2 DAYS | TRANSROMANICA Short Trip to Santo Domingo de Silos

Romanesque Cloister of the Monastery of Santo Domingo de Silos | Picture: Junta de Castilla y León

1st DAY: Soon you will realize the extraordinary territory in which you are and its special meaning in the history of Castile. Monasteries, small Romanesque churches, civil buildings, monumental sculpture and movable heritage make up for a wide universe of creations that tell us about the occupation of the territory, the organization of urban settlements, beliefs, fears and hopes in the life of the people who lived at that time. After a good breakfast, you can start the day by listening to Gregorian chant in one of the liturgical celebrations celebrated daily in the Monastery of Santo Domingo de Silos, the most celebrated monument of the town, not forgetting to visit its splendid Romanesque cloister and all the preserved movable heritage or its magnificent library. Next, very close to the Monastery, you will find the Tourist Office where you will be guided to take a walk to the most fascinating places in the town through cobbled streets, such as the Arch of San Juan or the old laundry. You will be able to taste the traditional Castilian cuisine in the many restaurants of the town, and do not forget to taste the delicious products of the land and the wine of the “Denominación de origen Tierra del Arlanza” and “Ribera del Duero”. After the meal, there is nothing better than to relax visiting the “Sounds of the World” Museum located in the so-called “Casa Cárcel”, a 17th-century manor house with instruments from different parts of the world.

Capital in the Monastery of Santo Domingo de Silos | Picture: Junta de Castilla y León
View of the Monastery from the Arch of San Juan | Picture: Junta de Castilla y León











2nd DAY: Today you can discover the routes that lead around the region recalling the birth of the County of Castile, the birth of the Castilian language and the path taken by the Castilian hero “El Cid” after his banishment from Castile. Put your trainers on and enjoy following some of these itineraries where you can also admire the natural heritage of the area as you cross the gorge of the Yecla to see the effects of the strength of water erosion on the rock. After a well-deserved rest, come to visit the medieval town of Covarrubias, the Romanesque monastery of San Pedro del Arlanza or the baroque Lerma, places that will not disappoint. You can stop along the way to take tapas in the many local bars and practise your Spanish with the locals.

Gorge of the Yecla | Picture: Benito Arnáiz Alonso

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