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Autol is a municipality within the autonomous region of La Rioja. There are around 5,000 inhabitants and it is one of the largest towns in La Rioja behind the region's main cities. Autol is 458 metres above sea level and the left-bank of the River Cidacos crosses the area. Here the river meets the northern point of the Yerga Mountains and is forced to meander around Autol's town centre.
-Location: It is part of the district of Calahorra. To the north it borders with Calahorra along the Agudos Mountains and the Yerga Mountains stand to the south. The town is in a narrow gorge through which the River Cidacos flows, carved out of the rock that forms the Arnedo Valley.
-Height: 458 metres.
-Economy: Farming is the main activity, particularly irrigated crops and a canning industry. Mushrooms are one of the main products.
Parish Church of San Adrián, 16th century. It has a single nave with chapels between the buttresses, and an octagonal chancel with five facing walls.
In its interior the highlights are two Baroque chapels dedicated to Our Lady of the Rosary and to Christ, as well as a Romanesque image of the Virgin with the child. It is a Romanesque carving in polychrome wood from the beginning of the 13th century with features of Gothic style: the clothing, the verticality, the smiling gesture; linked to the typical features of Romanesque art: stillness, no communication between mother and child, she is a throne for Jesus.
Many ashlar and brick emblazoned buildings.
Medieval castle ruins at the top of the hill.
Famous sandstone monoliths “El Picuezo y la Picueza”, true guardians of the village.
Market on Saturdays.
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