To the north of the Countryside, in the riverbank area of the Valley formed by the Pirón and the Eresma and surrounded by pine forests, Navas de Oro is a town with a resin tradition and famous for the trade of "peguero" or manufacturers of fish, a substance extracted from the residues of the pine forest and resins.
It was part of the Communities of Villa and Tierra de Coca, as well as that of Cuéllar, with two parishes, Santiago and Santa María, and two Town Halls, one for each part of the town belonging to Coca or Cuéllar. The division was called Calle de la Raya. The name of Navas has its origin in the Celtic term "Nava" (low and humid place).
What to see
Parish Church of Santiago Apóstol Originally from the XNUMXth century, with a Baroque transformation in the XNUMXth century. Built in brick, adobe and stone, covered with Arabic tile. With a single nave and a belfry for a bell tower. Inside, the altarpiece and the processional cross from the XNUMXth century by Antonio Oquendo stand out.
Ermita del Humilladero Located on the outskirts of town. It belonged to the part of it that depended on the Land of Cuéllar.
Tower of Santa Maria It belonged to the old Church of Santa María, which depended on the part of Tierra de Cuéllar, it is in the XNUMXth century Renaissance style with possible Romanesque origin around the XNUMXth century. Keeps a clock running. It appears on the town's coat of arms.
Factories Chimneys Witnesses to the importance of the resin industry. They are all from the mid-30th century, reaching XNUMX meters in height. Currently in disuse.
Sticks Traditional kiln for obtaining fish from resin. There is currently a reconstruction in the Parque del Sumidero
Archaeological Site of the Peña del Moro Located in the fort on the banks of the Eresma Valley, it is a strategic enclave where remains of two main prehistoric communities have been found, we are talking about the Bronze and Iron Ages. You can expand the information here www.navasdeoro.es/web/122922/98
Resin Museum Located in the old wash house, this museum introduces us to the trades linked to the pine forest and the extraction of the resin, the so-called “liquid gold”, of vital importance in the life of this town. Models, instruments used by resin workers, photographs and audiovisuals are exhibited. Arrange a visit in advance by phone 921 591 000 (Town Hall).
Holidays and traditions
Saint Anthony of Padua June 13. They are the festivities
San Isidro May 15
Santiago Apostle July 25
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