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Puente Pasarela GR 14 en Pesquera de Duero

08/01/2017 - 11:05

Located in the municipality of Pesquera de Duero, it is one of the largest wooden bridges manufactured in Spain (the largest of its category), with a total length of 106 meters, 3 meters wide, a maximum light that exceeds 50 meters and weighs about 50 tons. Formed by 4 modules built in Asturias and later transported with special vehicles to Pesquera, where they were assembled in a week, being perfectly adjusted to the landscape and causing a reduced visual impact (unlike concrete or steel) without reducing the resistance or quality of the bridge. The balustrade in the form of a barrel make a nod to one of the main activities that irrigates the Douro: the production of wine.

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Puente Pasarela GR 14 en Quintanilla de Arriba

08/01/2017 - 10:56

Traveling 1.5 km from Quintanilla de Arriba for the "Botanical Path of the Douro to the Island" we see the first of the three footbridges built in 2013 following the GR 14 Trail in its Valladolid stage (the second crosses the Duero over Pesquera de Duero and the third draws the Duratón as it passes through Peñafiel). On the other side of the river, the Bodega Dehesa de los Canónigos extends.

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Puente Quintanilla de Onésimo y Olivares de Duero

05/01/2017 - 13:36

The Renaissance bridge that connects Quintanilla de Onésimo and Olivares de Duero is the only bridge over the Duero that is on the stretch from Tudela to Peñafiel.


"The first news we have of the Olivares and Quintanilla bridge dates from the late fifteenth century. On February 17, 1494, the Catholic Monarchs sent a commission to the Doctor of Villaescusa (Corregidor de Valladolid) to visit both towns and find out the need to build the bridge and the cost of the work. The council of Olivares had requested permission to build it and had the permission of the Count of Urueña, lord of the village of Quintanilla de Yuso ... "

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Museo de la Ex-Colegiata de Santa Ana

27/07/2016 - 12:52

Presiding over the main square majestically rises the façade of what was the Collegiate Abbey. The works began in 1540 and lasted for two centuries. Its primitive layout is of Rodrigo Gil de Hontañón and Pedro de Resines. The Gothic, Baroque and Neoclassical styles are combined in this magnificent work that houses an excellent collection of reliquaries.

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Palacio de Avellaneda

27/07/2016 - 11:59

In the first third of the 16th century, Don Francisco de Zúñiga y Avellaneda ordered the construction of the magnificent Renaissance palace where expert craftsmen leave some of the best carved roofs of Castile and magnificent Mudejar and Plateresque plasterwork.
To the outside a great plateresque façade with the shields of the Counts of Miranda sculpted by the great master Felipe Vigarny.

Without a doubt, the golden architectural century of Peñaranda is the sixteenth century.

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Castillo de Peñaranda

27/07/2016 - 11:33

The Castle of Peñaranda de Duero is a great fortress that clearly dominates the hamlet, although the first defenses of Peñaranda could be raised simultaneously to its repopulation. Written data of the Castle take us to the year 1100, but it is in the XVI century when the Zúñiga family gives it the current aspect.
Inside the visitor will find in the Tower of Homage, a center of interpretation of the border castles, and you can see, from its viewpoint, one of the most beautiful villages on the banks of the Douro.

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Castilla Termal Monasterio de Valbuena

20/06/2016 - 10:58

Located in the heart of the Ribera del Duero, Castilla Termal Monasterio de Valbuena, the first 5-star spa in Castile and León, it is located in one of the best preserved Cistercian monasteries in Europe. Its building dates from the twelfth century and has been converted into an exclusive tourist complex that has 79 superior rooms, all of them of exclusive design, and has more than 18,000 square meters built.

The thermal zone exceeds 2,000 square meters, with 16 treatment cabins, thermal pools and circuit of contrasts. Its mineral-medicinal waters are suitable for digestive treatments, metabolic, beneficial for liver cell activity and suitable for slimming therapies and stress processes.

It has rooms for holding events with capacity for up to 200 people, children’s area, gym, ecological garden, spice garden and an extension of 4.5 hectares of own vineyard.

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Museo del Real Monasterio Santo Domingo

10/05/2016 - 11:09

 

The monastic group was the initiative of Alfonso X El Sabio, in 1266.

Visitable stays are the Church and its Sacristy, the Crypt and the Cloister. This cloister originally only had one floor, on which later another one would be built in brick. In the Sacristy of the church there is a Gothic Christ, and from it, one descends to the Crypt that keeps the remains of Father Manuel Suárez in a funerary monument escorted by four monks, made in granite and alabaster by R. Lapayese.

This crypt was built in the mid-twentieth century, it highlights the Pocito, which is a well that indicates the exact place where Santo Domingo was born. The Cloister was built between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries (late Romanesque). It preserves remains of the different stages of its construction such as the low cloister with semicircular arches over paired columns, a Gothic ogival door and the 18th century overclause built in brick.

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Museo Comarcal de Arte Sacro

10/05/2016 - 10:54

The Comarcal Museum of Sacred Art is located inside the church of Santa María (Plaza España), where this museum space shows its visitors a good part of the religious-themed artistic heritage of the whole region.

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Museo Provincial del Vino

09/05/2016 - 19:13

The wine museum is installed in the Peñafiel castle and was designed by the architect Roberto Valle González. The south patio houses different spaces of the museum and consists of three floors (ground floor, mezzanine and basement). The last floor is occupied by a research library, the reception room is intermediate and the tasting and tasting room is located on the ground floor.
The exhibition is a journey through the history and culture of wine, bringing the visitor closer to the techniques of production and elaboration. In the tasting room it is possible to carry out a guided tasting of various wines of the Denomination of Origin Ribera del Duero, as well as attending courses and professional tastings.
The visit is completed with the castle, built in the tenth century although the current factory is the XV. From it you can see the whole valley.

 

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