Casas del Corro. Rural House in Becerril de Campos, Palencia

Natural environment

Las Casas del Corro are located in the center of the town of Becerril de Campos, declared a Historic Site in 2004, which invites us to walk and enjoy an important and rich cultural and artistic heritage.

In addition, his street neighbor is San Pedro Cultural , important tourist focus of Castilla y León.

Do you like astronomy? Come, you will see and you will understand.


Tierra de Campos

Canal de Castilla

La Nava Lagoon

Becerril de Campos

Becerril de Campos está situado en la bella y serena comarca natural de Tierra de Campos. Bordeando la villa nos encontramos el ramal de Campos del Canal de Castilla, una de las más importantes obras de ingeniería de la España ilustrada. Cruza el canal el puente de San Juan, por el que en la actualidad pasa la carretera que conduce a la Laguna de la Nava.

Las Casas del Corro están situadas en el centro de la villa de Becerril de Campos, declarada Conjunto Histórico en 2004, lo que nos invita a pasear y disfrutar por un importante y rico patrimonio cultural y artístico.

From the history of the town, it is worth highlighting its past as the town of Behetría (the neighbors could freely admit whoever they wanted as lord), the important The town's historical past is reflected in the conserved singular buildings and houses, as well as in the remains of some of the seven churches and various hermitages that the town had.

The old town is accessed through a beautiful pointed arch, the only Gate of the Wall that is preserved, and which leads us to the Church of Santa Eugenia , the current parish, next to a 16th century fountain. All this leads to a beautiful Plaza Mayor with typical Castilian arcades on which is the old Town Hall , restored and transformed into a cultural center, and the current City Hall, built in the early nineteenth century, in which the moral sayings and proverbs that are placed in each of its windows stand out.

The Church of Santa María houses the important Campos del Renacimiento Territorial Museum, which includes works by Pedro Berruguete and Alejo de Vahía . From the remains of the others three churches that remain include the Mudejar brick tower, s. XIV of the Church of San Martín ; tower of the Church of San Miguel and the 12th Romanesque portal of the Church of San Pedro , today a center of astronomical interest known internationally as San Pedro Cultural.

You can see more of our house and the town if you see this chapter of Agrosfera, the program dedicated to the rural world on La 2 de TVE.

Link to Becerril de Campos Town Hall .

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Tierra de Campos

With more than 4300 km2, it is one of the largest regions in Europe. Immense practically treeless plain where the only thing that stands out, As watchtowers, they are the towers of the churches of the many small towns.

Simple landscape but full of luminosity, with a great variety of shades and colors as the seasons of the year pass, from the ocher of an arid land to the greens and yellows of the sown cereal, and to the reds of spectacular sunsets.

The mud and straw of the cereal make up the material of their constructions, adobe and mud in houses, corrals and the typical dovecotes. The many flocks of churra sheep remind us that we can satisfy our hunger with the best suckling lamb roasted in a wood oven.

Tierra de Campos that Miguel Delibes describes with these words: “Endowed with a landscape with minimal elements… spectacular Castilla, precisely due to the lack of ornaments, due to the total absence of spectacle”.

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Canal de Castilla

Before the railroad arrived, the Canal was built to facilitate the transport of wheat from Castile to the northern ports and from there to other markets. It is one of the most important civil engineering works in those made between the middle of the 18th century and the first third of the 19th century.

Set in its trajectory of interesting locks, mills, warehouses and docks, in recent years it has worked in its recovery as a tourist resource for boat trips, hiking trails, cycling, etc. From the canal you can enjoy various riverside ecosystems.

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La Nava Lagoon

La Nava was, originally, a large natural lagoon of more than 2,000 hectares known as the Mar de Campos. After several attempted desiccation, it finally disappeared as a wetland in 1968.

In 2000 it was agreed to incorporate this place into the Natural Spaces Plan Protected from Castilla y León for hosting two threatened habitats such as pseudostepes and steppe wetlands.

The variety of fauna, especially poultry, that these two habitats harbor is very high. La Nava Lagoon is designated a Wetland of International Importance in accordance with the Ramsar Convention for the Conservation of Wetlands.

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