TAGUS region
ROUTES for the Region
 Route XVII .- Route of the Wool Municipal Area: Malpartida de Cáceres, Arroyo de la Luz, Brozas, Villa del Rey, Alcántara, Piedras Albas 

The beginning of this big route in the region is already a unique place. The landscapes of the Barruecos are one of the Natural Monuments of Estrémadure labelled where we will find good examples of flora and fauna; and what´s more, the place has welcomed an interesting quota of population of distant epochs from where the material remainders have arrived (lived places, Roman cities, dólmenes and an industry of stones) currently being studied. But the more important place of the Barruecos, besides its impressive granite candlepins, is the washer of wools of the XVIIIe century. This restored structure has accommodates an eccentric tandem: the Centre of Interpretation of the drovers´ roads and the collections of contemporary art of artists like Vostell. We will always follow the drovers´ roads, with different names according to the municipal term that they cross. We will go above the Roman way that linked Cordoba with Oporto, the roadway of the Roman Bridge of Alcantara, as ignored nowadays as important was at its epoch; as an example there exist the impressive Bridge of Alcantara, or the most modest one of Segura (Alcantara), among other traces of the epoch.
We will cross the town of Arroyo de la Luz with an interesting heritage. After that, we will go towards Brozas, but firstly we will enjoy the different landscapes like the pastures or the fields of Araya. After crossing Brozas, and following the road that deserves a visit, we will enter into Villa del Rey fields, to reach Alcantara. We will abandon the town of the old Order of Alcantara after crossing the Roman Bridge. This a mute witness of the time running, close to the modern work of the Pool of Alcantara. If we follow the Real Valley of Gata, the Roman way, and the current road, we will reach Piedras Albas, which is the small border town that preserves the customs building. After that, we will go towards Erjas, crossing the international Roman Bridge of Segura, which is a small imitation -in miniature- of the Bridge of Alcantara, where we will find the limits between Spain and Portugal. In this point the Road of the Wool hispano-extremeña finishes and starts the Route da Lã portuguesa. This route will take us to the manufacture centre of wools in Covilhá.

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Desvío camino izda. antes del Humilladero
3 | Distance: 33593 mts | Time: 430 min | Altitude: 380 mts
Plazuela Cerrajería Casares
3 | Distance: 33916 mts | Time: 441 min | Altitude: 382 mts
Plazuela del chozo con huerta
3 | Distance: 33991 mts | Time: 441 min | Altitude: 377 mts
C/ Fco. Lizaur esquina C/Monjas, convento Ntra. Sra. Los Remedios
3 | Distance: 34086 mts | Time: 447 min | Altitude: 384 mts
C/Fco. Lizaur esquina C/Padre Amado
3 | Distance: 34086 mts | Time: 447 min | Altitude: 386 mts
Casa de Fernando Burgos
3 | Distance: 34086 mts | Time: 447 min | Altitude: 395 mts
Plazuela intersección calles y seguimos por C/Santa María
3 | Distance: 34289 mts | Time: 447 min | Altitude: 396 mts
Fachada de Santa María, inicio C/ Derecha (Brozas)
3 | Distance: 34339 mts | Time: 466 min | Altitude: 399 mts
Plaza Principe de Asturias, ábside de Santa María
3 | Distance: 34399 mts | Time: 466 min | Altitude: 400 mts
Calle Derecha esquina C/Albahaca
3 | Distance: 34399 mts | Time: 466 min | Altitude: 398 mts
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