The treasures of Rasines

There are many, but we want to highlight three: Cueva del Valle, Stonework Museum and the Hanging Bridge

Rasines, a member of this network of routes, is part of its Cantabrian branch and is known for its many architectural and natural treasures. In this article we will show you some of them that, we are convinced, you will love.

Its history dates back to prehistory, at which time Magdalenian remains have been discovered in 1905 in the cave of the Valley. Later, during the Middle Ages, Rasines was one of the most important villas in the area and became part of the Camino Real, which has left a very rich cultural and architectural heritage and of great historical value.

La Cueva del Valle

Within this place you can enjoy nature in its purest state and take a self-guided tour of the Paleolithic through information panels. Consequently, an ideal leisure alternative for the whole family, where you can also discover the karst upwelling that gives rise to the Silence River as you approach the lobby of the Cueva del Valle –only the entrance, entry into the interior is limited and limited for the practice of caving–, or the representation of a life-size mammoth. A space of archaeological, natural and geological interest.

Stonework Museum

This museum is located in a 17th-century building, rectangular and with three heights, and is dedicated and focused on the figure of Rodrigo Gil de Hontañón. Although, without a doubt, the most important stonecutter in the area was his father, Juan Gil de Hontañón, a native of Rasines, master of the Cathedral of Salamanca, or of the Cathedral of Segovia and tracist of the Cathedral of Seville.

Meanwhile, Rodrigo Gil de Hontañón (considered, in life, as the best stonemason teacher in the Kingdom of Castile), worked in Santiago de Compostela, Salamanca, Segovia, Valladolid or Alcalá de Henares, and was qualified as the Master of the Escorial.

Hanging bridge

It is a hanging walkway of mixed construction (stone and metal) dating from the 60s of the last century that saves the river Asón. It can be crossed from one shore to the other without difficulty.

 

 

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