there is an area called “Ribera del Duero”, belonging to the province of
Burgos. The river Duero gives name and geographically is the backbone of this
region that occupies the southern extreme and the province of Burgos.
By way of the region’s highway;
Peñarada de Duero, Caleruega and Clunia as well as Monasterio de la Vid
(Monastery of the grapevine), can be visited and are of great interest, Monasterio de la Vid and Gumiel de Izán
with its impressive church. In Gumiel de Izán we were with the Heritage for the
Youth the same day that we visited Lerma and the convent of La Aguilera.
Gumile de Izán had in its land people of great social and
aristocratic importance. Its
parish church, dedicated to Holy Mary, was constructed en the 15th
and 16th centuries, although its façade is from the 17th
In its interior, the main altarpiece stands out by an
about this zone and in general about the province of Burgos and the rest of Castile and Leon.