Vinuesa: return to the Court of Pinares

avatar

Read this post on TravelFeed.io for the best experience


Party and Tradition
Party and Tradition

If there is an impossible mission, like those where Tom Cruise juggled with special effects, I can assure you that it is to find accommodation in Vinuesa, in the month of August, without having planned it several months in advance.

General overview
General overview

But as I usually say, adventure is adventure and having to stay forty kilometers away, it was not an insurmountable barrier to enjoy, as far as possible, a very emblematic place in the province of Soria, whose environment , privileged, offers multiple attractions to lovers of Culture, Tradition, History, Literature and also, not to mention the last, least important, Adventure.

Old streets full of history
Old streets full of history

Vinuesa, to locate ourselves, has always been considered the capital of the so-called Corte de Pinares Soriana (Sorian's Pinegroves Court) and not in vain, since since it is strategically located, it is an important rural nucleus, which borders Burgos and La Rioja.

Are you ready for the adventure?
Are you ready for the adventure?

In fact, it is from here, from Vinuesa, where the road starts that in just under fifteen kilometers, leads the adventurer to one of the most relevant and spectacular places in this fortunate land: the Picos de Urbión and its legendary Laguna Negra (Black Lagoon), which served as the setting and inspiration for the unforgettable story of Antonio Machado, entitled 'La Tierra de Alvar González' (The Land of Alvar Gonzalez).

Traditional architecture
Traditional architecture

That same road, thirty kilometers further on, takes the traveler to the confines of the province, marked by the impressive Port of Santa Inés, at the end of which stands out the picturesque little town of Montenegro de Cameros, the last Soria enclave that says goodbye to the visitor, who once outside its boundaries, is already lands of La Rioja, which, as you know, is emblematic for its excellent wines and also for having places, such as Santo Domingo de la Calzada, which are already listed as places of miracles and events. prodigious in the first pilgrim's guide to Santiago de Compostela, made in the 10th century by the monk Aymeric Picaud.

Old restoration places
Old restoration places

Having indicated these antecedents, it is the opportune moment to walk through Vinuesa and enjoy its peculiar architecture, where the so-called manor houses stand out, whose balconies once stood out that spectacular chromaticism that flowers always offer, with their multiple and varied range of attractive colors .

And also modern
And also modern

A city crowded with vacationers, especially in the month of August, the narrow streets of Vinuesa are also the ideal setting to feel part of another world, which seems specially designed to seduce the sensations, invariably mixing traditional scenes with joyful hubbub, Well, it is no secret that summer has always been the starting point for the traditional festivals and pilgrimages, which although ancestrally represented the abundance of crops, nowadays they are carried out at the attention of some designated saint or saint, that in no way clouds its old essence: joy.

Old lively streets in summer
Old lively streets in summer

In such a way, that it is still a note of unexpected picturesqueness, to start exploring such an idyllic place and find, especially around the Plaza Mayor (Main Square) and its restaurants, joyful festive groups, where young and less young - it will be for the years , but I like the word old less every day - they are carried away by enthusiasm and by something so main, that we were about to lose due to the Covid-19 pandemic, such as the joy of living.

Summer of festivals and pilgrimages
Summer of festivals and pilgrimages

Vinuesa also has the attraction of being also located on the banks marked by the reservoir that bears the name 'La Cuerda del Pozo' (the Well Rope), with its famous Pita Beach, its summer camps, its select Nautical Club and the infinity of legends. woven around the submerged town of La Muedra, the tower of whose church is usually visible, protruding from the waters, on occasions when the level of these drops.

Traditional troupes
Traditional troupes

Given its proximity to the land of Burgos, Vinuesa is also an excellent starting point to do numerous hiking routes and among them, for lovers of Jurassic Park, visit the fabulous icons of places such as Regumiel de la Sierra.

Disinhibition
Disinhibition

Even before arriving in this town, history lovers have the opportunity to pass through Duruelo de la Sierra and take a look at its church of San Miguel and the fabulous cemetery of anthropomorphic tombs that surrounds it, comparable in spectacularity and interest. , to that of the not so distant Revenga.

A good place to rest
A good place to rest

In short, an ideal place to stop, enjoy and consider as a starting point numerous attractions that will never leave you indifferent whatever the circumstances or tastes that lead you to undertake an adventure through this remarkable area of ​​the small but spectacular province of Soria.

RELATED MOVIE:

NOTICE: Both the text and the photographs that accompany it, as well as the video that illustrates it, are my exclusive intellectual property and therefore are subject to my Copyright.

Traditional market
Traditional market

Old manor houses
Old manor houses

In Vinuesa, you always see parakeets
In Vinuesa, you always see parakeets

General view with the gothic church overhanging
General view with the gothic church overhanging


View this post on TravelFeed for the best experience.


0
0
0.000
9 comments
avatar

Congratulations, your post has been added to Pinmapple! 🎉🥳🍍

Did you know you have your own profile map?
And every post has their own map too!

Want to have your post on the map too?

  • Go to Pinmapple
  • Click the get code button
  • Click on the map where your post should be (zoom in if needed)
  • Copy and paste the generated code in your post (Hive only)
  • Congrats, your post is now on the map!

0
0
0.000
avatar

Adventures help us escape our comfort zones. How could we even explore the world around us if we get stuck inside our caves? I'm glad that exploration took you to Vinuesa, a quaint little town in Soria that's rich in history. It might have been a struggle in booking accommodation there yet, it was part of what made that journey worthwhile and enjoyable.

0
0
0.000
avatar

Many years ago, following the advice of writers, such as Rudyard Kipling, I set out to travel and explore, as far as possible, many endearing corners of my land. Coincidentally, Soria was one of the first places where I started and there, apart from family, I have many friends. It always gives me great pleasure to get lost in their villages, to talk to their people and to live, as far as possible, their traditions. Even if you return again and again to familiar places, like Vinuesa, you always have the possibility of discovering something new, of living new experiences and of feeling, for a moment, that outside of your daily obligations, you are free as a bird. That makes us travelers and therefore, cultural spirits in whom admiration and respect for others always prevail. Thank you very much for your comment and a warm greeting.

0
0
0.000
avatar

I like such old places, it looks like a village. I think, if it was in Aegean, we would see blue and white colours around.

0
0
0.000
avatar

There are many towns of these characteristics nearby, although they are in the middle of Castile and far from the sea. This, however, has a typical architecture, as it is an area of harsh winters and that is why the houses are more solid, abundant in old ashlar masonry. Greetings

0
0
0.000
avatar

Hiya, @LivingUKTaiwan here, just swinging by to let you know that this post made it into our Honorable Mentions in Daily Travel Digest #1315.

Your post has been manually curated by the @pinmapple team. If you like what we're doing, please drop by to check out all the rest of today's great posts and consider supporting other authors like yourself and us so we can keep the project going!

Become part of our travel community:

0
0
0.000
avatar

Congratulations @juancar347! You received the biggest smile and some love from TravelFeed! Keep up the amazing blog. 😍 Your post was also chosen as top pick of the day and is now featured on the TravelFeed.io front page.

Thanks for using TravelFeed!
@smeralda (TravelFeed team)

PS: Have you joined our Discord yet? This is where over 1000 members of the TravelFeed come together to chat. Join us!

0
0
0.000