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Did you know that... Villamayor del Río

 

It is located to the east of the region, between Castildelgado and Belorado, on the Way to Saint James. The place, belonging to the district of Belorado, where the Duke of Frias exercised lordship, is not mentioned in documents until 1.151, when Gutier Fernández de Castrojeriz donates half of Villamayor del Río to San Cristóbal de Ibeas. It also had a hospital for the poor called Hospital de la Misericordia, economically supported by the council.

Villamayor del Río

To discover What to see in Villamayor del Río?

 

The houses of the locality, in which there are typical constructions of wooden frameworks, are grouped around its parish church dedicated to San Gil, which was repaired in the second half of the eighteenth century, using for its rebuilding the Hospital de la Misericordia that was located next to it.

 

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Festivities

 

The 1st and 2nd of September San Gil is celebrated.​

Parish of San Gil in Villamayor del Río

Traditions

 

According to an ancient tradition, the Volorio river, which crosses the town from south to north, receives its name because its waters are fortunate and valuable.

 

Curiosities

 

Villamayor del Río is also known as the town of the three lies, because it is neither Villa, nor Major, nor does it have Rio.

 

The Legend

 

There is a popular saying that says, you are taller than Maito, a well-known and legendary popular character of the old town.

 

 


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Getting to Villamayor del Río by car

 

The N-120 that connects Logroño with Burgos passes through Villamayor del Río. It also has access from the nearby town of Quintana del Monte and from Fresneña and San Cristóbal del Monte.

 

By bus

 

There is a daily bus service with a stop in Villamayor del Río that makes the journey Haro-Belorado or Zaragoza-Burgos.​

 

 

 


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List of Routes
  • Closeness
  • First name
  • Difficulty
  • Distance
  • Duration
  • Assessment
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.
FLORA AND FAUNA PATHS
1
Difficulty-Medium

2:30 h.10.8 km.

Grassland of Puras de Villafranca
Difficulty-MediumGreen difficulty category, level 3. Excursions of moderate distance and unevenness, not overcoming either great distances or unevenness.
WAY OF SAINT JAMES
1
Difficulty-Medium

5:25 h.22.4 km.

Stage 09 Santo Domingo de la Calzada-Belorado
Difficulty-MediumGreen difficulty category. Level 3. Stages of moderate distance and slope, not overcoming great distances or slopes.
PATHS NATURAL HERITAGE
1
Difficulty-Moderate

3:10 h.9.2 km.

Gorge of the Oca - Route of the High Oca PRC-BU 55
Difficulty-ModerateRed difficulty category, level 1. More demanding courses, either because they are longer, more uneven or have a specific difficulty.
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

Monastery of Suso
San Millán de la Cogolla, La Rioja
Monastery of Suso

Cradle of the Castilian and pantheon of the seven Castilian heroes

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

Also known as the Monastery of Light

Monastery of Yuso
San Millán de la Cogolla, La Rioja
Monastery of Yuso
Monastery of Valvanera
Anguiano, La Rioja
Monastery of Valvanera

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

Hermitage of San Felices de Bilibio
Haro, La Rioja
Hermitage of San Felices de Bilibio

An emblematic place where devotion and tradition come together

Wine Culture Museum
Briones, La Rioja
Wine Culture Museum

Where the universe of wine becomes visible

Atapuerca Archaeological Site
Atapuerca, Burgos
Atapuerca Archaeological Site

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

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

Castle of Davalillo
San Asensio, La Rioja
Castle of Davalillo

Nice viewpoint of La Rioja Alta and Sonsierra

Hermitage of Saint Mary of the Pool
San Vicente de la Sonsierra, La Rioja
Hermitage of Saint Mary of the Pool
The Salt Flats of Poza de la Sal
Poza de la Sal, Burgos
The Salt Flats of Poza de la Sal
Salted Valley of Añana
Salinas de Añana, Álava - Araba
 Salted Valley of Añana

Landscape with thousands of years of history

Tower-Palace of the Varona family
Villanañe, Álava - Araba
Tower-Palace of the Varona family

According to historians, Alava's best-preserved fortified complex

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

A museum where nature exhibits its power and art

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