Rutas Guiadas por Horcajo de la Sierra

Route 2. Discovering Aoslos strolling down the Calle Real

The urban center of Aoslos grows around the Calle Real, which is also the M-136 road that connects the A-1 to Horcajo de la Sierra. This street is the main artery of a small and picturesque village made of winding streets where typical rural constructions from the XVIII and XX centuries mingle easily with modern houses, grain barns, cattle pens and vegetable gardens. Following it to the San Isidro church the visitor will see the most popular sights, such as the Plaza de la Plazuela (literally “the Square of the Little Square”), the Pilón de la Reguera (a cattle drinking trough), and an old sun dial, the shoeing frame and forge, all devices that attest to the cattle ranching origins of Aoslos, a heritage that continues almost intact to this day.

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The itinerary begins at the San Isidro church located on the 124 of the Calle Real Ver foto del punto 1. Built in 1936 of irregularly dressed limestone it has the traditional rustic aspect of the religious architecture of the region. Its most characteristic element is the off-center belfry tower topping the main facade.

From the San Isidro church, take the Calle Real, again, coinciding with the M-136 road layout in the direction of Horcajo de la Sierra Ver foto del punto 2. When we reach numbers 114-120 and 94-100 of the Calle Real we will see two of the best examples of cattle ranching architectural compounds still standing in Aoslos Ver foto del punto 3.

Continuing on the Calle Real to the Plaza de la Plazuela on the right we can stop to observe more examples of the characteristic traditional mountain village architecture Ver foto del punto 4. In the Plaza de la Plazuela we can also see a two spout granite fountain flowing on a rectangular basin built to supply water for the sheep, cows and poultry, raised in the village Ver foto del punto 5.

Coming back to the Calle Real from the square, we continue ascending on the right Ver foto del punto 6. After about 50 m of walking up this street, we can see on the left, on the crossing with the Calle de la Cañada and coinciding with the irrigation ditch (“La Requera”) that crosses Aoslos the Pilón de la Reguera, another cattle drinking trough built during the postwar era Ver foto del punto 7.

Continuing on the Calle Real we take the first street on the right, Calle Mediodía Ver foto del punto 8. Looking up to the façade of number 3 on Calle Mediodía we will spot a stone sun dial. It was elevated so everyone could see it, as its function was to regulate irrigation shifts for the multitude of vegetable patches and meadows tended by the villagers Ver foto del punto 9. Walking further on Calle Mediodía we reach on the right a small side street that opens Ver foto del punto 10 to a cobblestoned esplanade crossed by the town’s irrigation ditch. Here is an opportunity to observe the excellent conservation of both the Aoslo’s shoeing frame and forge Ver foto del punto 11.

Returning to the Calle Real, we continue our way on the right Ver foto del punto 12. The itinerary concludes on number 36 of Calle Real. A prime example of mixed construction homestead meets our eye. Of particular note is the typical Segovian oven protruding from the main façade Ver foto del punto 13.

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