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It is located between the Camero Nuevo and the Sierra de la Demanda. It is crossed by the Urbión or Frío river, a tributary of the Najerilla, which rises in a natural lagoon in the Urbión mountain range. The discovery of tombs and a Visigothic stele, found in the village's urban centre, give testimony of the antiquity of the village, making us think of possible Visigothic settlements.

Viniegra de Abajo

A little more history

 

From the Roman period we still have the name of Lutia referring to Viniegra. It belonged for centuries to the crown of Castile after supporting Count Fernan Gonzalez. It formed part of the Señorío de Cameros, with the name of Viniegra de Yuso, which in the 14th century was donated by Enrique de Trastámara to the knight Juan Ramírez de Arellano, for his support in the fight against Pedro I el Cruel, and then became part of the Señorío de los Condes de Aguilar e Inestrillas. With the disappearance of the lordships in the nineteenth century, it became a village in the province of Soria, until the creation of the province of Logroño.

Elías Romero Square in Viniegra de Abajo

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The "indianos" who returned from America with fortune, left their mark in this beautiful locality. Palatial houses built in ashlar stone, emblematic buildings such as the school, a large reddish stone house that was donated to the village by an indiano from the village, Venancio Moreno Romero, and which contrast with the masonry constructions of the ranchers, which are simpler but of similar beauty; cobbled streets; religious constructions such as the parish church of La Asunción, also built with the characteristic reddish stone of the region; the hermitage of La Soledad, of San Millán and of Santiago. All this care and beautiful urban centre only finds opposition in the beauty of its natural wealth.

 

Festivities

 

The fiestas of San Ildefonso are celebrated on 23 January, although they are usually moved to the nearest weekend. It is customary to distribute a small loaf of bread engraved with the effigy of the Saint among all those present. The festivities of Santiago are celebrated on 24, 25 and 26 July. They are the great festivities. The day before, on the 24th, the Saint is taken down from the hermitage of Santiago to the church, where he spends about a month. On the last weekend in August, the Ascent of the Saint to the hermitage is celebrated to spend the rest of the year. In the evening, a popular dinner is held in the square.

Parish Church of La Asunción in Viniegra de Abajo

Traditions

 

In the pilgrimage, that is celebrated the first Saturday of August to the hermitage of San Millán that is located in the mountain range, it is tradition that after the mass, and to eat and to drink well the people' manteo is realized. On returning to the village, a stop is made at the Plantío for a snack. Another tradition is that of the night from the 1st to the 2nd of November. Two groups of people, separated by a few meters, sing the five Mysteries of the Rosary all night long through the streets of the town. Formerly it was only men who sang it.

 

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Curiosities

 

In the hermitage of Santiago, located in the middle of the Urbión valley, the parchment of constitution of the old Confederation of the Five Villas and Valle de Canales and the statutes of the current Collective of the Seven Villas of the Alto Najerilla were signed in 1854. It was in Lutia, today Viniegra de Abajo, where Retógenes el Caraunio recruited 400 young people to fight against Scipio, during the siege of Numancia. When he heard about this and as a punishment, at the peak of the Betrayal he ordered them to cut off their right hand, thus succeeding in delivering two blows to its inhabitants: the first physical, leaving the working population useless, and the second moral, preventing the warriors from dying honorably on the battlefield since they could not take up arms. 

 

The Legend

 

Legend has it that San Millán and Santa Áurea (patron saint of Villavelayo) were boyfriends  and squabble in what is now the Venta de Goyo, and each went to a valley. San Millán, saddened by what happened, when he went up to the cave in which he lived, near the chapel that bears his name and next to a waterfall known as El Chorrero, was crying and those tears dried up and today can be found on the road that leads to the chapel.

 

 

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Get to Viniegra de Abajo by car

 

To get to Viniegra de Abajo, take the LR-333, which crosses the town and joins the LR-113 between Nájera and Salas de los Infantes with the N-111 between Logroño and Soria, also passing through Viniegra de Arriba, Montenegro de Cameros and Villoslada de Cameros.

 

By bus

 

There is a regular bus service that makes the journey Logroño-Canales de La Sierra with a stop, according to timetables, either in Viniegra de Abajo or at the junction with Venta de Viniegra.

 

 

 


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PATHS NATURAL HERITAGE
1
Difficulty-Remarkable

6:55 h.24.3 km.

GR 190 Section 3 Viniegra de Abajo-Villoslada de Cameros
Difficulty-RemarkableRed difficulty category, level 2. Routes with great unevenness or important distances, which require a good physical preparation.
IN FAMILY CULTURAL HERITAGE
3
Difficulty-Low

1:20 h.4.5 km.

Path of Valvanera
Difficulty-LowGreen difficulty category, level 2. Short walks, with little unevenness and without difficulties.
PATHS CULTURAL HERITAGE
2
Difficulty-Medium

3:30 h.9.6 km.

Route of Valvanera
Difficulty-MediumCategory of difficulty green, level 3. Excursions of moderate distance and level difference, not overcoming even large distances or slopes.
MOUNTAIN PATHS CULTURAL HERITAGE
1
Difficulty-Moderate

4:15 h.16.1 km.

GR 190 Section 2 Valvanera-Viniegra de Abajo
Difficulty-ModerateRed difficulty category, level 1. More demanding courses, either because they are longer, more uneven or have a specific difficulty.
PATHS CULTURAL HERITAGE
2
Difficulty-Moderate

5:00 h.14.5 km.

Link GR 93 GR 190 Anguiano-Valvanera
Difficulty-ModerateRed difficulty category, level 1. More demanding routes, either because they are longer, with greater unevenness or present some specific difficulty.
PATHS
1
Difficulty-Moderate

4:55 h.17.4 km.

GR 93 Section 3 Anguiano-Ortigosa de Cameros
Difficulty-ModerateRed difficulty category, level 1. More demanding courses, either because they are longer, more uneven or have a specific difficulty.
FLORA AND FAUNA PATHS
2
Difficulty-Moderate

2:30 h.9.4 km.

Trail The Holm oaks
Difficulty-Moderate
PATHS
1
Difficulty-Moderate

4:50 h.16.4 km.

Route of Roñas
Difficulty-ModerateRed difficulty category, level 1. More demanding routes, either because they are longer, with greater slope or present some specific difficulty.
MOUNTAIN PATHS CULTURAL HERITAGE
2
Difficulty-Moderate

6:05 h.22.7 km.

GR 190 Section 1 Ezcaray-Valvanera
Difficulty-ModerateRed difficulty category, level 1. More demanding courses, either because they are longer, more uneven or have a specific difficulty.
TOURISM
1
Difficulty-Low

72:00 h.412 km.

Route through the charming villages of La Rioja
Difficulty-LowGreen difficulty category, level 3. Excursions of moderate distance and unevenness, not overcoming either great distances or unevenness.
Monastery of Valvanera
Anguiano, La Rioja
Monastery of Valvanera

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

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

A museum where nature exhibits its power and art

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

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

Where numerous and varied ecosystems coexist

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

Also known as the Monastery of Light

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

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

Castle of Clavijo
Clavijo, La Rioja
Castle of Clavijo

History, legends and traditions

Wine Culture Museum
Briones, La Rioja
Wine Culture Museum

Where the universe of wine becomes visible

Castle of Davalillo
San Asensio, La Rioja
Castle of Davalillo

Nice viewpoint of La Rioja Alta and Sonsierra

Lobos River Canyon Natural Park
Ucero, Soria
Lobos River Canyon Natural Park

Rocks polished by natural elements that hold the memory of millions of years

Sabinar of Calatañazor
Calatañazor, Soria
Sabinar of Calatañazor

Grandparents from another era

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

Monastery of San Pedro de Arlanza
Hortigüela, Burgos
Monastery of San Pedro de Arlanza
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