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From today the Riofrío and La Granja de San Ildefonso palaces will temporarily close.

Yes, the gardens of the Royal Site and the forest of the Riofrío palace are open, maintaining their schedules and visiting conditions.

Gardens of La Granja:

Hours (October and March): Monday-Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 18:30 p.m.
Hours (April): Monday-Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 20:00 p.m.

Riofrío Forest

From 8:00 am until sunset after the palace closes. (17:00 p.m. until March) - (19:00 p.m. from April)

The set of engravings of the Upper Paleolithic in the massif of Santa María la Real de Nieva, has been declared as an Asset of Cultural Interest (BIC).

News offered by Norte de Castilla y León.

The APIA Cultural Association of Friends of La Pizarra and Archeology welcomes the fact that the plenary session of the Provincial Council has unanimously assumed its request to promote the declaration as a Property of Cultural Interest (BIC) to the Board of Castile and Leon Engravings of the Upper Paleolithic in the massif of Santa María la Real de Nieva. In addition, the necessary actions will be coordinated with the Town Halls of Ortigosa de Pestaño, Domingo García, Migueláñez, Bernardos and Carbonero el Mayor for the acquisition of the farms that are privately owned in which engravings of the Upper Paleolithic are located, in order to guarantee its protection, conservation and access of citizens.

The number of engravings discovered amounts to 115. In the opinion of specialists in the field, they constitute the third most important set of outdoor Paleolithic art in the Iberian Peninsula, after those of Foz Coa, in Portugal, and Siega Verde, In Salamanca. The representations are of four animal species: equidae, cervids, bovids and goats. The APIA Cultural Association of Friends of the Slate and Archeology welcomes the fact that the plenary session of the Provincial Council has unanimously accepted its request to promote before the Board of Castilla y León the declaration as a Property of Cultural Interest (BIC) of the set of engravings of the Upper Paleolithic in the massif of Santa María la Real de Nieva. In addition, the necessary actions will be coordinated with the Town Halls of Ortigosa de Pestaño, Domingo García, Migueláñez, Bernardos and Carbonero el Mayor for the acquisition of the farms that are privately owned in which engravings of the Upper Paleolithic are located, in order to guarantee its protection, conservation and access of citizens.

The number of engravings discovered amounts to 115. In the opinion of specialists in the field, they constitute the third most important set of outdoor Paleolithic art in the Iberian Peninsula, after those of Foz Coa, in Portugal, and Siega Verde, In Salamanca. The representations are of four animal species: equidae, cervids, bovids and goats.

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The Ministry of Development and Environment of the Junta de Castilla y León, with the collaboration of the Natural Heritage Foundation of Castilla y León, has begun the process of preparing the application dossier to request the renewal of the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism (CETS) in the Natural Park 'Hoces del Río Riaza'.

This initiative is part of the management framework of the Protected Natural Areas of Castilla y León, which is committed to sustainable development, that is, to make conservation compatible with an improvement in the quality of life and socio-economic development in natural Protected Areas.

The European Charter for Sustainable Tourism in Protected Natural Areas (CETS) is an accreditation of the Europarc Federation, the first and largest non-governmental organization that brings together European protected areas with the common objective of conserving the rich variety of habitats, species and landscapes of Europe.

The Natural Park 'Hoces del Río Riaza' recently presented all the documentation required by Europarc to renew its accreditation of the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism - which it got for the first time in 2009 -, and is waiting to receive the visit of a external verifier that verifies the work done and validates the planning designed for the next five years during which the new Action Plan will be in force. This Plan includes the proposals prepared in the Working Group and validated by the Permanent Forum.

The Natural Park has an approximate area of ​​5.185 hectares and is part of the municipal terms of Montejo de la Vega de la Serrezuela, Valdevacas de Montejo and Maderuelo. It protects one of the largest sets of sickles, canyons, cliffs and gorges in the interior of the Iberian Peninsula, excavated by the Riaza River in the hard limestone of the Segovian moors. In addition to its spectacular landscape, the Sickles of the Riaza River stand out for the significant concentration of raptors, especially griffon vultures, the highest concentration in Spain and for their rectilinear forests of sabbar albar, authentic living fossil of the Tertiary, which provide shelter for a wide and varied fauna.

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The remodeling of the Plaza de la Reina Victoria Eugenia, access port and entrance to the Alcazar, has allowed the discovery of vestiges of the existence of emblematic monuments such as the Aqueduct or the old cathedral of Santa María, which under the floor of the square they retain remains that researchers will surely be able to study to improve knowledge of the city's history.

Further information: The Adelantado de Segovia

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The new tourist attraction that the Cabildo de Segovia has, is Instatour which will help interact and share your guided tour of the Tower. This novelty consists of 5 vinyls in the five stops - Chapel of San Blas, Audiovisual Room, House of the Ringer, Hall of the Rejoj and Bell Tower - which includes a drawing with the silhouette of Instagran and in the center the QR code that directs the profile from the website of the Cathedral.

Further information:

Segovia Cathedral
C / Marqués del Arco, 1
40001, Segovia, Spain
921 46 22 05
Catedralsegovia.es
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Prodestur turismo, the tourism agency of the Provincial Council has held an informative day with agents of the tourism sector on bicycle touring.

On Monday morning, about two hours of the meeting took place at the facilities of the House of the Seal.

For the moment, The province has thirty accommodations committed to the cycling sector, six specialized companies and more than 2.500 kilometers of designed routes, according to sources from the provincial institution.

For further information The North of Castile and León.

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Rural and Active Tourism.

In the assembly that was held last week, the president of Rural and Active Tourism of Segovia, Domingo Asenjo, explained some issues such as the one that wants to bring together the nine provinces of Castilla y León, to work at the regional level. Currently, the association has 140 members, representing more than 180 rural lodgings and 14 active tourism companies in the province.

Another topic on which the group works is also discussed, such as the conclusion of the new website of the Association www.seruralsegovia.com, which aims to become an internet reference in the search for accommodation and tourism companies active in the destination Segovia.

The members of the new Board of Directors of the Association are: Domingo Asenjo Maté, Juan Pertejo Rozas, Rubén Martín Carretero, Álvaro Herranz de Pablos, José Manuel Ruiz de Marcos and David de Lucas Sanz, and new Laura Sanz Sanz enters.
More information The Adelantado de Segovia

Visit the Royal Wooden House virtually

From today you can make visits to the Royal Mint in a virtual way, this can be done through a free application that will be available on mobile devices, tablets, computers, virtual reality devices or video consoles.

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From Wednesday, February 12, the units of the Visitor Reception Center will remain closed for a week due to works on site. During the time that the works last, a small space has been enabled within the Center and also another space where the Reservation Center and tourist information in the Oriental Plaza are drawn.

This year we are celebrating, the church of Coca (1520) celebrates 500 years.

It is the only one of the seven churches that Coca will have in other times. It is finished building in 1.520 on the foundations of a Romanesque church of which today only the lower part of the tower remains. It has only one ship and is a Latin cross plan. It is built in brick for the walls and part of the tower, while the buttresses, the interior columns, the ribs of the vault and the windows are of limestone. Despite the date of its construction, it has few openings, so its exterior appearance is quite solid.

The tower has three distinct parts: the lower one, of masonry, is from the XNUMXth century, as is that of S. Nicolás; the central, brick is contemporary of the church (XNUMXth century); the upper one contains the clock and an original auction, it is from the beginning of this century.

Inside, the Gothic vault of five sections stands out in which various structural solutions are adopted. Also, the main altarpiece, classic taste. Although the works of greatest artistic importance are the Renaissance tombs of the Fonseca family.

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RENACENTIST SEPULCROS OF THE FONSECA FAMILY

Layout: There are, in total, four graves made of Carrara marble. Two of them are at both ends of the cruise; two others, on the sides of the main altar. At the left end of the cruise is the sepulchral urn of D. Fernando de Fonseca (died 1.463) and his second wife Mrs. Teresa de Ayala; on the right, that of his son, D. Alonso de Fonseca (died 1.505) and his mother, first wife of D. Fernando, Ms. María de Avellaneda. These two graves are sheltered under triumphal arches carved equally in marble.

Those of the main altar are individual. Correspond, the one on the left to D. Alonso de Fonseca, archbishop of Seville and "first founder of this house" (died in 1.473) and the one on the right by Mr. Juan Rodríguez de Fonseca, bishop of Burgos (died 1.524 ), son of D. Fernando and Mrs. Teresa).

Under the floor of the cruise, and after a simple gravestone, lies D. Antonio de Fonseca, Senior Accountant of Castile who was the one who commissioned all these graves, while those of Felipe el Hermoso and Juana la Loca, parents of Carlos V. He died in 1.532.

Authors: The sepulchres of the arms of the cruise have different authorships to the arches under which they are. Unclearly, there was a transposition between arches and graves so that the arc on the left and the sepulcher on the right are Bartolomé Ordonez. In turn, the arc on the right and the sepulcher on the left are by Domenico Fancelli, as shown by artistic analysis.

They are the best authors of the moment as they perform, for example, the graves of characters such as Cardinal Cisneros, Felipe el Hermoso and Juana la Loca (B. Ordóñez) or the Catholic Monarchs (D. Fancelli)

Those of the main altar are finished by several disciples of Ordóñez (G. da Fiésole and Simone Mantovano, the one on the right and Pietro de Carona and M. Bernardi, the one on the left)

Address: Plaza Mayor, s / n 40480 Coca (Segovia)

Schedule: Check with the parish.

Rates: free.

On Tuesday, January 28, the Government sub-delegate, Lirio Martín, and the president of the Association of Rural and Active Tourism of Segovia, Domingo Asenjo, were gathered to discuss issues related to illegal accommodation, collaboration with the Guard Civil, telecommunications and slurry management.
for more information: The Adelantado de Segovia

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From tomorrow, Wednesday, January 22 and until Sunday 26, the Diputación de Segovia will be present at the International Tourism Fair FITUR 2020, with an ambitious commitment to strengthen its position of privilege within the preferences of travelers when choosing a destination indoor, with the tourism agency of the Provincial Corporation Prodestur Tourism which will try to captivate the tens of thousands of people who will pass through the showcase installed in Ifema.

CASTILLA Y LEÓN FITUR 2020 STAND

From the Department of Tourism of the town of Cuéllar, it has facilitated the tourist balance of 2019 that has been similar to the previous year.

For more information "The Adelantado de Segovia"

The video surveillance system in the surroundings of the Aqueduct will still have control over the Aqueduct, especially the area between Plaza Diaz Sanz and Plaza del Azoquejo, for the protection and maintenance of the Aqueduct.

For further information Segovia Advance.

Castilla y León will promote the congress sector in Fitur
The 40th edition of the Madrid International Fair, Fitur 2020 will be held from January 22 to 26, the 40th edition of the Fitur Fair in Madrid, in which this year the Board will also boost the MICE tourism sector, business, congresses and events in the Community and will explain its strategy around the creation of an office that brings together this type of acts of an autonomous nature, which still efforts to promote the 'Convention Bureau'.
On Tuesday 24, the Director General of Tourism, Estrella Torrecilla, together with the Minister of Culture and Tourism, Javier Ortega, presented the participation of his department in the International Tourism Fair (Fitur) 2020, an appointment to which Castilla y León and where it will be represented in an institutional exhibitor of 1.500 m2 and in another commercial, business, of 91 m2, whose objective is to facilitate contacts and public-private collaboration thanks to nine work tables.
The Ministry will participate in the workshop 'Fitur B2B Match', with more than 110 operators from 40 countries. The promotional and commercial work abroad will be reinforced through scheduled contacts with Turespaña and its network of foreign tourist offices, with 24 closed appointments with international markets, to which the offer and the main events of the community will be presented for the coming years .