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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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Photographic gallery of the Route

Salida Lavadero

Fuente Lavanderas

Ermita San Isidro

Necrópolis San Isidro

Vereda Lavadero

Angarilla Cerrezuela

Ermita Santa Ana

Recinto San Isidro

Palacio Caído

Horno de Ladrillo

Cruce ctra Arroyo

Cordel de la Luz

Paso del FFCC

Puente Casillas

Cordel de la Luz

Mojón Cordel de la Luz

Cordel de la Luz

Puente de la Quebrada

Cordel de Arroyo

Cordel de Arroyo

Cordel de Arroyo

Ermita de San Sebastían

Presa Charca Grande

Puente San Marcos

Desvío Cordel

Vado Grajuela

Pozo de Matanzas


Inicio Brozas

Vado Ancianes

Cerdos montanera

Cancela Travesía

Rivera de Araya

Cancelas pasaso Araya

Subida Cordel

Subida Cordel

Cordel después de 1ª cancela


Cancela Quintos del Bravo

Cancela Camino de la Cumbre

Cancela Vaqueril Doscientas

Salida de Vaqueril

Pozo Encina

Puente Jumadiel

Llegada a Brozas

Ermita del Humilladero

Casa de los Burgos


Balcón esquinado

Calle Derecha

Cruce ctra Herreruela


Vereda Charros

Vereda Charros

Vereda Charros

Vereda Charros

Los Llanos



Cancela Colada Charca Comunal



Final en Cordel de Merinas



Cordel de Merinas

Paso ctra Membrío

Cancela ctra Membrío

Cordel de Merinas

Cordel de Merinas

Bajada al Jartín

Cancela antes del Jartín

Paso del Jartín

Subida desde el Jartín

Subida desde el Jartín

Cordel perdido

Detalle puerta

Cordel y Picadero

Salida a ctra

Plaza de Portugal

Palacio de los Barco

Desvío calle cuatro calles

Sta María de Almocovar

Abside San Pedro

Conventual Comendadoras

Templo Romuleos

Puente de Alcántara

Calzada Romana

Bifurcación Calzada y Cañada

Calzada Romana

Salida a ctra

Calzada entre escobones

Salida a camino

2ª Salida a ctra

Cañada Real

Pilón en la cañada

Almazara de Aceitunas

Plaza de la Concordia

Llegada a Piscina

Cancela entrada a Dehesa

Desvío desde escombrera

Charqueta y pozo

Paso cancela almbres

Apiario Dehesa

Río Erjas

Salida cancela a ctra

Carretera EX-207

Carretera EX-207

Puente de Segura


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