Aguilar de Campoo - Reservoir
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Aguilar de Campoo - Reservoir

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From the lookout towers it can be seen the reservoir on Pisuerga river that at the end of summer has a water reserve very small in relation to their capacity - 247 Hm3 -  because of its intensive use for irrigation.

In this beautiful setting you can practice most water sports and enjoy the designated areas for swimming what makes the place special point of attraction in the area.

Downstream from the dam on the left bank of the river you can see the Monastery of Santa María la Real, the Castle and the town of Aguilar de Campoo.

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A: Aguilar de Campoo - Church of Santa Cecilia

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At the foot of the hill overlooking the Castle of Aguilar is the Romanesque chapel of Santa Cecilia P...

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B: Aguilar de Campoo - Pisuerga river

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C: Monte Cilda

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D: Las Tuerces 2

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A site of great geological value located near Aguilar de Campoo.It is accessed by the village of Vill...

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E: Las Tuerces 1

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A site of great geological value located near Aguilar de Campoo.It is accessed by the village of Vill...

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F: Las Tuerces

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H: Cave church of Olleros de Pisuerga

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The cave-church of Olleros Pisuerga is in the vicinity of Aguilar de Campoo on the road leading to Pa...

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I: Villanueva del Rio

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The town of Villanueva del Río was submerged under the waters of the Aguilar´s reservoir when it got ...

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J: Horadada Canyon

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