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Ituero and Lama

Ituero and Lama

The origins of Ituero and Lama are uncertain, and point to the regrouping of several population centers established in the Middle Ages bringing families from Galicia to the area. The current name of Ituero and Lama would come from two towns, the Caserío de Fituero and the one of Lama.

The present town is located on the top of a hill on the sinuous course of the Piezga stream, which cuts through granite and limestone cliffs. The lime was precisely an important source of income for its inhabitants for many years, being a provider of much of the province, and proof of this are the remains of their ovens scattered around the town.

What to see

The Parochial Church, of the XVIII century, consecrated to Santiago Apostle. It is a Gothic late building, made of granite from Villacastin, consisting of 3 ships and octagonal apse with wooden cover. In his main altarpiece he conserves the late Mannerist work of the Segovian Pedro Rodríguez. Part of his treasure are some pieces of silver, such as a ciborium made in Segovia at the end of the seventeenth century, a baptismal shell, and a gift limosnero chalice from Queen Elizabeth II.

In the surroundings of the town we can also find memories of the old trades of its people, like a foal to shoe, or the washings, where the women came to wash until the arrival of running water to the houses.