The visit to the towns of Duratón and Sepúlveda, considered to be the Cradle of the Segovian Romanesque, has inaugurated last Saturday the 'Traveler, I will teach you Segovia' program of guided tours designed by Prodestur, the tourist body of the Provincial Council, in order to to promote and value the work of the official tourist guides of the province, experts who know all its secrets and historical, archaeological, monumental, landscape or museum resources and who are officially qualified to show them.
The program of guided visits of the Diputación 'Viajero, yo te teando Segovia' starts with a good reception
The proposal, in its first delivery, has been widely accepted and the places planned for the visit were quickly filled, in which 18 people participated, a figure set by the health protocols for this type of activities. The procession, which took about two hours to complete the journey, began its journey around eleven in the morning in the town of Duratón, a hamlet of Sepúlveda, next to the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption.
There, guided by the guides Mariano Vela and Ana Gómez, we visited this temple, built between the last years of the XNUMXth century and the first third of the XNUMXth century, a good example of Segovian Romanesque architecture with its arcaded gallery, also known as atrium. In the capitals that decorate it, the visitors were able to identify various scenes from the New Testament. The guides highlighted to the audience the importance of this place, since very close to it is the site of the Markets, which was the Roman city of Confloenta. Much of what was found there can be seen in the Museum of Segovia, as well as the tombstones of the Visigoth necropolis that was next to the Church of the Assumption.
Later the group moved to the Villa de Sepúlveda, head of the Community of Villa y Tierra that bears his name. Located at the top of the cliffs it is easy to imagine why its patron is the Virgen de la Peña. This town of great importance in the Middle Ages is considered one of the main exponents of the Segovian Romanesque with its Church of El Salvador, where the aforementioned atriums appear for the first time. The participants toured the town to recall the history of its Fueros, which are remembered every summer with a medieval fair and walked through its Plaza Mayor, dominated by the remains of its Castle, and some of the most typical emblazoned houses such as the Casa del Moro .
As other objectives of the activity is to promote trade, industry and hospitality in the different areas, the participants were provided with a list of the different establishments where they could stop once the visit was over on a radio of 20 kilometers, corresponding in this case to 31 localities in the area, housing 49 rural accommodations, 18 hotel accommodations and 43 restaurants.
The next appointment will be on Saturday 19 September in the towns Requijada and Pedraza, exponents of mountain and medieval architecture. Here you will visit, among other monuments and places, the hermitage of the Virgen de las Vegas, Requijada, one of the most unknown and best preserved Romanesque temples in the area, with its small atrium. Then, in the Villa de los Zuloaga, you will stop at the old Villa Jail, the Castle or the Church of Santa María.
Source: Diputación de Segovia