The statue fo this norwen princess is in front of the Ex colegiata
Princess Kristina was the daughter of Haakon Haakonsson "the Old one" ahs been an interesting personage in medieval history Norwegian and Spanish.
She came to Spain on the 13th century to marry Felipe, brother of king Alfonso X the Wise person.
The wedding took place in Valladolid in 1258.
From here you can see the tower of Doña Urraca, an other tipical houses as the one of Doña Sancha de Covarrubias.
The architecture is so beautiful, if you ever have the chance, visit the old villagues full of history of Castilla
here is buried some important people of the area as Fernán González and hsi wife Sancha.
The cloister and the church from the 16 century, the " panteón gótico" of the Norwein princess Cristina (the first wife of Felipe the infant, brother of Alfonso X el Sabio) are some of the interesting things to see.
Also the Musseum has some works from Berruguete and Van Eyck
7 kilometres away from Covarrubias you can find this ruined old monastery, in a beautiful surrounding.
It can be visited, it's under restoration. You can have a good view of it from the road, up the hill.
The village can be seen in about 2 hours, is very small and you can walk around it easily.
All over the place there are nice informative signs, showing the main places to be seen and a proposed itinerary, as well as places to visit around the village.
The main church of the village. Is also a burial place, with beautiful tombs inside. There is also an interesting museum inside.
For visiting, ask a white haired man inside, he will show it to you for 2 euros.
Closed on tuesdays.
Here you can see some of the tipical constructions of the Castilla.
I love this houses, and the little way down them to enter (Portones)
Church form the 12 century, renovated on the gothic style.
I did not see the inside as it was closed, but i loved the arches
Some gotic and neoclasical details
Conseeved in very good state, and actually in this days the townhall.
Sited at Plaza (square) Doña Urraca
At the palace there is a museum of tipical tools of the old times
Constructed in the 16th century.
During the 19th century was the town hall, and these days is the Tourist office and library of the city
Still today, you can see some remains of the fortified city.
Teh walls were protected by the tower close to the river Arlanzon
Going to the Ex-colegiata, you will see next to the remainds of the walls, this tower.
You can only see from outside as it is private owned.
The tower is from the 10th century
This impressive old tower in the Dona Sancha square is nowadays private, but you can visit it in summer under request.
Another beautiful church is this old monastery in the west part of the village.
It was closed when we went to visit it, but you could see the interior from the fence.
Just after you enter the village through the arch (where tourist info is), you'll find the main square. Here you'll find:
- Town Hall
- Arlanza Hotel
- Galin Pension & restaurant
- Tiki rstaurant