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Ecotourism 05. The Area North of Valladolid in Spain. Tierra de Campos

The Tierra de Campos district in the province of Valladolid in Spain has a singular beauty of its own, dominated by the contrasts and intensity of the colours

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ecotourism<br />

COUNTRY<br />

TERRITORIAL<br />

MUSEUM<br />

IN SPAIN<br />

THE AREA NORTH OF<br />

VALLADOLID<br />

TIERRA DE CAMPOS<br />

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CONTENTS<br />

nº 05<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Area</strong> <strong>North</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Valladolid</strong><br />

<strong>Tierra</strong> <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

STAFF<br />

[Edited by] CM<br />

[Published by] SH<br />

[International] JAS<br />

[Commercial <strong>de</strong>partment]<br />

CM / PGR<br />

[Webmaster] fix-si.com<br />

[Translation] Susan Mitchell<br />

[Photos]<br />

[Cover photo]<br />

Pigeon-house <strong>in</strong> Bolaños <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

(<strong>Valladolid</strong>, Spa<strong>in</strong>)<br />

© MOLINA Y GUZMÁN<br />

04. TIERRA DE CAMPOS the<br />

ancient Gothic Pla<strong>in</strong>s <strong>of</strong> the Visigoths<br />

(Campi Gothici or Campi Gothorum),<br />

makes up an evocative landscape <strong>of</strong><br />

wi<strong>de</strong> horizons.<br />

08. COUNTRY TERRITORIAL<br />

MUSEUM <strong>The</strong> whole <strong>of</strong> the <strong>Tierra</strong> <strong>de</strong><br />

<strong>Campos</strong> district at becom<strong>in</strong>g a cultural<br />

theme park.<br />

10. SPANISH MOORISH ART <strong>The</strong><br />

cultural heritage <strong>in</strong>clu<strong>de</strong>s some appeal<strong>in</strong>g<br />

Spanish Mu<strong>de</strong>jar monuments.<br />

14. FOLK ARCHITECTURE <strong>The</strong><br />

pigeon-house has been recovered for<br />

breed<strong>in</strong>g pigeons.<br />

18. BIRDWATCHING <strong>The</strong> extensive<br />

landscape <strong>of</strong> <strong>Tierra</strong> <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong> is a<br />

great natural attraction.<br />

24. ROUTES Stone Columns, museums,<br />

rivers, nature, the Castilla<br />

canal, Pilgrim Way <strong>of</strong> Sa<strong>in</strong>t James and<br />

pigeon-houses.<br />

42. FESTIVALS, TRADITIONS<br />

AND GASTRONOMY <strong>Tierra</strong> <strong>de</strong><br />

<strong>Campos</strong> has a varied cuis<strong>in</strong>e based on<br />

its natural resources.<br />

44. PRACTICAL INFORMATION<br />

Internet l<strong>in</strong>ks and Practical <strong>in</strong>formation<br />

to prepare your trip.<br />

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<strong>Tierra</strong> <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

<strong>Valladolid</strong><br />

Traditional adobe pigeon-houses <strong>in</strong> Roales <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

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<strong>The</strong> <strong>Area</strong> <strong>North</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Valladolid</strong><br />

<strong>Tierra</strong> <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

MOLINA Y GUZMÁN<br />

<strong>Tierra</strong> <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong>, the ancient Gothic<br />

Pla<strong>in</strong>s <strong>of</strong> the Visigoths (Campi Gothici<br />

or Campi Gothorum), makes up<br />

an evocative landscape <strong>of</strong> wi<strong>de</strong> horizons<br />

which transmits peace and serenity to visitors<br />

to enjoy <strong>in</strong> a place where time has no<br />

importance. It is an i<strong>de</strong>al district for those<br />

<strong>in</strong> search <strong>of</strong> relaxation with pleasant and<br />

out <strong>of</strong> the ord<strong>in</strong>ary sensations. Its heritage,<br />

nature, gastronomy and traditions are<br />

recommendations for visit<strong>in</strong>g, completed<br />

by an attractive museum <strong>of</strong>fer as well as the<br />

<strong>in</strong>terpretation centres..<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Tierra</strong> <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong> district <strong>in</strong> the prov<strong>in</strong>ce<br />

<strong>of</strong> <strong>Valladolid</strong> has a s<strong>in</strong>gular beauty <strong>of</strong> its<br />

own, dom<strong>in</strong>ated by the contrasts and <strong>in</strong>tensity<br />

<strong>of</strong> the colours. To the north and northeast<br />

it bor<strong>de</strong>rs with the prov<strong>in</strong>ce <strong>of</strong> León; to<br />

the south with the municipal area <strong>of</strong> Med<strong>in</strong>a<br />

<strong>de</strong> Rioseco (<strong>Valladolid</strong>); to the east with the<br />

prov<strong>in</strong>ce <strong>of</strong> Palencia and to the west with<br />

the prov<strong>in</strong>ce <strong>of</strong> Zamora.<br />

<strong>The</strong> territory is marked by small rural villages<br />

with an average number <strong>of</strong> <strong>in</strong>habitants<br />

<strong>of</strong> 200 to 300. Villalón <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong> and<br />

Mayorga exceed this number <strong>of</strong> <strong>in</strong>habitants<br />

with 2.000 and <strong>in</strong> Aguilar <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong>, Becilla<br />

<strong>de</strong> Val<strong>de</strong>raduey, Bolaños <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

and La Unión <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong> the population is<br />

between 300 and 400 <strong>in</strong>habitants. 14 villages<br />

have a population <strong>of</strong> fewer than 100<br />

<strong>in</strong>habitants. <strong>The</strong> average <strong>de</strong>nsity is low and<br />

barely reaches 8 <strong>in</strong>habitants/km 2 .<br />

<strong>Tierra</strong> <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong> is characteristically ma<strong>de</strong><br />

up <strong>of</strong> pla<strong>in</strong>s and farmland where cereal<br />

crops are grown and its economy is basically<br />

agricultural.<br />

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INTERACTIVE MAP<br />

SPAIN<br />

To Valencia <strong>de</strong> Don Juan<br />

Roales <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

Río Cea<br />

To Benavente<br />

N-610<br />

Castrobol<br />

Río Val<strong>de</strong>raduey<br />

N-601<br />

To León<br />

Dehesa <strong>de</strong> San Vicente<br />

En<strong>de</strong>mic Birdlif<br />

Interpretation C<br />

Monasterio <strong>de</strong><br />

Game Interpretation<br />

C-621<br />

Centre<br />

Saelices <strong>de</strong> Mayorga<br />

Torre San<br />

viewpo<strong>in</strong><br />

Mayorga Villalba<br />

Bread Museum <strong>de</strong> La Lo<br />

Castroponce <strong>de</strong> Val<strong>de</strong>raduey<br />

La Unión <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong> Becilla <strong>de</strong><br />

Val<strong>de</strong>raduey<br />

Villavicencio <strong>de</strong><br />

los Caballeros<br />

Qu<strong>in</strong>tanilla <strong>de</strong>l Molar<br />

Urones <strong>de</strong> Castroponce<br />

Valdunquillo<br />

Bolaños <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

Villamuriel <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

Villagó<br />

Ce<br />

<strong>de</strong><br />

Villalá<br />

Aguilar <strong>de</strong><br />

Arroyo Ahogaborric<br />

Palazue<br />

Pork Pro<br />

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TOWNS/VILLAGES IN TIERRA DE CAMPOS<br />

Torre <strong>de</strong> Santiago<br />

Viewpo<strong>in</strong>t and observatory<br />

Melgar <strong>de</strong> Arriba<br />

e<br />

entre<br />

Vega<br />

N-601<br />

os<br />

Melgar <strong>de</strong> Abajo<br />

Berrueces<br />

To <strong>Valladolid</strong><br />

To Villada<br />

Río Sequillo<br />

mez La Nueva Villanueva <strong>de</strong> La Con<strong>de</strong>sa Viewpo<strong>in</strong>t<br />

Astronomical viewpo<strong>in</strong>t and observatory<br />

Bustillo and observatory Herrín <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

<strong>de</strong> Chaves Villalón Museum <strong>of</strong> Farm<strong>in</strong>g <strong>of</strong> Yesteryear<br />

Calzado Vibot shoe museum<br />

Villacid <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong> Cheese Museum and<br />

el Abuelo Pigeon-house<br />

Museum <strong>of</strong> Religious Art<br />

Villafra<strong>de</strong>s <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

Cuenca <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

N-610<br />

<strong>in</strong>os<br />

Lesser Kestrel<br />

Observation po<strong>in</strong>t<br />

Gatón <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

<strong>Campos</strong><br />

To Palencia<br />

n <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong> C-611<br />

Villabaruz <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

lo <strong>de</strong> Vedija<br />

duce Museum<br />

Santervás <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

Vega <strong>de</strong> Ruiponce<br />

Andrés<br />

Villacarralón<br />

ts<br />

Cabezón <strong>de</strong> Val<strong>de</strong>raduey<br />

ma<br />

Fontihoyuelo<br />

<strong>Campos</strong><br />

Moral <strong>de</strong> la Re<strong>in</strong>a<br />

Tamariz <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

Observatory <strong>of</strong> the Lagoon<br />

Canal <strong>de</strong> Castilla<br />

Villanueva <strong>de</strong> San Mancio<br />

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Stone column <strong>in</strong> Mayorga<br />

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Museum <strong>of</strong> the Countrysi<strong>de</strong><br />

<strong>The</strong> whole <strong>of</strong> the <strong>Tierra</strong> <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

district <strong>in</strong> the north <strong>of</strong> the prov<strong>in</strong>ce<br />

<strong>of</strong> Vallodolid aims at becom<strong>in</strong>g<br />

a country territorial museum and a<br />

cultural theme park by means <strong>of</strong> small<br />

projects that boost the cultural life <strong>in</strong><br />

the villages, on one hand promot<strong>in</strong>g environmental<br />

education and on the other<br />

becom<strong>in</strong>g a tourist attraction.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Bread Museum <strong>in</strong> Mayorga <strong>de</strong><br />

<strong>Campos</strong> is the first <strong>of</strong> the <strong>in</strong>itiatives <strong>of</strong><br />

this type <strong>in</strong> Spa<strong>in</strong>. It is housed <strong>in</strong> the<br />

San Juan church <strong>in</strong> Mayorga <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

which has been rehabilitated for this<br />

purpose. <strong>The</strong> Cheese Museum <strong>in</strong> Villalón<br />

<strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong> is housed <strong>in</strong> the old school<br />

build<strong>in</strong>gs on the avenida <strong>de</strong>l Parque,<br />

where you can see the cheese mak<strong>in</strong>g<br />

processes <strong>of</strong> the world-famous cheese<br />

from Villalón called “pata <strong>de</strong> mulo” or<br />

mule’s foot from its beg<strong>in</strong>n<strong>in</strong>gs through<br />

to present-day.<br />

You can also visit the Interpretation<br />

Centre <strong>of</strong> Pork Products <strong>in</strong> Palazuelo <strong>de</strong><br />

Vedija, the Interpretation Centre <strong>of</strong> the<br />

en<strong>de</strong>mic birdlife <strong>in</strong> Monasterio <strong>de</strong> Vega,<br />

the Interpretation Centre <strong>of</strong> Hunt<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>in</strong> Saelices <strong>de</strong> Mayorga; as well as the<br />

Calzado Vibot shoe museum, “El Palomar<br />

<strong>de</strong>l Abuelo” (Interpretation Centre<br />

<strong>of</strong> the pigeon-house) and the Farm<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>of</strong> Yesteryear Exhibition <strong>in</strong> Villalón <strong>de</strong><br />

<strong>Campos</strong> not forgett<strong>in</strong>g the Museum <strong>of</strong><br />

Religious Art <strong>in</strong> Cuenca <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong>.<br />

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Additionally there are the viewpo<strong>in</strong>ts<br />

and observatories at Melgar <strong>de</strong> Arriba,<br />

Villanueva <strong>de</strong> la Con<strong>de</strong>sa, Villalba <strong>de</strong> la<br />

Loma, Herrín <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong>, Cuenca <strong>de</strong><br />

<strong>Campos</strong> and Tamariz <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong>.<br />

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<strong>Valladolid</strong><br />

San Gervasio and San Protasio Church <strong>in</strong> Santervás <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

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Mudéjar (Spanish Moorish Art)<br />

Cultural heritage<br />

San Andrés Church <strong>in</strong><br />

Aguilar <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

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<strong>The</strong> cultural heritage<br />

<strong>in</strong>clu<strong>de</strong>s some appeal<strong>in</strong>g<br />

Spanish Mu<strong>de</strong>jar<br />

monuments, the orig<strong>in</strong>s <strong>of</strong><br />

this architectural style are<br />

here <strong>in</strong> this region.<br />

<strong>The</strong>re is no town or village<br />

without an example <strong>of</strong> this<br />

architectural style and it is<br />

worth mention<strong>in</strong>g the monuments<br />

listed as Interest<strong>in</strong>g<br />

Cultural Property: the church<br />

<strong>of</strong> San Andrés <strong>in</strong> Aguilar <strong>de</strong><br />

<strong>Campos</strong>; and <strong>in</strong> Cuenca <strong>de</strong><br />

<strong>Campos</strong> the church <strong>of</strong> San<br />

Justo y Pastor as well as the<br />

church <strong>of</strong> Santa María <strong>de</strong>l<br />

Castillo which now houses<br />

the Ethnographic Museum<br />

and Exhibition Hall.<br />

<strong>The</strong>re are also the church <strong>of</strong><br />

San Miguel and the church<br />

<strong>of</strong> San Juan <strong>in</strong> Villalón <strong>de</strong><br />

<strong>Campos</strong> with its c<strong>of</strong>fered<br />

ceil<strong>in</strong>g and recently restored<br />

altarpiece from the school<br />

<strong>of</strong> the master Palanqu<strong>in</strong>os;<br />

<strong>in</strong> Mayorga you have the<br />

church <strong>of</strong> Santa María <strong>de</strong><br />

Arbas; not forgett<strong>in</strong>g the<br />

church <strong>of</strong> San Gervasio y<br />

San Protasio <strong>in</strong> Santervás<br />

<strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong> with its unique<br />

Romanic-Spanish Moorish<br />

style.<br />

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<strong>Tierra</strong> <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

<strong>Valladolid</strong><br />

From the “miradores<br />

towers you<br />

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mudéjares” the Spanish-Moorish ancient church<br />

can see the whole <strong>of</strong> <strong>Tierra</strong> <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

Moorish style tower and ru<strong>in</strong>s <strong>of</strong> the church <strong>of</strong> San Pelayo <strong>in</strong> Villavicencio <strong>de</strong> los Caballeros<br />

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Mu<strong>de</strong>jar c<strong>of</strong>fer<strong>in</strong>g <strong>of</strong> the church <strong>of</strong> St. Mary <strong>in</strong> Bolaños <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

<strong>The</strong> magnificent collection<br />

<strong>of</strong> Spanish<br />

Moorish Mu<strong>de</strong>jar<br />

c<strong>of</strong>fered ceil<strong>in</strong>gs<br />

makes up<br />

a an exceptionally<br />

<strong>in</strong>terest<strong>in</strong>g<br />

chapter that<br />

<strong>in</strong>clu<strong>de</strong>s<br />

some <strong>of</strong><br />

the best the<br />

prov<strong>in</strong>ce has<br />

to <strong>of</strong>fer like the<br />

ones at Cuenca<br />

<strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong>, Ce<strong>in</strong>os<br />

<strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong>, Cabezón <strong>de</strong><br />

Val<strong>de</strong>raduey, Mayorga and<br />

Villalón <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong>.<br />

Just as attractive are the<br />

“miradores mudéjares” or<br />

the Moorish lookout po<strong>in</strong>ts,<br />

ancient church towers strategically<br />

situated so from<br />

them you can see the whole<br />

<strong>of</strong> the countrysi<strong>de</strong> that<br />

makes up <strong>Tierra</strong> <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

and on clear days you can<br />

even see the foothills <strong>of</strong> the<br />

Cantabrian Mounta<strong>in</strong>s to<br />

the north.<br />

<strong>The</strong> outstand<strong>in</strong>g heritage <strong>in</strong><br />

the district <strong>in</strong>clu<strong>de</strong>s the Roman<br />

road and bridge at<br />

Becilla <strong>de</strong> Val<strong>de</strong>raduey,<br />

part <strong>of</strong> the it<strong>in</strong>eraries that<br />

the Romans mapped over<br />

the length and width <strong>of</strong> the<br />

Spanish pen<strong>in</strong>sula.<br />

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<strong>Valladolid</strong><br />

ESTRELLA ANDRÉS<br />

Street <strong>in</strong> Villalón<br />

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Civil and Folk Architecture<br />

El Cubo or tower <strong>in</strong><br />

Villacid <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

is the only structure<br />

rema<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g <strong>of</strong> the ancient<br />

fortress. In fact it was a<br />

watchtower you entered<br />

through a low arch with an<br />

ornamental frame.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Villagómez Palace Castle<br />

<strong>in</strong> Villagómez La Nueva<br />

is situated with<strong>in</strong> the town.<br />

All that is left stand<strong>in</strong>g is the<br />

faça<strong>de</strong> on which you can see<br />

the family coat <strong>of</strong> arms.<br />

Some <strong>of</strong> the ru<strong>in</strong>s will also<br />

attract the attention <strong>of</strong> visitors<br />

like the Spanish Moorish<br />

style tower and ru<strong>in</strong>s <strong>of</strong><br />

the church <strong>of</strong> San Pelayo <strong>in</strong><br />

Villavicencio <strong>de</strong> los Caballeros.<br />

the fourteenth and fifteenth<br />

centuries on the site <strong>of</strong> a<br />

Palace–Fortress dat<strong>in</strong>g from<br />

the eleventh and twelfth<br />

centuries, as you can still<br />

see from the arrow slit<br />

w<strong>in</strong>dow dat<strong>in</strong>g from that<br />

period.<br />

<strong>The</strong>re are also the ru<strong>in</strong>s <strong>of</strong><br />

the church <strong>of</strong> San Juan Bautista<br />

<strong>in</strong> Tamariz <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

dat<strong>in</strong>g from the sixteenth<br />

century (1554) with the<br />

square stone tower, some<br />

brick walls and the Renaissance<br />

faça<strong>de</strong> still stand<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

F<strong>in</strong>ally, the ru<strong>in</strong>s <strong>of</strong> the<br />

church <strong>of</strong> Santiago Apóstol<br />

<strong>in</strong> Melgar <strong>de</strong> Arriba, a Spanish<br />

Moorish build<strong>in</strong>g dat<strong>in</strong>g<br />

from the fifteenth century.<br />

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Roman bridge <strong>in</strong> Becilla <strong>de</strong> Val<strong>de</strong>raduey<br />

<strong>The</strong><br />

church<br />

was<br />

built<br />

between<br />

Museum <strong>of</strong> Religious Art <strong>in</strong><br />

Cuenca <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

<strong>The</strong> place chosen to house<br />

the museum is the church <strong>of</strong><br />

San Justo y Pastor, a Spanish<br />

Moorish build<strong>in</strong>g from<br />

the sixteenth century listed<br />

as an example <strong>of</strong> Interest<strong>in</strong>g<br />

Cultural Property. <strong>The</strong><br />

church which <strong>in</strong> itself is a<br />

museum <strong>of</strong> Spanish Moorish<br />

art has an extraord<strong>in</strong>ary<br />

collection <strong>of</strong> religious<br />

art <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g polychrome<br />

wood sculptures distributed<br />

throughout the museum.<br />

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<strong>The</strong> pigeon-hou<br />

one <strong>of</strong> th<br />

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Traditional adobe pigeon-houses <strong>in</strong><br />

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se has been recovered for breed<strong>in</strong>g pigeons,<br />

e star <strong>in</strong>gredients <strong>of</strong> the local cuis<strong>in</strong>e<br />

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Out <strong>of</strong> the folk architecture<br />

worth mention<strong>in</strong>g there<br />

are the traditional<br />

pigeon-houses, a<br />

typical feature on<br />

the cereal farmland,<br />

this type<br />

is unknown<br />

outsi<strong>de</strong> Castilla<br />

and León.<br />

<strong>The</strong> round or<br />

square pigeonhouses<br />

were<br />

orig<strong>in</strong>ally built<br />

to supplement the<br />

family economy and<br />

although a lot <strong>of</strong> them<br />

are not <strong>in</strong> use now, more<br />

and more are be<strong>in</strong>g recovered<br />

for breed<strong>in</strong>g pigeons that have become<br />

a star <strong>in</strong>gredient <strong>of</strong> the local cuis<strong>in</strong>e.<br />

Additionally the pigeon dropp<strong>in</strong>gs<br />

are an excellent natural fertilizer.<br />

<strong>The</strong>re are huts that are roun<strong>de</strong>d or circular<br />

<strong>de</strong>signed without much thought to<br />

how they look and <strong>in</strong>ten<strong>de</strong>d to keep farm<br />

implements <strong>in</strong> the countrysi<strong>de</strong>.<br />

<strong>The</strong> bo<strong>de</strong>gas or w<strong>in</strong>eries, <strong>in</strong> the v<strong>in</strong>e<br />

grow<strong>in</strong>g areas, have ma<strong>in</strong>ly been dug out<br />

by hand us<strong>in</strong>g picks and shovels to make<br />

caves <strong>in</strong> the hillsi<strong>de</strong>s near the towns and<br />

villages.<br />

<strong>The</strong> colonna<strong>de</strong>d streets with arca<strong>de</strong>s supported<br />

by stone columns like the ones at<br />

Cuenca <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong> and Villalón <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

are also a typical feature. <strong>The</strong> streets<br />

<strong>in</strong> these places are wi<strong>de</strong> and long, form<strong>in</strong>g<br />

blocks with shopp<strong>in</strong>g streets around a<br />

ma<strong>in</strong> square or Plaza Mayor.<br />

Melgar <strong>de</strong> Abajo<br />

Above, hut en Ce<strong>in</strong>os <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

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<strong>Tierra</strong> <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

<strong>Valladolid</strong><br />

Great Bustard <strong>in</strong> <strong>Tierra</strong> <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

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Bird watch<strong>in</strong>g tourism <strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>Tierra</strong> <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

<strong>The</strong> pla<strong>in</strong>s or cereal farmland<br />

is attractive because <strong>of</strong> the<br />

evok<strong>in</strong>g landscape <strong>of</strong> wi<strong>de</strong><br />

horizons which transmits peace and<br />

serenity for visitors to enjoy where<br />

time has no importance; this landscape<br />

<strong>of</strong> wi<strong>de</strong> horizons generates<br />

a <strong>de</strong>mand for those <strong>in</strong> search <strong>of</strong><br />

relaxation with pleasant<br />

and out <strong>of</strong> the ord<strong>in</strong>ary<br />

sensations.<br />

<strong>The</strong> extensive<br />

landscape <strong>of</strong><br />

<strong>Tierra</strong> <strong>de</strong><br />

<strong>Campos</strong><br />

is a great<br />

natural<br />

attraction,<br />

especially<br />

its bird life,<br />

consequently<br />

38% <strong>of</strong> the<br />

area has been<br />

<strong>in</strong>clu<strong>de</strong>d <strong>in</strong> the<br />

Red Natura 2000.<br />

So that you can get to<br />

know this natural wealth, Nature<br />

Interpretation Centres have been<br />

set up along with several different<br />

observatories and viewpo<strong>in</strong>ts. It is<br />

worth mention<strong>in</strong>g one <strong>of</strong> the first,<br />

the Bird Interpretation Centre at<br />

Monasterio <strong>de</strong> Vega.<br />

<strong>The</strong> centre forms part <strong>of</strong> the European<br />

TRINO project (Rural tourism<br />

and bird watch<strong>in</strong>g), set <strong>in</strong> motion<br />

by 14 local action groups from<br />

Castilla and León, where you can<br />

see the varied birdlife <strong>of</strong> the zone<br />

(Montagu’s harrier, great bustard,<br />

kestrels...)as well as the symbiosis<br />

between agriculture and nature.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Bird Interpretation Centre <strong>in</strong><br />

Saelices <strong>de</strong> Mayorga forms part <strong>of</strong><br />

the European Project for Tourism,<br />

rural plann<strong>in</strong>g and hunt<strong>in</strong>g<br />

called TORCAZ. Its<br />

aim is to transmit<br />

the i<strong>de</strong>a that<br />

«hunt<strong>in</strong>g<br />

is a susta<strong>in</strong>able<br />

activity<br />

mov<strong>in</strong>g<br />

away<br />

from<br />

the<br />

black<br />

legend<br />

that has<br />

surroun<strong>de</strong>d<br />

it» and<br />

how agriculture<br />

and farm<strong>in</strong>g<br />

contribute to improv<strong>in</strong>g<br />

the biodiversity.<br />

European bee-eater<br />

TRINO<br />

Additionally there are: the Observatory<br />

<strong>of</strong> the Tamariz <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

lake; an astronomical viewpo<strong>in</strong>t<br />

and observatory <strong>in</strong> Villanueva <strong>de</strong> La<br />

Con<strong>de</strong>sa; the Lesser Kestrel Viewpo<strong>in</strong>t<br />

<strong>in</strong> Cuenca <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong>; and<br />

the viewpo<strong>in</strong>ts at Torre <strong>de</strong> Santiago<br />

<strong>de</strong> Melgar <strong>de</strong> Arriba, the one at<br />

Torre <strong>de</strong> San Andrés <strong>in</strong> Villalba <strong>de</strong><br />

La Loma and the one at Herrín <strong>de</strong><br />

<strong>Campos</strong>.<br />

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<strong>Valladolid</strong><br />

From the viewp<br />

small birds lik<br />

<strong>The</strong> Tr<strong>in</strong>o Project (Rural<br />

tourism and bird watch<strong>in</strong>g)<br />

is the plan <strong>of</strong> thirty Local Action<br />

Groups, it has promoted<br />

bird-watch<strong>in</strong>g tourism<br />

<strong>in</strong> these territories together<br />

with the towns and villages<br />

<strong>in</strong> the area.<br />

Different elements have<br />

been <strong>de</strong>veloped for birdwatch<strong>in</strong>g<br />

like the Bird<br />

Interpretation Centre <strong>in</strong><br />

Monasterio <strong>de</strong> Vega, the Interpretation<br />

Centre <strong>of</strong> Hunt<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>in</strong> Saelices <strong>de</strong> Mayorga<br />

as well as the Observatory<br />

<strong>of</strong> the Lagoon <strong>in</strong> Tamariz <strong>de</strong><br />

<strong>Campos</strong>.<br />

In the area it is also worth<br />

mention<strong>in</strong>g a viewpo<strong>in</strong>t and<br />

observatory for star gaz<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>in</strong> Villanueva <strong>de</strong> la Con<strong>de</strong>sa,<br />

the Lesser Kestrel Observation<br />

po<strong>in</strong>t at Cuenca <strong>de</strong><br />

<strong>Campos</strong>, the Viewpo<strong>in</strong>t <strong>de</strong> la<br />

Torre <strong>de</strong> Santiago <strong>in</strong> Melgar<br />

<strong>de</strong> Arriba, the Torre San<br />

Andrés viewpo<strong>in</strong>t at Villalba<br />

<strong>de</strong> la Loma and viewpo<strong>in</strong>t<br />

and observatory <strong>in</strong> Herrín <strong>de</strong><br />

<strong>Campos</strong>. At almost all these<br />

places you can see birds<br />

<strong>of</strong> prey like kestrels, black<br />

kites and Montagu’s harriers;<br />

small birds like larks; or<br />

steppe birds like the little<br />

bustard, the great bustard<br />

and the black-bellied sandgrouse.<br />

TRINO<br />

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o<strong>in</strong>ts you can see birds <strong>of</strong> prey like kestrels with<br />

e Calandra larks and Steppe birds like the great<br />

bustard and the little bustard<br />

Land <strong>of</strong> wolves<br />

In the territory <strong>of</strong> <strong>North</strong> Vallladolid,<br />

from Cooperation Project "WOLF:<br />

WildLife & Farmers", has done some<br />

work to make available to any <strong>in</strong>terested<br />

hik<strong>in</strong>g trails and po<strong>in</strong>ts <strong>of</strong> <strong>in</strong>terest<br />

related to the wolf, both the animal and<br />

wildlife related and uses livestock and<br />

customs related to it. <strong>The</strong> European<br />

Union’s Habitat Directive <strong>of</strong> 1992 established<br />

the wolf population south <strong>of</strong> the<br />

Duero as a species <strong>of</strong> EC <strong>in</strong>terest, <strong>de</strong>signat<strong>in</strong>g<br />

conservation zones <strong>in</strong> or<strong>de</strong>r to<br />

protect it. To the north <strong>of</strong> the Duero, the<br />

situation is very different, and the wolf<br />

is consi<strong>de</strong>red a game animal.<br />

In the last twenty years the wolf has<br />

come back to <strong>Tierra</strong> <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong> and it<br />

is surpris<strong>in</strong>g how this animal co-exists<br />

alongsi<strong>de</strong> humans and livestock, however<br />

the large mastiff dogs that keep<br />

the sheep put the wolves <strong>of</strong>f attack<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

So now <strong>in</strong> the twenty-first century we<br />

have this jewel <strong>of</strong> biodiversity that can<br />

be called “the Steppe wolf”.<br />

Little bustard<br />

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<strong>Valladolid</strong><br />

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Nature <strong>Area</strong>s<br />

This district <strong>in</strong> the prov<strong>in</strong>ce <strong>of</strong> <strong>Valladolid</strong><br />

has six protected areas: Five SPAs<br />

(Special protection areas for birds)<br />

and one SCI (Sites <strong>of</strong> Community Importance).<br />

<strong>The</strong> Nava-<strong>Campos</strong> Norte (SPA). <strong>The</strong> landscape<br />

is ma<strong>in</strong>ly flat or slightly undulat<strong>in</strong>g<br />

(at 700 metres) practically unforested and<br />

ma<strong>in</strong>ly used for grow<strong>in</strong>g cereal crops. Several<br />

rivers and streams run through here.<br />

La Nava-<strong>Campos</strong> Sur (SPA). <strong>The</strong> relief is<br />

flat or slightly undulat<strong>in</strong>g (the elevations<br />

are below 800 metres) and with marked<br />

<strong>de</strong>forestation, ma<strong>in</strong>ly used for unirrigated<br />

cereal crops. It is worth mention<strong>in</strong>g a group<br />

<strong>of</strong> small steppe type lakes.<br />

Oteros-Cea (SPA). On the right bank <strong>of</strong> the<br />

Cea river. <strong>The</strong> whole area is lowland (700<br />

-800 metres). <strong>The</strong>re are small seasonal lakes<br />

which have some <strong>in</strong>terest for water birds.<br />

Penillanuras-<strong>Campos</strong> Norte (SPA). Between<br />

the Cea and Val<strong>de</strong>raduey rivers. You can f<strong>in</strong>d<br />

some seasonal steppe type lakes.<br />

Penillanuras-<strong>Campos</strong> Sur (SPA). A small<br />

area <strong>in</strong> the prov<strong>in</strong>ce <strong>of</strong> <strong>Valladolid</strong> between<br />

the Cea and Val<strong>de</strong>raduey rivers. A series <strong>of</strong><br />

streams form small valleys where there are<br />

some poplar groves.<br />

Ribera <strong>de</strong>l Río Cea (SCI). <strong>The</strong> area <strong>in</strong>clu<strong>de</strong>s<br />

and is marked out by the river and takes <strong>in</strong><br />

25 metres along each bank on both si<strong>de</strong>s.<br />

Canal <strong>de</strong> Castilla<br />

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<strong>Tierra</strong> <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

<strong>Valladolid</strong><br />

<strong>The</strong> Vítor Festival <strong>in</strong> Mayorga<br />

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Routes through <strong>Tierra</strong> <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong> <strong>North</strong> <strong>Valladolid</strong><br />

CARLOS GONZÁLEZ XIMÉNEZ<br />

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<strong>Tierra</strong> <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

<strong>Valladolid</strong><br />

San Andrés Church, Aguilar <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

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Route <strong>of</strong> the<br />

Stone Columns (Rollos)<br />

ALFREDO MIGUEL ROMERO<br />

Rollos Jurisdiccionales <strong>in</strong> Spanish, the<br />

word “rollo” comes from the Lat<strong>in</strong><br />

“rotulus” which means cyl<strong>in</strong>drical, referr<strong>in</strong>g<br />

to the stone columns that are symbols<br />

<strong>of</strong> nobility and jurisdiction and a sign<br />

that <strong>in</strong> the town justice was adm<strong>in</strong>istrated<br />

<strong>in</strong> the name <strong>of</strong> the Crown.<br />

Later they were used as public pillories<br />

where convicts were shamed. <strong>The</strong> 1812<br />

Constitution <strong>de</strong>creed that all the symbols <strong>of</strong><br />

vassalage had to be removed. An or<strong>de</strong>r that<br />

was repeated dur<strong>in</strong>g the Second Republic.<br />

<strong>The</strong> columns that rema<strong>in</strong> stand<strong>in</strong>g (acts <strong>of</strong><br />

civil disobedience because they were not<br />

<strong>de</strong>stroyed) have been listed as artistic historic<br />

heritage.<br />

<strong>The</strong> outstand<strong>in</strong>g columns <strong>in</strong> <strong>Tierra</strong> <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

<strong>in</strong>clu<strong>de</strong> the Flamboyant Gothic column<br />

<strong>in</strong> Villalón <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong> dat<strong>in</strong>g from 1523; the<br />

column <strong>in</strong> Mayorga from 1426 built <strong>in</strong> Isabell<strong>in</strong>e<br />

Gothic style; the column <strong>in</strong> Aguilar<br />

<strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong> <strong>in</strong> Gothic Mu<strong>de</strong>jar style from the<br />

end <strong>of</strong> the sixteenth century; and f<strong>in</strong>ally the<br />

column <strong>in</strong> Bolaños <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong>, probably the<br />

most primitive <strong>in</strong> the prov<strong>in</strong>ce <strong>of</strong> <strong>Valladolid</strong>.<br />

One <strong>of</strong> the most famous <strong>of</strong> these stone<br />

columns <strong>in</strong> Spa<strong>in</strong> stands <strong>in</strong> the centre <strong>of</strong> the<br />

Plaza Mayor.<br />

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<strong>Tierra</strong> <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

<strong>Valladolid</strong><br />

En<strong>de</strong>mic Birdlife<br />

Interpretation Centre<br />

Monasterio <strong>de</strong> Vega<br />

Torre <strong>de</strong> Santiago<br />

Viewpo<strong>in</strong>t and observatory<br />

Melgar <strong>de</strong> Arriba<br />

Melgar <strong>de</strong> Abajo<br />

Saelices <strong>de</strong> Mayorga<br />

Hunt<strong>in</strong>g Interpretation<br />

Centre<br />

Mayorga <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

Bread Museum<br />

Castrobol<br />

Río Cea<br />

Route along<br />

the Banks <strong>of</strong><br />

the Cea river<br />

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Route along the Banks<br />

<strong>of</strong> the Cea river<br />

In fact this route is ma<strong>de</strong><br />

up <strong>of</strong> ten easy it<strong>in</strong>eraries<br />

for you to enjoy the<br />

riverbank landscapes <strong>of</strong> the<br />

CEA river. It is one <strong>of</strong> the<br />

most complete and extensive<br />

paths through <strong>Tierra</strong><br />

<strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong> with a few outstand<strong>in</strong>g<br />

landmarks worth<br />

mention<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

Between Melgar <strong>de</strong> Arriba<br />

and Melgar <strong>de</strong> Abajo you will<br />

discover the river woodland<br />

and the Zamorana rav<strong>in</strong>e.<br />

On route from Melgar <strong>de</strong><br />

Arriba to Páramo, our <strong>de</strong>st<strong>in</strong>ation,<br />

besi<strong>de</strong>s the simple<br />

pleasure <strong>of</strong> walk<strong>in</strong>g, you<br />

can see steppe birds <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g<br />

the great bustard, also<br />

present between Melgar<br />

<strong>de</strong> Abajo and Monasterio<br />

<strong>de</strong> Vega and Santervás <strong>de</strong><br />

<strong>Campos</strong>.<br />

From Monasterio <strong>de</strong> Vega<br />

we can go on to Saelices <strong>de</strong><br />

Mayorga where there is an<br />

lovely area <strong>of</strong> pigeon-houses<br />

or along to Dehesa <strong>de</strong> la Al<strong>de</strong>a<br />

to the Rebollar lake and<br />

an ancient oak tree.<br />

From Saelices <strong>de</strong> Mayorga<br />

you can go to Mayorga<br />

where you follow the<br />

riversi<strong>de</strong> woodland where<br />

there are birds like herons<br />

or mallards, or cont<strong>in</strong>ue on<br />

to Izagre to see the fauna<br />

associated with the stream<br />

through the Izagre valley,<br />

the longest affluent <strong>of</strong> the<br />

Cea river.<br />

F<strong>in</strong>ally, from Mayorga to<br />

Castrobol where you can visit<br />

the Mol<strong>in</strong>o farm and walk<br />

along the Cañada Zamorana<br />

rav<strong>in</strong>e.<br />

MÓNICA TRISTÁN<br />

Cea River, Monasterio <strong>de</strong> Vega<br />

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<strong>Valladolid</strong><br />

<strong>The</strong> vast extensions <strong>of</strong><br />

the cereal farmland<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>Tierra</strong> <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

is dotted with some orig<strong>in</strong>al<br />

and beautiful examples<br />

<strong>of</strong> traditional architecture<br />

ma<strong>de</strong> <strong>of</strong> local clay i<strong>de</strong>al for<br />

mak<strong>in</strong>g adobe and mud<br />

walls.<br />

And one <strong>of</strong> the most important<br />

<strong>in</strong>stances <strong>of</strong> this k<strong>in</strong>d <strong>of</strong><br />

folk architecture is the traditional<br />

adobe pigeon-houses<br />

where the birds live.<br />

Mayorga <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

Bread Museum<br />

<strong>The</strong> variety is the common<br />

<strong>de</strong>nom<strong>in</strong>ator <strong>of</strong> this route,<br />

with square, rectangular,<br />

horseshoe-shaped, cyl<strong>in</strong>drical<br />

pigeon-houses, with or<br />

without patios, ornamented<br />

or not, etc…<br />

Two k<strong>in</strong>ds <strong>of</strong> pigeons live <strong>in</strong><br />

the pigeon-houses: the feral<br />

pigeon (Columba livia) and<br />

the stock dove (Columba<br />

oenas).<br />

Bolaños <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

As well as <strong>Tierra</strong> <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

this route also goes through<br />

Palencia, Zamora and the<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>of</strong> Portugal, the i<strong>de</strong>a<br />

is that visitors do not only<br />

go to the places where they<br />

can see these constructions<br />

but also to where there are<br />

other artistic and cultural<br />

elements along the way.<br />

Torre <strong>de</strong> Santiago<br />

Viewpo<strong>in</strong>t and observatory<br />

Melgar <strong>de</strong> Arriba<br />

En<strong>de</strong>mic Birdlife<br />

Interpretation Centre<br />

Monasterio <strong>de</strong> Vega<br />

Melgar <strong>de</strong> Abajo<br />

Hunt<strong>in</strong>g Interpretation<br />

Centre<br />

Santervás <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

Saelices <strong>de</strong> Mayorga<br />

Villalba <strong>de</strong> La Loma<br />

Villacarralón<br />

Torre San Andrés<br />

viewpo<strong>in</strong>ts<br />

Fontihoyuelo<br />

Viewpo<strong>in</strong>t<br />

Villanueva <strong>de</strong> La Con<strong>de</strong>sa and observatory<br />

Astronomical viewpo<strong>in</strong>t Herrín <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

and observatory<br />

Becilla <strong>de</strong> Val<strong>de</strong>raduey<br />

Museum <strong>of</strong><br />

Villalón Farm<strong>in</strong>g <strong>of</strong> Yesteryear<br />

Villacid <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong> <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong> Calzado Vibot shoe museum<br />

Cheese Museum and<br />

el Abuelo Pigeon-house Villafra<strong>de</strong>s <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

Villavicencio <strong>de</strong><br />

los Caballeros<br />

Transnational<br />

route <strong>of</strong><br />

the pigeon-houses<br />

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Transnational route <strong>of</strong><br />

the pigeon-houses<br />

P<strong>in</strong>geon-house, Villalón <strong>Campos</strong><br />

HÉCTOR APARICIO<br />

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<strong>Tierra</strong> <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

<strong>Valladolid</strong><br />

Melgar <strong>de</strong> Arriba<br />

Torre <strong>de</strong> Santiago<br />

Viewpo<strong>in</strong>t and observatory<br />

Route <strong>of</strong><br />

the Bird<br />

Hotspots<br />

and<br />

Observatories<br />

Astronomical viewpo<strong>in</strong>t<br />

and observatory<br />

Villanueva <strong>de</strong> La Con<strong>de</strong>sa<br />

Herrín <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

Viewpo<strong>in</strong>t<br />

and observatory<br />

Lesser Kestrel<br />

Observation po<strong>in</strong>t<br />

Cuenca <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

Tamariz <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

Observatory <strong>of</strong> the Lagoon<br />

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Route <strong>of</strong> the Bird Hotspots<br />

and Observatories<br />

JOSÉ CARLOS DÍAZ<br />

Lesser kestrel observation po<strong>in</strong>t <strong>in</strong> Cuenca <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

<strong>The</strong> Bird Route <strong>in</strong> <strong>Tierra</strong>s<br />

<strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong> follows<br />

two paths that<br />

are well signposted to gui<strong>de</strong><br />

you along the tracks so that<br />

you can appreciate and see<br />

the species you will f<strong>in</strong>d on<br />

route.<br />

<strong>The</strong> first route runs through<br />

the municipal area <strong>of</strong> Melgar<br />

<strong>de</strong> Arriba where you can<br />

see western marsh harrier,<br />

mallards, lesser kestrels,<br />

bustards and grey herons, to<br />

mention a few.<br />

You have to go to Cuenca <strong>de</strong><br />

<strong>Campos</strong> to start the second<br />

route, where there is a viewpo<strong>in</strong>t<br />

where you can watch<br />

the local colony <strong>of</strong> lesser<br />

kestrels. This it<strong>in</strong>erary also<br />

runs through the municipal<br />

area <strong>of</strong> Villabruz <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong>.<br />

Castilla and León has 17<br />

<strong>in</strong>terest<strong>in</strong>g bird-watch<strong>in</strong>g<br />

routes through nature areas<br />

where you can also see<br />

other fauna, you can fulfill<br />

your expectations relatively<br />

easily if you pick the right<br />

time <strong>of</strong> year.<br />

You have to hold <strong>in</strong> m<strong>in</strong>d<br />

that the species may vary<br />

from w<strong>in</strong>ter to spr<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

<strong>The</strong> great bustard is queen<br />

<strong>of</strong> the cereal farmland, at<br />

0.9 metres high, a metre<br />

long and with a w<strong>in</strong>gspan<br />

<strong>of</strong> two metres, its weight <strong>of</strong><br />

over 18 kilos makes it the<br />

heaviest bird <strong>in</strong> the world<br />

that can fly.<br />

Out <strong>of</strong> the many birds it is<br />

worth mention<strong>in</strong>g the little<br />

bustard. <strong>The</strong> lesser kestrel<br />

becomes a habitual resi<strong>de</strong>nt<br />

<strong>in</strong> spr<strong>in</strong>g, the same as the<br />

black kite. You can also see<br />

other <strong>in</strong>terest<strong>in</strong>g raptors.<br />

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<strong>Tierra</strong> <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

<strong>Valladolid</strong><br />

Route <strong>of</strong> the<br />

Museums<br />

Museum <strong>of</strong> Farm<strong>in</strong>g <strong>of</strong> Yesteryear <strong>in</strong> Villalón <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

To Valencia <strong>de</strong> Don Juan<br />

N-601<br />

To León<br />

En<strong>de</strong>mic Birdlife<br />

Interpretation Centre<br />

Monasterio <strong>de</strong> Vega<br />

To Sahagún<br />

ADRI VN<br />

C-621<br />

Saelices <strong>de</strong> Mayorga<br />

Hunt<strong>in</strong>g Interpretation<br />

Centre<br />

Mayorga<br />

Bread Museum<br />

Route <strong>of</strong><br />

the Museums<br />

To Villada<br />

Museum <strong>of</strong> Farm<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>of</strong> Yesteryear<br />

Villalón<br />

Calzado Vibot shoe museum<br />

Cheese Museum and<br />

el Abuelo Pigeon-house<br />

To Benavente<br />

N-610<br />

Cuenca <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

Lesser Kestrel<br />

Observation po<strong>in</strong>t<br />

Museum <strong>of</strong> Religious Art<br />

N-601<br />

C-611<br />

N-610<br />

To Palencia<br />

Pork Produce Museum<br />

Palazuelo <strong>de</strong> Vedija<br />

To <strong>Valladolid</strong><br />

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Calzado Vibot shoe museum <strong>in</strong> Villalón <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

ADRI VN<br />

This route <strong>in</strong>clu<strong>de</strong>s<br />

the most attractive<br />

museums and <strong>in</strong>terpretation<br />

centres <strong>in</strong> the<br />

district. <strong>The</strong> Bread Museum<br />

<strong>in</strong> Mayorga <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong> is<br />

the first <strong>of</strong> its k<strong>in</strong>d <strong>in</strong> Spa<strong>in</strong>.<br />

It is housed <strong>in</strong> the church<br />

<strong>of</strong> San Juan <strong>de</strong> Mayorga <strong>de</strong><br />

<strong>Campos</strong>, which has been<br />

specifically rehabilitated to<br />

do this.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Cheese Mak<strong>in</strong>g Museum<br />

<strong>in</strong> Villalón <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

is housed <strong>in</strong> the build<strong>in</strong>gs <strong>of</strong><br />

the old schools <strong>in</strong> avenida<br />

<strong>de</strong>l Parque.<br />

Additionally you can visit<br />

the Interpretation Centre <strong>of</strong><br />

Pork Products <strong>in</strong> Palazuelo<br />

<strong>de</strong> Vedija, the En<strong>de</strong>mic<br />

Birdlife Interpretation Centre<br />

<strong>in</strong> Monasterio <strong>de</strong> Vega,<br />

the Hunt<strong>in</strong>g Interpretation<br />

Centre <strong>in</strong> Saelices <strong>de</strong> Mayorga;<br />

as well as the Calzado<br />

Vibot shoe museum, “El<br />

Palomar <strong>de</strong>l Abuelo” is the<br />

Interpretation Centre <strong>of</strong><br />

the pigeon-houses and the<br />

Farm<strong>in</strong>g <strong>of</strong> Yesteryear Exhibition<br />

<strong>in</strong> Villalón <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

not forgett<strong>in</strong>g the Museum<br />

<strong>of</strong> Religious Art <strong>in</strong> Cuenca <strong>de</strong><br />

<strong>Campos</strong>.<br />

Bread Museum. Mayorga<br />

Tel. +34 983 751 625<br />

Hunt<strong>in</strong>g Interpretation Centre.<br />

Saelices <strong>de</strong> Mayorga<br />

Town Hall. +34 987 785 143<br />

En<strong>de</strong>mic Birdlife Interpretation<br />

Centre <strong>in</strong> Monasterio<br />

<strong>de</strong> Vega.<br />

Town Hall. +34 987 785 151<br />

Cheese Museum and el<br />

Abuelo Pigeon-house. Villalón<br />

<strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

Town Hall. +34 983 740 011<br />

Calzado Vibot shoe museum.<br />

Villalón <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

Tel. +34 983 740 213<br />

Museum <strong>of</strong> Farm<strong>in</strong>g <strong>of</strong> Yesteryear.<br />

Villalón <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

Tel. +34 983 740 951<br />

Museum <strong>of</strong> Religious Art<br />

Cuenca <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong> <strong>in</strong> the<br />

parish church <strong>of</strong> the Sa<strong>in</strong>ts<br />

Justo and Pastor<br />

Tel. +34 983 740 479 /<br />

+34 645 127 866<br />

Pork Produce Museum<br />

Palazuelo <strong>de</strong> Vedija<br />

Town Hall. +34 983 700 025<br />

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<strong>Tierra</strong> <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

<strong>Valladolid</strong><br />

AlBERTO TOTXO<br />

Church <strong>of</strong> San Pedro Apóstol <strong>in</strong> Berrueces<br />

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Pilgrim Way <strong>of</strong> Sa<strong>in</strong>t James to<br />

Santiago<br />

Sahagún<br />

Melgar<br />

<strong>de</strong> Arriba<br />

Torre <strong>de</strong> Santiago<br />

Viewpo<strong>in</strong>t and observatory<br />

Pilgrim Way <strong>of</strong><br />

Sa<strong>in</strong>t James<br />

to Santiago<br />

Museum <strong>of</strong> Farm<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>of</strong> Yesteryear<br />

Calzado Vibot shoe museum<br />

Cheese Museum and<br />

el Abuelo Pigeon-house<br />

Museum <strong>of</strong> Religious Art<br />

Lesser Kestrel<br />

Observation po<strong>in</strong>t Observatory <strong>of</strong><br />

the Lagoon<br />

Moral <strong>de</strong> la Re<strong>in</strong>a<br />

Berrueces<br />

Santervás <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

Fontihoyuelo<br />

Cuenca <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

Villalón<br />

<strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

Tamariz <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

Other<br />

option<br />

Med<strong>in</strong>a <strong>de</strong><br />

Rioseco<br />

This is one <strong>of</strong> the ma<strong>in</strong><br />

stretches <strong>of</strong> the pilgrim<br />

way.<br />

<strong>The</strong> stretch through <strong>Tierra</strong><br />

<strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong> goes through<br />

Berrueces (landmarks:<br />

Church <strong>of</strong> San Pedro Apóstol,<br />

the hermitage <strong>of</strong> Virgen<br />

<strong>de</strong> Pedrosa and the pigeonhouses<br />

<strong>in</strong> the surround<strong>in</strong>g<br />

area); Moral <strong>de</strong> la Re<strong>in</strong>a<br />

(the church <strong>of</strong> Santa María,<br />

tower and ru<strong>in</strong>s <strong>of</strong> the<br />

church <strong>of</strong> San Juan); Cuenca<br />

<strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong> (the church <strong>of</strong><br />

Santa María <strong>de</strong>l Castillo–<br />

Museum <strong>of</strong> Religious Art,<br />

the church <strong>of</strong> Santos Justo<br />

y Pastor–Parish Museum,<br />

Monastery <strong>of</strong> the Claras and<br />

Hermitage <strong>of</strong> San Bernard<strong>in</strong>o);<br />

Villalón <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong> (the<br />

stone Column, church <strong>of</strong> San<br />

Miguel, church <strong>of</strong> San Juan<br />

Bautista, hermitage <strong>de</strong>dicated<br />

to Our Lady <strong>of</strong> Founta<strong>in</strong>s);<br />

Fontihoyuelo (church<br />

<strong>of</strong> San Salvador); Santervás<br />

<strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong>, birthplace <strong>of</strong><br />

the Conquistador Ponce <strong>de</strong><br />

León (church <strong>of</strong> the martyrs<br />

Gervasio and San Protasio);<br />

and f<strong>in</strong>ally Melgar <strong>de</strong> Arriba<br />

(church <strong>of</strong> San Miguel and<br />

the church <strong>of</strong> Santiago).<br />

<strong>The</strong>re is an alternative<br />

route by access<strong>in</strong>g Cuenca<br />

<strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong> directly from<br />

Med<strong>in</strong>a <strong>de</strong> Rioseco through<br />

Tamariz <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong>.<br />

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<strong>Tierra</strong> <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

<strong>Valladolid</strong><br />

ESTRELLA ANDRÉS<br />

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Not to be missed<br />

Plazas Mayores<br />

One <strong>of</strong> the characteristic<br />

elements <strong>of</strong> folk architecture<br />

<strong>in</strong> Castilla and Leon are<br />

the plazas mayors or ma<strong>in</strong><br />

squares. <strong>The</strong>y are open<br />

spaces framed by arca<strong>de</strong>s<br />

supported by stone columns<br />

which form arca<strong>de</strong>d shopp<strong>in</strong>g<br />

streets. <strong>The</strong> plaza or<br />

square also had other uses<br />

as well as the usual urban<br />

functions, popular uses<br />

like markets, political acts,<br />

religious (acts <strong>of</strong> faith) and<br />

festivals (bullfights).<br />

<strong>The</strong> Castilla canal<br />

Rollo: Flamboyant Gothic column <strong>in</strong> Villalón <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

<strong>The</strong> Castilla canal cuts<br />

through the district from<br />

north to south, a great work<br />

<strong>of</strong> hydraulic eng<strong>in</strong>eer<strong>in</strong>g<br />

from the eighteenth and<br />

n<strong>in</strong>eteenth centuries, it<br />

runs along 207 kilometres<br />

through the prov<strong>in</strong>ces <strong>of</strong><br />

Palencia, Burgos and <strong>Valladolid</strong>,<br />

divi<strong>de</strong>d <strong>in</strong> three<br />

branches. It was built to<br />

transport wheat to the ports<br />

<strong>in</strong> the north by towed river<br />

transport (barges towed by<br />

horses and beasts <strong>of</strong> bur<strong>de</strong>n),<br />

the <strong>Campos</strong> branch<br />

goes through Villanueva <strong>de</strong><br />

San Mancio and Tamariz <strong>de</strong><br />

<strong>Campos</strong>.<br />

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<strong>Tierra</strong> <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

<strong>Valladolid</strong><br />

JUAN BLANCO<br />

Roman road and bridge <strong>in</strong><br />

Becilla <strong>de</strong> Val<strong>de</strong>raduey<br />

<strong>The</strong> Iberian network <strong>of</strong> Roman<br />

roads mentions the one<br />

that runs along the Duero<br />

valley from Astúrica Augusta<br />

(Astorga) to Caesar Augusta<br />

(Zaragoza), cross<strong>in</strong>g the<br />

plateau through this district<br />

with rema<strong>in</strong>s <strong>in</strong> Becilla <strong>de</strong><br />

Val<strong>de</strong>raduey and the only<br />

Roman bridge <strong>in</strong> the prov<strong>in</strong>ce<br />

<strong>of</strong> <strong>Valladolid</strong> stretch<strong>in</strong>g<br />

over the river together with<br />

parts <strong>of</strong> the Roman road,<br />

<strong>de</strong>clared to be <strong>of</strong> Cultural<br />

Interest.<br />

Mu<strong>de</strong>jar or Spanish<br />

Moorish art<br />

<strong>The</strong>re are many churches <strong>in</strong><br />

Spanish Moorish Mu<strong>de</strong>jar<br />

art style <strong>in</strong> the north <strong>of</strong> the<br />

prov<strong>in</strong>ce <strong>of</strong> <strong>Valladolid</strong>. As<br />

an example we can mention<br />

the church <strong>of</strong> Santa María <strong>de</strong><br />

Arbás <strong>in</strong> Mayorga. Declared<br />

to be an Artistic Historic<br />

Monument, it is one <strong>of</strong> the<br />

best examples <strong>of</strong> Mu<strong>de</strong>jar<br />

art <strong>in</strong> the district. <strong>The</strong> build<strong>in</strong>g<br />

with its two naves was<br />

built <strong>in</strong> the fifteenth century<br />

with a door that opens <strong>in</strong> a<br />

horseshoe arch.<br />

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Roman road and bridge <strong>in</strong> Becilla <strong>de</strong> Val<strong>de</strong>raduey<br />

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<strong>Tierra</strong> <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

<strong>Valladolid</strong><br />

Paloteo dance <strong>in</strong> Herrín <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

ADRI VN<br />

Festivals and<br />

Traditions<br />

Three towns <strong>in</strong> the district<br />

have had their Holy Week<br />

celebrations <strong>de</strong>clared to be<br />

<strong>of</strong> Prov<strong>in</strong>cial Tourist Interest:<br />

Cuenca <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong>, Villalón<br />

<strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong> and Villavicencio<br />

<strong>de</strong> los Caballeros.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Vítor festival <strong>in</strong> Mayorga.<br />

This festival has been<br />

<strong>de</strong>clared to be <strong>of</strong> Spanish<br />

Tourist Interest and there<br />

has been a torch lit procession<br />

commemorat<strong>in</strong>g the<br />

relics <strong>of</strong> Santo Toribio every<br />

27th September s<strong>in</strong>ce 1737.<br />

Mayorga also celebrates<br />

their Trovadas and Habaneras<br />

famous song festival on<br />

the last weekend <strong>in</strong> July.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Prov<strong>in</strong>cial Market <strong>in</strong><br />

Villalón <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong> also attracts<br />

many visitors on the<br />

second weekend <strong>in</strong> June<br />

commemorat<strong>in</strong>g when<br />

K<strong>in</strong>g Fernando III granted<br />

the town the right to hold a<br />

market <strong>in</strong> 1250.<br />

It is also worth mention<strong>in</strong>g<br />

the Paloteo dance, a folk<br />

dance with sticks or poles,<br />

<strong>in</strong> Villafra<strong>de</strong>s <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

and the Auto sacramental, a<br />

k<strong>in</strong>d <strong>of</strong> morality or passion<br />

play <strong>in</strong> Herrín <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong>,<br />

La Cor<strong>de</strong>rada, a Nativity<br />

play enacted on Christmas<br />

Eve <strong>in</strong> Castroponce <strong>de</strong> Val<strong>de</strong>raduey.<br />

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Festivals and Gastronomy<br />

Without a doubt it is worth<br />

mention<strong>in</strong>g out <strong>of</strong> the<br />

summer festivals the Spanish<br />

festival <strong>of</strong> Alternative<br />

<strong>The</strong>atre <strong>in</strong> Urones <strong>de</strong> Castroponce<br />

dur<strong>in</strong>g the second<br />

fortnight <strong>of</strong> August.<br />

Gastronomy<br />

<strong>Tierra</strong> <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong> has a<br />

varied cuis<strong>in</strong>e based on its<br />

natural resources that have<br />

conditioned a cuis<strong>in</strong>e and<br />

food products that mix craft<br />

and tradition with the creativity<br />

and orig<strong>in</strong>ality <strong>of</strong> the<br />

local people.<br />

White Bread. Very fresh<br />

bread, s<strong>of</strong>t and white <strong>in</strong>si<strong>de</strong><br />

with a crispy crust, ma<strong>de</strong><br />

with a special k<strong>in</strong>d <strong>of</strong> local<br />

wheat flour.<br />

Pata <strong>de</strong> Mulo or cheese<br />

from Villalón. <strong>The</strong> cereal<br />

farmland is a great graz<strong>in</strong>g<br />

area for sheep and the result<br />

is magnificent ewes’ milk<br />

cheeses, the Pata <strong>de</strong> Mulo<br />

or cheese from Villalón is an<br />

excellent example because<br />

<strong>of</strong> its tradition and fame.<br />

Pigeons or young doves<br />

from Nidal. <strong>The</strong> traditional<br />

pigeon-houses hold a <strong>de</strong>licious<br />

<strong>de</strong>licacy <strong>in</strong>si<strong>de</strong> the<br />

mud walls. <strong>The</strong> stock doves<br />

and pigeons are a quality<br />

product that until relatively<br />

recently were only for their<br />

own use.<br />

Suckl<strong>in</strong>g lamb from Castilla<br />

and León. <strong>The</strong> Geographical<br />

Indication (GI) was created<br />

to protect the quality and<br />

also to guarantee the orig<strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>of</strong> the products, certify<strong>in</strong>g<br />

that the meat comes from<br />

lambs <strong>of</strong> Churra, Castilian<br />

and Ojalada breeds exclusively<br />

fed on ewes’ milk.<br />

Sausages, cooked meats<br />

and hams. Thanks to the climate<br />

this district has always<br />

had a tradition <strong>of</strong> cooked<br />

meats; spicy sausages, pork<br />

lo<strong>in</strong>, chorizo and salami type<br />

sausage called salchichon<br />

are unforgettable starters.<br />

Castilian or small grey lentils<br />

from <strong>Tierra</strong> <strong>de</strong> Campo. This<br />

pulse vegetable, because<br />

<strong>of</strong> its special characteristics<br />

<strong>of</strong> size, taste and flavour,<br />

makes a simple dish <strong>of</strong> lentils<br />

a pleasure with its own<br />

name. It has its own Geographical<br />

Indication (GI).<br />

W<strong>in</strong>es from <strong>Tierra</strong> <strong>de</strong> León.<br />

This district comes un<strong>de</strong>r<br />

the <strong>de</strong>nom<strong>in</strong>ation <strong>of</strong> orig<strong>in</strong><br />

and quality <strong>of</strong> “V<strong>in</strong>o <strong>de</strong> la<br />

<strong>Tierra</strong> <strong>de</strong> León” that due to<br />

the prieto picudo red w<strong>in</strong>e<br />

grape produces good value<br />

w<strong>in</strong>e.<br />

Other <strong>de</strong>licacies. You should<br />

also try the sparkl<strong>in</strong>g w<strong>in</strong>e,<br />

ma<strong>de</strong> us<strong>in</strong>g craft methods;<br />

Castilian cheese ma<strong>de</strong> with<br />

pasteurized ewes’ milk;<br />

doughnuts dipped <strong>in</strong> egg to<br />

make them sh<strong>in</strong>y and gol<strong>de</strong>n;<br />

olive oil buns, round, flat<br />

bread loaves; pork scratch<strong>in</strong>gs;<br />

fried cakes called<br />

orejuelas, typical dur<strong>in</strong>g the<br />

carnival; and f<strong>in</strong>ally buns<br />

<strong>de</strong>dicated to Our Lady <strong>of</strong><br />

Founta<strong>in</strong>s that are eaten <strong>in</strong><br />

Villalón <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong> <strong>in</strong> September.<br />

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<strong>Tierra</strong> <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Valladolid</strong><br />

Webs<br />

Audio-gui<strong>de</strong>s <strong>in</strong> Spanish<br />

Villalón <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

Villavicencio <strong>de</strong> los Caballeros<br />

Bola<br />

Herrín <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

Urones <strong>de</strong> Castroponce<br />

Mel<br />

Audio-gui<strong>de</strong>s <strong>in</strong> Spanish<br />

<strong>in</strong> Youtube.<br />

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INTERNET LINKS<br />

01. LANDSCAPES AND NATURE<br />

Observe the beauty <strong>of</strong> the landscapes<br />

and nature <strong>of</strong> <strong>Tierra</strong> <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong>. Not<br />

everyth<strong>in</strong>g is dry and yellow <strong>in</strong> Castilla<br />

and León.<br />

02. RURAL TOURISM Are you <strong>in</strong><br />

need <strong>of</strong> a weekend break? In <strong>Tierra</strong> <strong>de</strong><br />

<strong>Campos</strong> you can enjoy direct contact<br />

with the nature<br />

03. GASTRONOMY <strong>The</strong> <strong>Tierra</strong> <strong>de</strong><br />

<strong>Campos</strong> cuis<strong>in</strong>e mixes craft and tradition<br />

with the creativity and orig<strong>in</strong>ality <strong>of</strong> the<br />

local people.<br />

ños <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

04. CULTURAL HERITAGE It also<br />

<strong>of</strong>fers a great artistic wealth with stately<br />

build<strong>in</strong>gs and churches that have seen<br />

the pass <strong>of</strong> centuries.<br />

<strong>05.</strong> NATURAL HERITAGE An<br />

extensive and beautiful heritage where<br />

they are try<strong>in</strong>g to keep the birdlife for<br />

future generations.<br />

gar <strong>de</strong> Abajo<br />

06. VILLAGES Discover the beauty <strong>of</strong><br />

the villages and small towns <strong>in</strong> <strong>Tierra</strong> <strong>de</strong><br />

<strong>Campos</strong>. <strong>The</strong> wealth <strong>of</strong> the local people,<br />

their customs and culture.<br />

07. ROUTES Discover the most beautiful<br />

routes through <strong>Tierra</strong> <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong>.<br />

Places full <strong>of</strong> history, landscapes and<br />

monuments.<br />

08. AMENITIES<br />

09. INTERNET LINKS<br />

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<strong>Tierra</strong> <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

<strong>Valladolid</strong><br />

Information<br />

ADRI <strong>Valladolid</strong> Norte<br />

Avda. <strong>de</strong>l Parque, 10<br />

47600 Villalón <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

(<strong>Valladolid</strong>)<br />

Tel. +34 983 761 145<br />

adrivall@tierra<strong>de</strong>campos.com<br />

www.tierra<strong>de</strong>campos.com<br />

www.naturcampos.com<br />

OT Mayorga. Panera <strong>de</strong><br />

San Juan. Ctra, <strong>de</strong> Sahagún,<br />

47. Tel. +34 983 752 027<br />

OT Villalón <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

C/ Rabanal, 4.<br />

Tel. +34 983 761 185<br />

Town Halls<br />

Mancomunidad Zona Norte<br />

Tel. +34 983 741 039<br />

Aguilar <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

Tel. +34 983 730 001<br />

Becilla <strong>de</strong> Val<strong>de</strong>raduey<br />

Tel. +34 983 746 001<br />

Berrueces<br />

Tel. +34 983 700 002<br />

Bolaños <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

Tel. +34 983 757 101<br />

Bustillo <strong>de</strong> Chaves<br />

Tel. +34 983 740 027<br />

Cabezón <strong>de</strong> Val<strong>de</strong>raduey<br />

Tel. +34 983 756 062<br />

Castroponce <strong>de</strong><br />

Val<strong>de</strong>raduey<br />

Tel. +34 983 756 101<br />

Ce<strong>in</strong>os <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

Tel. +34 983 760 001<br />

Cuenca <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

Tel. +34 983 740 006<br />

Fontihoyuelo<br />

Tel. +34 983 741 161<br />

Gatón <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

Tel. +34 983 760 401<br />

Herrín <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

Tel. +34 983 740 963<br />

Mayorga <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

Tel. +34 983 751 003<br />

Melgar <strong>de</strong> Abajo<br />

Tel. +34 983 785 041<br />

Melgar <strong>de</strong> Arriba<br />

Tel. +34 983 785 003<br />

Monasterio <strong>de</strong> Vega<br />

Tel. +34 983 785 151<br />

Moral <strong>de</strong> la Re<strong>in</strong>a<br />

Tel. +34 983 710 001<br />

Palazuelo <strong>de</strong> Vedija<br />

Tel. +34 983 700 025<br />

Qu<strong>in</strong>tanillla <strong>de</strong>l Molar<br />

Tel. +34 980 666 436<br />

Roales <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

Tel. +34 980 665 006<br />

Saelices <strong>de</strong> Mayorga<br />

Tel. +34 983 785 143<br />

Santervás <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

Tel. +34 983 785 196<br />

La Unión <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

Tel. +34 983 754 101<br />

Urones <strong>de</strong> Castroponce<br />

Tel. +34 983 754 202<br />

Valdunquillo<br />

Tel. +34 983 754 301<br />

Vega <strong>de</strong> Ruiponce<br />

Tel. +34 987 785 181<br />

Villacarralón<br />

Tel. +34 983 740 435<br />

Villacid <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

Tel. +34 983 740 002<br />

Villafra<strong>de</strong>s <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

Tel. +34 983 740 488<br />

Villagómez La Nueva<br />

Tel. +34 983 756 006<br />

Villalán <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

Tel. +34 983 757 301<br />

Villalón <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

Tel. +34 983 740 011<br />

Villamuriel <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

Tel. +34 983 716 151<br />

Villanueva <strong>de</strong> La Con<strong>de</strong>sa<br />

Tel. +34 983 756 111<br />

Villavicencio <strong>de</strong> los Caballeros<br />

Tel. +34 983 757 201<br />

Accommodation<br />

Casa Rural El Cantón<br />

Becilla <strong>de</strong> Val<strong>de</strong>raduey<br />

Tel. +34 983746019<br />

CTR La Huerta Mantilla<br />

Bolaños <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

Tel. +34 983757302<br />

http://www.lahuertamantilla.com<br />

Albergue<br />

Cuenca <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

Tel. +34 983740006<br />

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Practical <strong>in</strong>formation<br />

to prepare your trip<br />

CTR Bo<strong>de</strong>ga la Tata<br />

Cuenca <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

Tel. +34 983761131<br />

http://www.ctrlatata.com<br />

CTR Los Oficios<br />

Gatón <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

Tel. +34 983760442<br />

http://www.casarurallos<strong>of</strong>icios.com<br />

HRte el Madrileño<br />

Mayorga <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

Tel. +34 983751039<br />

http://www.hotelmadrileño.com<br />

Casa Rural La Huerta<br />

Palazuelo <strong>de</strong> Vedija<br />

Tel. +34 983303301<br />

CTR Fuerte San Mauricio<br />

Palazuelo <strong>de</strong> Vedija<br />

Tel. +34 983701910<br />

http://bit.ly/13Qwovf<br />

Albergue<br />

Santervás <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

CTR Qu<strong>in</strong>ta <strong>de</strong>l Canal<br />

Tamariz <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

Tel. +34 983760423<br />

http://www.qu<strong>in</strong>ta<strong>de</strong>lcanal.com<br />

Albergue<br />

Villalón <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

Tel. +34 983740011<br />

Casa Rural El Encuentro<br />

Villalón <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

Tel. +34 983740767<br />

http://bit.ly/1orbI68<br />

HRte Casa Peña<br />

Villalón <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

Tel. +34 983740233<br />

HR La Venta <strong>de</strong>l Alón<br />

Villalón <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

Tel. +34 983740951<br />

http://www.venta<strong>de</strong>lalon.es<br />

PRte Becares<br />

Villalón <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

Tel. +34 983740167<br />

CTR R<strong>in</strong>cón <strong>de</strong> Doña Inés<br />

Villanueva <strong>de</strong> La Con<strong>de</strong>sa<br />

Tel. +34 983756067, Mov.<br />

+34 679077055<br />

http://www.r<strong>in</strong>con<strong>in</strong>es.com<br />

La Posada <strong>de</strong>l Canal<br />

Villanueva <strong>de</strong> San Mancio<br />

Tel. +34 983700705, Mov.<br />

+34 610521204<br />

http://bit.ly/13Qxg33<br />

Hotel Rural La Hidalga<br />

Villavicencio <strong>de</strong> los Caballeros<br />

Tel. +34 983757069<br />

Restaurants<br />

Buenavista<br />

Tel. +34 983746110<br />

Becilla <strong>de</strong> Val<strong>de</strong>raduey<br />

La Huerta Mantilla<br />

Tel. +34 983757302<br />

Bolaños <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

La Fortaleza<br />

Tel. +34 983756003<br />

Castroponce <strong>de</strong> Val<strong>de</strong>raduey<br />

Ce<strong>in</strong>os<br />

Tel. +34 983760014<br />

Ce<strong>in</strong>os <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

La Tata.<br />

Tel. +34 983761131<br />

Los Oficios<br />

Tel. +34 983760442<br />

Gatón <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

El Madrileño<br />

Tel. +34 983751039<br />

El Arco<br />

Tel. +34 983751127<br />

Santa Ana<br />

Tel. +34 983751598<br />

Mayorga <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

Casa Peña<br />

Tel. +34 983740233<br />

PRte Becares<br />

Tel. +34 983740167<br />

Lalo<br />

Tel. +34 983740762<br />

Villalón <strong>de</strong> <strong>Campos</strong><br />

El R<strong>in</strong>cón <strong>de</strong> Doña Inés<br />

Tel. +34 983756067<br />

Villanueva <strong>de</strong> la Con<strong>de</strong>sa<br />

Escu<strong>de</strong>ro<br />

Tel. +34 983757427<br />

Villavicencio <strong>de</strong> los Caballeros<br />

Attention: All the l<strong>in</strong>ks <strong>in</strong><br />

the magaz<strong>in</strong>e take you to<br />

pages <strong>in</strong> Spanish<br />

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