Sierra de la Demanda
The Sierra de la Demanda is part of the Iberian Mountains and an administrative unit ( comarca ) on the borders of the northern Spanish provinces of Burgos , La Rioja and Soria . The subgroup of the Montes de Ayago rises up on its north side ; they are separated from the highest peaks of the Sierra de la Demanda by the Tirón river .
The Way of St. James (Camino de Santiago) touches the north of the mountains south of Santo Domingo de la Calzada and Belorado .
- Pico San Lorenzo (2271 m)
- Pico San Millán (2131 m)
- Pico de la Mencilla (1932 m)
Several rivers and streams have their source in the Sierra de la Demanda - the most important are:
Around 9,000 people live in the approx. 1000 m high villages in the mountain region, which belongs to the poorly populated Serranía Celtibérica - most of them, however, in the outlying communities Salas de los Infantes (around 1,950), Belorado (around 1,800) and Pradoluengo (1,150) in the province of Burgos; The communities of Ezcaray , Santo Domingo de la Calzada and San Millán de la Cogolla in the La Rioja region also belong to the Sierra de la Demanda in a broader sense. The core area of the Sierra, however, is only extremely sparsely populated; several smaller towns and hamlets (pedanías) have already been abandoned ( despoblados ) .
- Skiing and hiking
The Valdezcaray and Valle del Sol ski stations are located on the slopes of San Lorenzo . Other parts of the mountain range are good for hikes of varying degrees of difficulty.
In the south of the Sierra de la Demanda , the early and high medieval rock tombs of Quintanar de la Sierra , Duruelo de la Sierra and Palacios de la Sierra are of cultural and historical interest. The Romanesque churches are also among the attractions of the mountain region; to be mentioned are primarily the churches of Jaramillo de la Fuente , Vizcaínos de la Sierra , Pineda de la Sierra , Riocavado de la Sierra , San Millán de Lara and others. a.
Some scenes from the spaghetti western “ Two glorious scoundrels ” (The good, the bad and the ugly) directed by Sergio Leone (1966) were shot in the Sierra de la Demanda area.
- Places and paths in the Sierra de la Demanda - photos + information (Spanish)
- Association for the Promotion of the Sierra de la Demanda - Photos + Information (Spanish)
- Information on the geography and history of the Sierra de la Demanda (Spanish)
- Romanesque churches in the Sierra de la Demanda - photos + information (Spanish)
Coordinates: 42 ° 13 ′ N , 3 ° 0 ′ W