Salas de los Infantes is a legendary municipality located in the Arlanza Valley, just 54 km from Burgos. It is part of the beautiful area of the Sierra de la Demanda. The current population rises to 2. 130 inhabitants, although this figure increases with the arrival of growing rural tourism during holiday periods.
Monuments, routes and places of interest
- Parish Church of Santa María de Salas de los Infantes, a temple whose construction dates back to the 15th century, designed under the characteristics of the Elizabethan Gothic style. However, throughout its history it has undergone several renovations.
- Visit to the Museum of the Dinosaurs, a complete sample drawn from the sites in the area.
- Surroundings to the municipality can be made a wide and unique range of possible routes, such as the Escipión, the Las Calderas route, the Neila lagoons route, the Haedillo lagoon, Picos de Urbión, where the Duero river rises, the route The good, the ugly and the bad (where the classic western film was shot) or the route of the Convento de Alveinte.
- Visit Santo Domingo de Silos and hear the monks sing in the Monastery in Gregorian Chant.
- Visit Cavarrubias one of the most beautiful medieval towns in Spain.
Tasting of the typical products of the area and its cuisine, such as baked lamb, sheep's cheese, flour sausage or anise donuts, among other options.
Holidays and traditions
The Matanza Festival takes place on the last Sunday of January.
The festival in honor of San Isidro Labrador takes place on May 15, where neighbors gather at the hermitage of San Isidro.
During the days 14,15,16 and August 17 the festivities are celebrated in honor of Our Lady of the Assumption and San Roque. They are the patron festivities of Salas de los Infantes.
In September celebrations of thanks are celebrated.
Feast of Santa Cecilia, from November 22 to 23.
And on December 8 and 9 the feast of the Immaculate Conception is celebrated