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Spain : Castilla y León

3.3 km (2.0 miles) NE of Quintanar de la Sierra, Burgos, Castilla y León, Spain
Approx. altitude: 1284 m (4212 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 42°S 177°E

Accuracy: 15 m (49 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Monique exactly at the confluence. #3: View west from the confluence. #4: Our GPS with the correct position. #5: The Necropolis within a kilometer of the confluence.

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  42°N 3°W (visit #1)  

#1: The confluence in the middle of the forest.

(visited by Donald Staal and Monique Van der Hulst)

16-Aug-2001 -- When we were looking for a campsite in the Sierra de la Demanda, a mountain range between Burgos and Zaragoza, we discovered one in the vicinity of a confluence, so we didn't have to hesitate for long.

The Sierra de la Demanda mountains are not very steep and the slopes are covered with forests. The confluence turned out to be about two kilometres from the campsite, and could be reached relatively easily. We walked along the road that passed the campsite and led to a fish farm and then followed a trail into the forest. When the confluence was only one kilometre away we left the trail and crossed the forest following the arrow on our GPS. We passed some stables and cows in an open area, but we didn't see any people.

The actual spot is surrounded by trees and the views in all compass directions were pretty much the same. An interesting spot within a kilometre from the confluence is the necropolis (city of the dead). There was a signpost in the village that said it was from the 12th century (but it didn't say AD or BC). We visited it on the same day as the confluence. It is quite an impressive site with more than a hundred graves (many of them apparently for children) that are cut out in the rocks.

Unfortunately there were no panels with background information, so we still don't know what the place must have looked like in ancient times.


 All pictures
#1: The confluence in the middle of the forest.
#2: Monique exactly at the confluence.
#3: View west from the confluence.
#4: Our GPS with the correct position.
#5: The Necropolis within a kilometer of the confluence.
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  Notes
In the Sierra de la Demanda natural parc.