Ethnography: observing the landscape in order to discover ourselves
Ropes, baskets, shoes, scourers. Esparto grass, a plant with spikes that colonizes the landscape, has been an economic motor for this territory. Beyond the rosemary and its culinary use, there are lots of plants that, although today go unnoticed on the floor you step on, they facilitated the life of ancestral kitchens and chemists.
The path you ride with your bike is in some sections the Cañada Real (Spanish seasonal migration route of sheep). It was an essential economic resource but nowadays receives more tractors and bikes than sheep.
And the muladar (a disturbing vulture feeder) full of sheep and cow skeletons it is the perfect example or natural reordering. These are just two examples of what you can observe. The comprehension of landscape not only has facilitated our existence but it has ensured it.
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You will perfectly see Roman quarries with pickaxe marks, trenches for the quarrying of the stone blocks, crane marks and some abandoned ashlar stones. Everything has been discovered and interpreted by the Archaeology team of Cascante.
Distance: 6,97 kms / Easy
Without you this is only a territory; you transform it into landscape by looking at it. You are QVADRARIA! Be careful not to alter it negatively (take your rubbish with you, respect what you see). Landscape can be enjoyed in many levels, so we recommend…
// For an intellectual enjoyment:
Take a mobile phone with an app for downloading QR codes with your and some headphones. Come ready to talk with locals. Scrutinize this website!
// For a sensory enjoyment
Don’t forget your binoculars, magnifying glass, camera and whatever you need for a perfect day (a hat for the wind, boots, water, some food, comfortable clothes according to climatology).
// For an emotional enjoyment:
Come along with your friends, your pet, your family, your lover or on your own. If you own a horse, it is a wonderful path for trotting.
Without you this is only a territory;
you transform it into landscape by looking at it.
You are QVADRARIA!
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