking marches in the surroundings.

 

 

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Getting to Sotés by car

 

The LR-341 road connects, on the one hand, Sotés with Ventosa, as well as with the A-12 and, on the other, with Hornos de Moncalvillo and Daroca de Rioja. The LR-442 joins the locality with the A-12, the motorway of Way,  between Logroño and Burgos, as well as with Navarrete.

 

By bus

 

Sotés has a bus service from Monday to Friday.

 

 

 


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List of Routes
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  • First name
  • Difficulty
  • Distance
  • Duration
  • Assessment
WAY OF SAINT JAMES
2
Difficulty-Medium

5:00 h.21 km.

Stage 08 Nájera-Santo Domingo de la Calzada
Difficulty-MediumGreen difficulty category. Level 3. Stages of moderate distance and slope, not overcoming great distances or slopes.
WAY OF SAINT JAMES CULTURAL HERITAGE
1
Difficulty-Medium

3:50 h.16.2 km.

Stage 08b Variant of San Millán de la Cogolla
Difficulty-MediumGreen difficulty category. Level 3. Stages of moderate distance and slope, not overcoming great distances or slopes.
WAY OF SAINT JAMES
1
Difficulty-Moderate

6:55 h.29.1 km.

Stage 07 Logroño-Nájera
Difficulty-ModerateRed difficulty category, level 1. More demanding stages, either because they are longer, more sloping or have a specific difficulty.
PATHS IN FAMILY CULTURAL HERITAGE
2
Difficulty-Medium

2:30 h.4.6 km.

Path of the Rocks of Clavijo
Difficulty-MediumGreen difficulty category. Level 3.Excursions of moderate distance and unevenness, not exceeding either great distances or unevenness.
FLORA AND FAUNA IN FAMILY NATURAL HERITAGE
1
Difficulty-Low

1:30 h.3.6 km.

Path of the Jump of the Water
Difficulty-LowGreen difficulty category. Level 2. Short walks, with little unevenness and without difficulties.
TOURISM
1
Difficulty-Low

2:00 h.82 km.

Wine Route of La Rioja Alta
Difficulty-LowGreen difficulty category, level 2. Short routes, with little unevenness and without difficulties.
Monastery of Santa María la Real
Nájera, La Rioja
Monastery of Santa María la Real

Emblematic place that reflects the stages of history, art and culture of the area

House of Sciences
Logroño, La Rioja
House of Sciences

Centenary of the industrial heritage building of Logroño

Castle of Clavijo
Clavijo, La Rioja
Castle of Clavijo

History, legends and traditions

Estate of Ribavellosa
Almarza de Cameros, La Rioja
Estate of Ribavellosa

Where numerous and varied ecosystems coexist

Village of La Hoya
Laguardia, Álava - Araba
Village of La Hoya

Traveling to pre-Roman protohistory

Castle of Davalillo
San Asensio, La Rioja
Castle of Davalillo

Nice viewpoint of La Rioja Alta and Sonsierra

Monastery of Santa María del Salvador
Cañas, La Rioja
Monastery of Santa María del Salvador

Also known as the Monastery of Light

Wine Culture Museum
Briones, La Rioja
Wine Culture Museum

Where the universe of wine becomes visible

Hermitage of Saint Mary of the Pool
San Vicente de la Sonsierra, La Rioja
Hermitage of Saint Mary of the Pool
Monastery of Yuso
San Millán de la Cogolla, La Rioja
Monastery of Yuso
Monastery of Suso
San Millán de la Cogolla, La Rioja
Monastery of Suso

Cradle of the Castilian and pantheon of the seven Castilian heroes

Caves of Ortigosa
Ortigosa de Cameros, La Rioja
Caves of Ortigosa

A museum where nature exhibits its power and art

Monastery of Valvanera
Anguiano, La Rioja
Monastery of Valvanera

Location of the Virgin of Valvanera, Patron Saint of La Rioja

Las Gobas Archaeological Site
Laño, Burgos
Las Gobas Archaeological Site
Hermitage of San Felices de Bilibio
Haro, La Rioja
Hermitage of San Felices de Bilibio

An emblematic place where devotion and tradition come together

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