Weekend 3

Cuevas de Cañart – Castellote – Bordón – Tronchón – Villarluengo

We propose a weekend in the north of the Maestrazgo region: Cuevas de Cañart, Castellote, Bordón, Tronchón and Villarluengo.

Day 1

The first day we will start at Las Cuevas de Cañart, historic-artistic site. Strolling through its streets you will find the Church of San Pedro, the Hermitage of San Blas, the Virgen de los Pueyos, the Convent of the Conceptionists or the arches of the Jewish quarter among other places, highlighting the ruins of the Convent of the Servite monks, with attached Interpretation Center. You can also visit the medieval tombs, the refrigerator and the flour mill, which are part of the trail GR 8.1 (stage3).

If you would like to know more about the heritage of this town, visit the Interpretation Center.

In the afternoon we will visit Castellote also declared a historic site, located 12 km from Cuevas de Cañart. Do not miss the Church of the Virgen del Agua, the Templar Tower, the Church of San Miguel Arcángel, the hermitage of San Macario and the old washhouse. In addition, we recommend you to do the Tour of the castle and the Watchtower of Castelloteand visit the Ermita del Llovedor (Hermitage of Llovedor). Consult the schedules for the guided tours at the Tourist Office.

If you still have time, you can visit some of the villages of Castellote: Abenfigo, Las Planas, Dos Torres de Mercader, Luco de Bordón and Ladruñán.

Day 2

On the second day we will make a brief stop at Bordónwhere you should visit the Church of the Virgen de la Carrasca, with interesting paintings that decorate the interior, and the hermitages of San Antonio de Padua and Calvario. Check visiting hours at the Tourist Office.

The next destination will be Tronchón, 18 km from Bordón, known for its famous cheese already mentioned in Don Quixote. Also declared a historic-artistic site for its significant architectural heritage, you can visit the Church of Santa Maria Magdalena, the dungeon, the old school and the town hall. You can’t miss the old hospital, the washhouses and the ceramic ovens. If you feel like walking a bit, the path of Vuelta a las ermitas (Back to the hermitages) allows you to reach the hermitages of Tremedal and Santa Ana, from where the views of the town are unbeatable.

The last stop is Villarluengo, 22 km from Tronchón, where you can see the Church of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción, the trinquete, the town hall, the washhouse and the viewpoints, which allow you to look out over the ravine of the Cañada river that borders the village, highlighting the one known as the Outsiders’ Balcony. On the outskirts you will find the hermitages of San Bartolomé and San Cristóbal, as well as the ruins of the Convent of Montesanto, where you can approach following the marked path.

If you have time left, we recommend the route of the medieval bridges and well of the Wintera circular route of 4 km in length, which descends to the Cañada river.