From today, Saturday, Pedraza is the center of tourist attention of the province with the celebration of the III Tourist Weekend organized by Prodestur, the tourist agency of the Provincial Council, with the collaboration of the City Council of the town. During this weekend the village of the mountains is the protagonist of this event to promote tourism in its different aspects: gastronomic, heritage, sports, industrial, events and nature.
The Weekend program has started at nine this morning with a cultural and industrial route that has departed from Segovia and has traveled Sotosalbos, the Martinete de Navafría and the Hermitage of Our Lady of Las Vegas before reaching Pedraza, and in which about a hundred people have participated.
Next, another hiking route has begun, in Pedraza, which has traveled 3 kilometers along the path of Las Tongueras, an itinerary that will be repeated tomorrow 23 Sunday starting at 10 in the morning.
They have also organized birding workshops with telescopes and binoculars, which have been developed in the esplanade of Pedraza Castle from twelve noon and until six in the afternoon, and that will be repeated tomorrow Sunday from twelve noon until three in the afternoon.
As for the guided tours of the Villa, they took place at twelve-thirty in the morning and at five in the afternoon, and will be organized again tomorrow at eleven in the morning and twelve-thirty.
All the activities have had a very high participation, because there have been many Segovians who have decided to approach the town on the occasion of this III Tourist Weekend.
Among the acts on Saturday has also been held at the farm of La Perla in El Cubillo a popular meal that has included a barbecue and an Iberian safari where attendees have been able to see Lusitanian horses, bison and wild cattle.
The musical section has been run by the group "The Widows Makers", which has offered a concert since seven in the afternoon at the Plaza de Pedraza. Previously, the dance group of Arcones "La Cachucha" has offered a sample of its most representative repertoire. The day of Saturday has been completed with a tasting tasting of cheese and craft beer organized by the brand Alimentos de Segovia.
Those who have come to the Plaza de Pedraza during the day have been able to take a photograph of their favorite natural setting in Segovia through a chroma with which Prodestur has already attended several Intur fairs.
Tartas children's contest
One of the novelties this year is the celebration "I Concurso Infantil de Tartas Provincia de Segovia" that will feature Samantha Vallejo-Nájera as coordinator and president of the jury. The presentation of the participants will be made tomorrow 23 of September, at 12: 00 hours and the contest will start at 12: 30 hours.
The objective of this contest is the promotion of the Tourist Weekend involving the children through a contest that encourages imagination and creativity. The best flavor will be assessed; the presentation and originality, and the cleanliness in the preparation of the recipes.
During the weekend the main tourist centers of the Villa, both the Castle, the Jail, the House of the Imperial Eagle and the Church (although the temple only in the afternoon) hold days of open doors to the public. Tomorrow, Sunday, they will take place from eleven in the morning to two in the afternoon. The free opening of these enclosures is being possible thanks to the collaboration of the Zuloaga family, the Villa de Pedraza Foundation, Natural Heritage and the Bishopric.
Throughout the day, the youngest children were also able to participate in the Ignacio Zuloaga children's drawing competition that took place in the castle's courtyard.
As a preamble to the activities of the weekend, last Thursday the documentary "Hollywood rolls in Spain" was screened at the Juan Bravo Theater, a work that reviews the films shot in Segovia and the province.
The III Tourist Weekend of the Province has had the involvement and collaboration of the City Council, as well as trade entrepreneurs, hotels and restaurants in the area.
This initiative was created in 2016 with the aim of promoting touristically different corners of the province both among Segovians themselves and among residents of other provinces.
In that first edition, a total of fifteen towns participated, although Martín Muñoz de las Posadas, with its rich historical heritage, played a special role, because it housed the Segovia food fair and craftsmen, a popular meal, a nature workshop for families, a adventure park in the trees and captive balloon.
The II Tourist Weekend traveled to Tierra de Pinares, specifically to Sanchonuño, where the main activities were carried out, in which food and gastronomy were important. They also shared acts of that weekend towns such as Cuéllar, Samboal or Navas de Oro.