Santo Domingo de la Calzada (La Rioja) 2019/03/30 Part VI: Other nooks in the town.

by Guillermo Huerga Borrego April. 13, 2019 95 views

Strolling through the town we met other interesting places such as the Plaza de España, an impressive square square dating from the fourteenth century and in which the main building is the town hall.

Another interesting point is the Cistercian abbey, which unfortunately was closed and also serves as a hostel for pilgrims for the Camino de Santiago.

Finally the other point we visited was the wall, which is the largest walled enclosure that is preserved in La Rioja. It was ordered to be built by Pedro I of Castile towards 1367 and finished in 1369, on the occasion of the fratricidal struggles with his half-brother Enrique II de Trastámara. This monumental stone masonry construction, had a length of 1670 meters, with a thickness of two and a half meters, 38 towers of 12 meters high and 7 doors of pointed Gothic arches that, strengthened with barbican and animated with the royal shield and of the city facilitated communication with the outside.

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