Orbaneja del castillo pozas

Orbaneja del castillo pozas

poza de la sal burgos

This was an alternative route to the so-called French route, which passed through San Martín de Elines and Santa María de Cervatos. Also, the Catholic Monarchs granted this distinguished village the title of Villa, so its inhabitants were exempt from paying taxes.

Its crystalline waters flow at the base of the Cueva del Agua, a cavern that opens in the rocky cliff that presides over the village, and divides it into two parts: Villa and Puebla, completely conditioning the life of its people.

At present, the cave can be visited with a guide and you can walk a long way inside it. Although there is no water in the cave, you can hear the sound of the nearby water echoing off the walls.

In the past, this water used to move the stones of five flour mills distributed around the side of the cave, of which there are still remains today. Its waters plunge some 20 meters towards the Ebro, breaking up into foam over crystal-clear pools of water.

The place, known as the Eras de Orbaneja del Castillo, has a series of stone huts. These constructions, of circular or square plan, built in limestone masonry and with false vaulted roofs, constitute one of the most interesting sets of popular architecture of the province of Burgos. They were used as granaries and shelters in case of storms.

poza de la sal (burgos) you can’t even imagine it.

I think it is one of the most beautiful villages I have ever seen. We didn’t have much time to enjoy it, but we had time to see the waterfall (beautiful) and walk through the streets. The enclave can not be more expectacular, it really is one of the most beautiful villages I’ve seen. No doubt I will return to eat in one of its corners and visit the water cave.

A village worth visiting. A waterfall of crystal clear water flows through the village and down to die in a pool under a bridge, surrounded by trees among which you can see what looks like an old water mill.further, Orbaneja del Castillo is surrounded by a karst landscape, which forms rocks of whimsical figures.if you are in the area, be sure to visit. Of course, the entrance to the village is forbidden to visitors by car.

Wonderful waterfall that crosses the village from its exit from the Cueva del Agua. The opening hours to visit the cave are somewhat poor because it is only open on holidays and Saturdays and Sundays, but the village is very nice and worth a visit, if you stay in the village there are not many places to dine, not to say that there are only 2, the rest are closed.

orbaneja del castillo – hiking in 4k

The village became important during the Middle Ages when Christians, Mozarabs and Jews began to fill its streets. An ancient Camino de Santiago that passed through there motivated the Templars to build the convent of San Albín and a hospital. Later, the Catholic Monarchs granted it the title of villa and its inhabitants were exempt from paying taxes.

At the top of Orbaneja we will find a semicircular hole in the rock through which we can walk. From this viewpoint, we will be able to observe the Risco de los Camellos. It is a rocky area in the shape of a wall formed by natural towers eroded by wind and water.

Its architecture is very typical of the Castilian villages, houses built with tuff stone and wooden sills.    Walking through its streets, we find the Church of Santa Maria, the remains of some flour water mills and narrow Castilian streets with stone houses and wooden balconies.

If you like hiking Orbaneja del Castillo depart from different routes to enjoy the environment as the Valley of Sedano.  We can also visit the Cueva del Níspero (Medlar Cave) next to the village cemetery.

orbaneja del castillo

Although today we leave the hotel in Bisjueces we cannot leave without visiting Orbaneja del Castillo. So we have clear our route today in Burgos, day 2: Orbaneja del Castillo and submerged church of the Embalse del Ebro.

First we go down the path of the pools, they are just a few meters and will not take you long, but it is really worth approaching the water to this point. At times it seems that they have filters or they have put something to have this color, it’s almost like teleporting you to the most paradisiacal beaches of Zanzibar.

Then we crossed the bridge to the waterfall, it is a little difficult to see it well because it is on the edge of the road and you have to be aware of the vehicles coming. Anyway, although the perspective is not the same, to the right of the waterfall there are stairs that border it and take you to the center. If the blue dominated the pools, the green color of the waterfalls is out of this world. Seriously, this is to date one of the most beautiful villages we have ever visited.

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