Sick of Valdivielso - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sick of Valdivielso - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sick of Valdivielso - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Hoz de Valdivielso is a village in the county of Las Merindades, which is part of the municipality of Merindad de Valdivielso, province of Burgos, in the autonomous community of Castile and León, Spain.

Geographical context

In Valdivielso Valley, crossed by the river Ebro and flanked by the Tesla mountain and the top of the Mazorra, you can visit this beautiful village that is at the foot of the Tesla, at the beginning of a mountainous gorge that leads to Tartalés de los Montes.

The Ruiz Palace, in Hoz de Valdivielso.

The old school, its mansions and the church of San Cornelio and San Cipriano , which consists of a single ship with an arm in the cruiser. Its apse is gothic of century XV.

Hoz also has two hermitages in a state of ruin. The Hermitage of San Roque is coming out of the village towards Oña. If you take the rural road that is on the right hand side, in addition to reaching this hermitage you can walk to the river Ebro -clay-, a zone of baths of special beauty.

The Hermitage of the Virgen de las Eras is appreciated while climbing to the neighboring village, but first you have to fill the canteen at the source of "Peñavera" or "Piñavera". It is still observed the landscape of rocks and pools by which runs a stream that cascades. Before arriving at this, it is advisable to rest and have a look at Hoz from the viewpoint. Arriving at the tunnel you can see the old road that went up to Tartalés de los Montes, easily accessible from the exit of the passage.

From here you can see, next to the towns of Medina de Pomar and Villarcayo, Castillo de Urría , a fortification of the XIV century designed to control the passage of the old medieval road that served to carry Burgos and the rest of Castilla the products of the Bay of Biscay. This same road allowed to transport the Merino wool Castilian towards the north. Following the path of the cresterio is reached Peña Corba (1,329 m), crowned by a vertex and a small mailbox.

See also: Merindad de Valdivielso

The history of Merindad de Valdivielso is linked to the religious orders, since in the ninth century a group of hermits were established in the valley whose social influence will not leave much mark because of their solitary condition. On the contrary, the monks of San Pedro de Tejada, in Puentearenas, control small peasant nuclei, create parishes and favor repopulation.

In the thirteenth century, the monastery of San Salvador de Oña extends its dominion to Valley. From there he will be part of the Greater Council of the Merindades of Old Castile. Its regidores, faithful to pagan customs, gather in the pasture of Quecedo under the oak that illustrates the consistorial shield.

Place , then called La Hoz , in the Party of Down one of the four in which Merindad of Valdivielso was divided in the Corregimiento of the Merindades of Old Castile, jurisdiction of de realengo with regidor pedáneo.

In the fall of the Old Regime is added to the constitutional council of Merindad de Valdivielso, in the party of Villarcayo belonging to the region of Old Castile.

A route through the valley of Valdivielso [edit]

port of La Mazorra is a good place to contemplate the approximately 12,000 hectares of Valdivielso land, protected by thick and varied forest masses.

If you cross the river Ebro you will go to Puente Arenas, where you should approach the abbey of San Pedro de Tejada (12th century), an authentic jewel of the Romanesque. Once again on the road, you can see villages such as Quecedo - Palacio de los Huidobro (15th-16th century), Gomez house, mountainous formations of the Cárcabos, the so-called "Moorish caves" (14 niches dug in the rock during the medieval period), - Population - Plateresque Church of San Pedro - Arroyo - Palace of the Bustamante - and Valhermosa - Tower of Saravia -.

Leaving Hoz back is followed until Panizares - geological forms of "the knives", yew forest. Continue to Cereceda and enjoy the spot that surrounds the bridge that crosses the river again.

To the right of the bridge there is a path that borders the river and leads to Sagredo Cave, which is not advised to access as there is risk of detachment. Pass the Cereceda Reservoir and the tunnel to take the N-232 and go, in reverse, to Condado - Churches of San Pedro and Santa María -, Toba - Malvecino castle, 14th century - and Santa Olalla - Church of San Isidoro, from the 16th century and with a baroque cover.

The road leads to El Almiñé, which has an important Romanesque complex and an old causeway that ascends to the hermitage of Nuestra Señora de la Hoz. This was part of the medieval road that served to transport the fresh fruits of the Bay of Biscay to Burgos and Madrid.

In moist or north facing areas there is boj, arbutus, holly, poplar, oak, pine pinaster and some solitary beeches.

In the dry areas, oaks, juniper and wildebeest predominate.

There are wild boars, roe deer, badgers, foxes, vultures, falcons and different species of eagles:

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