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Did you know that... Villafría

 

It's a neighborhood of Burgos since 1969. It is located 7 km to the east of the centre of the municipality, on the plain formed by the river Vena and its tributary Pico, and is integrated into the urban fabric of Burgos, but separated by the Gamonal industrial estate. The first written reference to Villafría dates from the year 931, when it was mentioned as Villa Frida, Alfonso IV donated it to San Pedro de Cardeña.

 

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Fountain of Villafría

A little more history

 

It formed part of the Alfoz and Jurisdiction of Burgos, and was one of the fourteen places that formed its Intendancy during the period between 1785 and 1833, as stated in the Census of Floridablanca of 1787. As it depended on the Monastery of San Pedro de Cardeña it had the jurisdiction of an abbot and the abbot appointed the mayor.

 

To discover What to see in Villafría?

 

The parish church of San Esteban, which was rebuilt in the sixteenth century and has an interesting Baroque altarpiece inside. On the façade of the entrance door you can see the detail of a shell. Next to the church, a fountain with an original pyramidal body attracts attention. There is also an old pilgrims' hospital.

 

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Parish Church of San Esteban in Villafría

Festivities

 

Villafría celebrates its festivities in mid-July in honour of San Esteban Protomártir.

 

Curiosities

 

In this old municipality, today a district of Burgos, come together the two most important pilgrimage routes that cross the province of Burgos: The French Way and the Route from Bayonne to Burgos.

 

 


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Getting to Villafría by car

 

Villafría is located on the N-I between Burgos and Vitoria, the town is located in the vicinity of Burgos capital.

 

By bus

 

The bus line 8 of Burgos brings us to Villafría.

 

 

 


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List of Routes
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WAY OF SAINT JAMES
1
Difficulty-Remarkable

7:35 h.31.9 km.

Stage 12 Burgos-Hontanas
Difficulty-RemarkableRed difficulty category, level 2. Stage with large slopes or important distances, which require good physical preparation.
WAY OF SAINT JAMES
1
Difficulty-Medium

4:45 h.20.2 km.

Stage 11 Atapuerca-Burgos
Difficulty-MediumGreen difficulty category, level 3. Stages of moderate distance and slope, not overcoming great distances or slopes.
WAY OF SAINT JAMES
1
Difficulty-Remarkable

6:55 h.29.9 km.

Stage 10 Belorado-Atapuerca
Difficulty-RemarkableRed difficulty category, level 2. Stages with large slopes or important distances, which require good physical preparation.
Atapuerca Archaeological Site
Atapuerca, Burgos
Atapuerca Archaeological Site

Great encyclopedia of the evolution of man, natural treasure kept in time

Puras de Villafranca Mining Complex
Puras de Villafranca, Burgos
Puras de Villafranca Mining Complex

Manganese mines whose exploitation is probably one of the oldest in Spain

The Salt Flats of Poza de la Sal
Poza de la Sal, Burgos
The Salt Flats of Poza de la Sal
Monastery of San Pedro de Arlanza
Hortigüela, Burgos
Monastery of San Pedro de Arlanza
Monastery of Santo Domingo de Silos
Santo Domingo de Silos, Burgos
Monastery of Santo Domingo de Silos

Benedictine monastery where the monks raise their prayers through Gregorian chant

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Villafría, Burgos
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