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Añe

Añe

This town, which has the shortest name of all the provincial geography, attributes the origin of its denomination to a medieval settler, and that was originally called Fannius, which derived in Fañe.

Although it belonged administratively to the town of Armuña several years since its incorporation into 1972, it was segregated from it in 1981. Its hundred inhabitants continue to live on agriculture fundamentally.

The town has also depended for a long time on the Moros River, which bathes the term before flowing into the Eresma River. In the area there are black poplars, black poplars and some pine trees thanks to which the logging activity is very important. This contribution of wood, together with the grass cattle, together with cereal crops and vineyard. The willows and ash trees give rise to a rich and highly valued soto that was about to be flooded by the Bernardos reservoir, projected on several occasions throughout the 20th century.

What to see

Parish Church of San Juan Bautista

It is located in one of the entrances of the town, and is dedicated to San Juan Bautista. It is a simple and at the same time worthy building whose oldest brick factory was built in Gothic Mudejar period, from which time it retains a good arched niche, on which is installed the bell tower and the belfry, also made of brick. Already in Baroque times the temple was very reformed, corresponding to this artistic style as it can be contemplated in its interior.

Hermitage of the Holy Christ of the Afflicted

Built in the eighteenth or nineteenth century, it is a rectangular building, topped by a wooden roof and hipped roof. Its walls are plastered. The access door is oriented to the west. Inside there is a small pulpit to the right of the head and a baroque altarpiece with a Christ in its center. Outside there is the village cemetery.

Nature

The soto or fresneda, alamedas and thousands of trees make up one of the privileged corners of Añe. It is the soto or fresneda, the most beautiful place in this town. Trees that begin their life and other centenarians live in this space in which you can see unique specimens forged over the years and chosen by numerous animals as habitat. Also aquatic fauna coexists in this corner of Añe, bathed by the river Moros, and chosen by many visitors to walk through this town through which even one of the routes of the Camino de Santiago passes.

The Moros River has great natural wealth, which is expressed in the presence of ducks, storks of various species, royal owls, vultures and even wolves, whose presence has become something unusual for a time to this part; surely since they opened the path that connects the Picos de Europa with Castilla.

Parties

Popular slaughter, end of January, beginning of February.

Santa Cruz, weekend closest to 3 in May.

San Juan. End of June.

Youth Festival, end of July.