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Villa de Laguardia

Laguardia, is a village located in the south of the province of Álava, in the center of the Rioja Alavesa region, on a hill surrounded by a wall that Sancho el Fuerte de Navarra ordered to build in the 13th century. In it, the five doors of access to the interior of the Laguardia are still conserved.

Laguardia retains its medieval outline so that in its streets you can find some palatial houses that still preserve their coats of arms and shields. In addition, one of the charmest thing of this town is that all its subsoil is made up of excavated cellars.

Church of Santa María de los Reyes

In the northern part of the town of Laguardia is the Church of Santa María de los Reyes. We can distinguish two constructive moments, one in the 12th century, to which the two lower sections belong, and another of the Renaissance, which comprises the first section and the head. In the interior it is to emphasize the greater altarpiece, realized in the 17th century.

Part of this historic monument is the Portico, also dedicated to Santa María de los Reyes. The construction was made in carved stone at the end of the 14th century, although the polychromy corresponds to the 17th century. The vault that covers this portico dates from the 16th century, so it is worth highlighting the optimal state of both the size and the polychrome, making this portico a very special work.

Church of San Juan Bautista

In the southern part of the town of Laguardia is the Church of San Juan Bautista built as a temple-fortress during the 13th-14th centuries. It was several centuries later, in the 16th when several modifications were made, the Pilar Chapel was added and the tower was built, so that the temple lost its character as a fortress.

Abbatial Tower

It is a bell tower that served as a defense to the walls of the village in the northern part of the town. Its construction begins at the end of the 12th century and ends in the 14th century. From the top of the tower you can see the five neighboring provinces.

Celtiberian pond

Pond of the Barbacana goes back to 2,100 years ago, when it was built to dam the waters of a spring that rises 800 meters high. It was discovered in 1998 while an archaeological intervention was being carried out in the place where it is located.

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