Cordel Cross

It is really a transept, not an isolated cross; that is to say, the transept consists of several elements, the cross being the highest part (the crowning itself). Moreover, in this case it does not even have a cross, since the shaft of the transept is broken, thus losing its true meaning.

However, its location, characteristics and environment make it different from others in the town.


Its name is due to the fact that it is located on a cattle route, that path enabled for transhumance since the time of King Alfonso X the Wise, which connected the pastures of the north with the greenhouses of the south, and that once served as a passageway for nomadic animals of livestock farmers who made that trade their reason for understanding the use of livestock.

In fact, another characteristic element of this place is an old building called Casa de la Tía Ramona, an old inn that still today has stone masonry on its facade that evokes a more active past in relation precisely with those columns of transhumant cattle that used to pass through this place.

In fact, on the left jamb of the main door there is a stonework with signs attributed to the neighboring Ermita de los Mártires, now disappeared, and which highlights the importance that this place had in previous centuries. We must understand that the roads sought passage next to hermitages and temples, in an attempt to get closer to the Divinity. And this is one more case.

In addition, on one of the sides of the road there is still a large vertically driven stone with an inscription that reminds those who are not authorized to pass through this place of the prohibition to do so.

And if all this were not enough, and returning again to the stone cross that presides over this place, if we look closely we can see that the plinth of the same is graced with multiple crosses engraved in its stone, and that occupy all the faces of this base.