Aguero Spain-Church Carvings and Massive Rock Formation
Aguero is a small village nestled into the Los Mallos mountains. These mountains are also known as “the ninepins”, are pinky-grey lumpy mountains with two distinct sections, one at Ringos and one at Aguero. This massive rock formation, 900 feet high, attracts climbers as well as visitors who are in pursue of picturesque postcard places.
The main attraction is the church of St James., the 12th century Santiago church. A track from the village leads to a church and glass windows. The Romanesque church provides look at the capitals carved with weird and wonderful beasts as various bible scenes. The doorway also has some excellent carvings.
The other church San Salvador has also some beautiful carvings. The carvings are by the same craftsman who did the nearby monastery San Juan de la Pena. His name is unknown, but he is known as the Master of San Juan de la Pena and his carvings are amongst the best Romanesque carvings in the whole of Spain.
As you walk through the village the mountains are always visible from any point so you can enjoy the unique views all the time.
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The small hotel in the village has an on-site restaurant where you can stop for a nice lunch and enjoy a fine meal.
The main attraction is the festival which starts on the 16th of August and it is held for 6 days and there are street entertainment, theatre and music, good food and excellent wine.
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