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The FIG tree

The FIG tree

La Higuera or "La Figuera" as it was called in the 18th century due to the fruit tree, has a beautiful story behind it:

Legend has it that many years ago the term was occupied by huge vineyards. In them lived two sisters called Santa Rita and Santa Quiteira. Their husbands owned the wine area and because of that they drank too much in addition to paying for their frustrations with those. The sisters prayed every day to heaven to free them from this situation. One asked to modify it for figs, the other wanted it to be short. And suddenly, as if it were magic, one day they got up and saw that their whole world had changed. The vineyards disappeared and in its place there were a lot of fig trees which is the only plant that gives two fruits (figs and figs). Said story is compiled in the book of Ignacio Sanz, Segoviana Ethnography.

What to see

The Church of Santo Tomás

The peculiarity of the church is due to its Romanesque cover with figurative decoration and has its inspiration in the master of the Monastery of Santo Domingo de Silos. El Potro del Corral del Concejo and its source are considered Integral Protection.

Deposits

Account with archaeological interests as they are the deposit of The Olmazo pertaining to the Altomedieval and Late Medieval times. La Serrana is another site located to the west, on the outskirts of the town and the Arco de la Calera between the promenade that goes to Espirdo.

Nature

One of the natural attractions of La Higuera are the petrifying springs with formation of tuf (Cratoneurion) which is located in the northern slope of the Polendos Stream and which is included within the ASVE del Pinar and therefore within the Natural Protection.

In turn, the Pinar de Quintanar is a famous area where we find chanterelles and seasonal mushrooms. It also highlights the viewpoint of Asenjo and the path of Camino Brieva Arroyo which starts at La Higuera and concludes at Torrecaballeros.

Parties

Santa Águeda, the 5 of February.

San Antonio, the 13 of June.

Saint Thomas, the 3 of July.

The Virgin of the Rosary, the 12 of October.