Hontanas is a village located in the province of Burgos and is located on the French Way. Such is its beauty and importance that its urban nucleus was declared an Asset of Cultural Interest with the category of Historic Artistic Ensemble in 1999. The Royal Street of Hontanas is part of the medieval pilgrimage route so it is closely related to the pilgrimage tradition. This is a town that surprises for all its heritage and charm.
What to see and do in Hontanas
The parish church of the Immaculate Conception
The parish church of Hontanas is one of the main points of interest. It is presided over by a tall, strong tower and is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception. It was originally built in Gothic style in the 14th century and was later refurbished in neoclassical style over time. It has a baroque altarpiece by Fernando de la Peña from the mountains. Inside the church there is a copper processional cross with enamels and figures from the 13th century. A hidden treasure in this beautiful village.
The Palace of the Prelate of Burgalese
Next to the church you can see the Palacio del Prelado Burgalés. To be more specific, we are talking about the remains of what tradition says was the palace of a prelate from Burgos, once the ancient lord of the town.
The hermitage of the Virgin Espinosa
This charming hermitage is located about 2 kilometres from the village. It is said that the Virgin Mary appeared to a resident of the village. In the past, a pilgrimage was held to exchange the Virgin of Espinosa for the Virgin of the Rosary. A place full of history and essential to understand the past of Hontanas.
The mill of El Cubo
This old mill is located in a narrowing of the valley. Today it is a nest of sparrows and owls, which still conserves the machinery and the prey that fed it. A remnant of the past activity and an interesting visit in the course of the village.