Gastronomy route by land “abulenses” (Spain) – Part II

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Cebreros and excellent wine

Cebreros is a town where what stands out most is their fine wine, fine pottery and traditional, with its famous carnival and rooted in a mix of running, the floats, the groups, the rondon and the famous wine.

Cebreros in the visitor has a lot to see. To begin with, should not fail to visit the two churches in the locality, the old church is one. It was built between the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries in a newly Gothic style and has an interesting tower vaults. Later in the sixteenth century, with traces of the famous Covarrubias, the parish church was erected. On the other hand, near the village is the Queixigal, a large farm house, in the past, supplied Escorial.

With regard to nature is concerned, Cebreros also has much to offer the traveler, not in vain, the villa is located between the mountain ranges of parameter, the rope Polvisos, Malagón and the foothills of the Sierra de Gredos, their flora and fauna are quite abundant, especially the pines, which can be seen throughout the eastern province of Avila. The Swamp Burguillo, with more than three kilometers long, is another of the wonders that he wanted to create the nature Cebreros. Is close to town and offers multiple sports. Another option for sports fans, quiet in this case, is fishing in the river Alberche.

The traveler who is in this land of good wine, made with grenache grapes, you should know that some of the bars are more typical in the town center, some bars offering a wide selection of the best tapas of the region Valley and Alberche Pinares.

After so much buzz, nothing better than to relax in any of the houses of this town to continue their journey by the Avila mountain the next day.

Piedralavés and particular food
In a pleasant environment populated with pines, oaks and chestnut trees located Piedralavés, a town that takes to the water the river Tietar. In the vicinity of the town is no shortage of the throats, worshiped and cliffs eroded by the passage of years, which has given them some ways, certainly interesting. Travelers insurance nature lover to enjoy.

Piedralavés has numerous attractions that warrant a good stop on the route you have set. Among these, include the church of St. Anthony of Padua was built in the late eighteenth century and which has a beautiful Mudejar coffered ceiling, the church of Nuestra Señora de la Concepción primitive temple of the village dating from 1500, and San Roque erected in honor of the Patron Saint of Piedralavés and goes back to the sixteenth century. On the other hand, just in front of the church of St. Anthony of Padua is known as the Cross of Love (1681), whose name is because she sat next to former lovers to speak to the output mass. Another place where, sure, had to go to couples in love, because of its beauty, is the throat of Nuño Cojo, consisting of alder, willow, pine and crystalline waters. Undoubtedly, this is an ideal place for a hike.

Piedralavés also noted for its exquisite cuisine, from which the beef or cow on the grill are the best example. However, no shortage of food dishes more traditional soups such as garlic, crumbs or one-pot stew made with type Tostón, cheeks and roasted suckling pig with rice (a kind of white beans and fine). All this without forgetting the pig, lamb or goat typical of the whole area and that Piedralavés have excellent quality. For dessert, the buns are very popular milk, biscuits and chocolate.

Arenas de San Pedro and tasty desserts
Arenas de San Pedro is the largest municipality within the county’s natural Tietar Valley and is located southwest of the province of Ávila. Among its attractions is its architecture, as though out urban models that extended along the second part of the twentieth century, still retains the charm corners of the traditional mountain architecture.

Fabada gastronomy of the city

Arenas de San Pedro, has a lot to offer visitors, from its delicious cuisine to its most emblematic monuments. Thus, if the traveler decides to take power in this town, nothing better than to try their famous friends with torresmo, but also highlight the different types of soup that is cooked there: the garlic soup, tomato, the Cachuela (typical of the killing) and the Spanish or the gray soup with milk. In regard to desserts, this town enjoys excellent food: the almond paste, the mantequeados, rice pudding or fritters are some examples.

After rest, it is best to visit the most typical of the town: the castle of Don Alvaro de Luna is one of them. Heritage Site in 1931, was built between 1393 and 1422, and his only are the walls. Other outstanding monuments Arena in San Pedro are Mentidero Cross, which has seen many years of livestock fairs, the palace of the Infante Don Luis, which stresses its portico of six Doric columns and townhouses in which Goya painted several their tables, the square of the nuns, which still retains the convent church of the locality, the church of Our Lady of the Assumption, the bridge out of him, the shrine of Christ or of the Sanctuary of Regalajes San Pedro de Alcántara. All this without forgetting the old Jewish quarter and the rocky area or Arabic, both with its traditional buildings.

But monuments are not just all you can see the visitor, because nature has endowed this city of beautiful landscapes. Mount St. Augustine is one of those charms, is a vantage point where you can see the best views across the valley Tietar. Are nothing despicable Los Llanos where the original location of the village and where there is a good overview of Gredos, the Grotto del Cerro del Águila Rompeporras or that is only 6 kilometers from the town and that was discovered 1963 in a limestone hill and zarzalero or La Parra a crossroads where you can go hiking to see the unique landscapes that are found there.

Undoubtedly, the proposed route will allow the traveler to know Ávila in almost all its facets, but especially in one of the most delicious cuisine.

Gastronomy route by land “abulenses” (Spain) – Part I

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