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Wool Route

The wool route or the wool road

One of the strangers on the Camino. Follow the routes linked to the wool trade in the peninsula.

Steps

Points of interest

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Cuenca

Cuenca It is a Spanish municipality belonging to the autonomous community of Castilla-La Mancha and a city, capital of the homonymous province. It is located somewhat north of the geographical center of the province, at an average altitude of 946 m and its extensive municipal area, of about 911 km² is one of the largest in Spain.The municipality had a registered population of 54 876 inhabitants in 2017.

Cuenca preserves an important historical and architectural heritage, which extends throughout the ancient city, although focused on buildings such as the cathedral or the Hanging Houses, which have become the symbol of the city. It is also characterized by having a good number of museums (more than ten) in the small space of the ancient city. These include the Museum of Spanish Abstract Art, the Science Museum of Castilla-La Mancha and the Museum of Cuenca.Among the main cultural events are Holy Week and Religious Music Week.

Alcalá del Júcar

Alcalá del Júcar, a picturesque town in Albacete, perches on a rock above a meander of Júcar. Their houses climb through it or are excavated in the earth and ascend to the Castle that presides over the complex.

Its white houses of popular architecture, excavated in the mountain, adapt to the terrain in narrow and steep streets, climbing towards its Castle, an impressive islamic fortress.

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Santo Domingo de Silos

The life of man in Silos and its region dates back to prehistoric times, known today thanks to a series of archaeological excavations.

Monastic life throughout the Tabladillo Valley, especially in Silos, began with probability, at the time of the Castilian reconquest, at the end of the ninth century, in the form of monastic-family farms.

But, since the 10th century, the monastery proper of San Sebastián de Silos already enters history documentaryly.

However, due to the ravages of Almanzor, the silent monastery falls into great material and spiritual decline. At this time, in 1041, there is a presence, by the hand of King Ferdinand I of Castile, the Riojan monk Emilianense Domingo. He is named abbot of Silos and, in thirty-two years, with his restorative impetus and holiness, he lifts Silos in his buildings and in his community. The December 20 of 1073 dies. He is canonized in 1076, and he becomes the medieval thaumaturge of the area and his tomb in a pilgrimage center.

Burgos cathedral

La Holy Church Cathedral Metropolitan Basilica of Santa Maria It is a cathedral temple of Catholic worship dedicated to the Virgin Mary, in the Spanish city of Burgos.

Its construction began in the year 1221, following French gothic patterns. It had very important modifications in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries: the needles of the main facade, the Condestable chapel and the dome of the cruise, elements of the flamboyant Gothic that give the temple its unmistakable profile. The last important works (the sacristy or the chapel of Santa Tecla) belong to the eighteenth century, a century in which the Gothic covers of the main facade were also modified. The construction and subsequent remodeling were done with limestone extracted from the quarries of the towns of Hontoria de la Cantera and Cubillo del Campo.

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