Place of Interest
Centro de interpretación "Casa de la Nieve de Moncalvillo"
tipo de documento semantico attraction
In the middle of a pine forest on the summit of Moncalvillo lies an ice treasure. We are talking about an Ecomuseum in the mountainswhere five snow wells were built at the end of the 16th century to supply ice to the city of Logroño. A history of snow and ice that you can discover at the new Centro de Interpretación de la Casa de la Nieve de Moncalvillo, Visitors' Centre at the Sojuela Town Hall.
To see these snow wells, you have to follow a signposted footpath, for more than 2 hours, until you reach the altitude of 1,400 metres. For those just wanting to take a stroll through a landscape of forests and traditions around Sojuela, there are other easier trails.
A history of ice that runs through the villages of the Sierra de Moncalvillo and Las Peñas from Iregua, to Nalda, where there is a monumental well dug out of the rock, 2 km from the town, of which you can find more information through the Asociación PANAL that has an information, documentation and research Centre. Information on heritage at La Casita (941 446 093/ 650 572 127)
Hiking and ice experiments. Guided tours for groups and schools
Information (panel and leaflets):
Casa de la Nieve de Moncalvillo hiking trails:
– Sendero de las Neveras
– Sendero de Molinero
– Sendero de los Arrieros
- Sendero De la Hermedaña
Library and documentation:
- Literature on snow wells, traditional dry stone architecture, traditional uses of ice.
– Documents from Archivo Municipal de Logroño with the building agreement from the Casa de Nieve in Moncalvillo, on 27 de January 1597 and others on the supply of ice in the city
Information and interpretation panels on glacial landscape and the chronology of the cold, Mesta and transhumance landscapes, and Sierra de Moncalvillo landscapes.
Experiments with ice, such as ice cream making
Screening of audiovisual.
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