The City Hall of Lumbrales makes available to you an adapted bicycle service for those with visual and motor-skill impairments.  There are also adult and children's bikes.  These can be requested at the Tourist Information Office in the Casa del Conde House. Additionally, the entire tour is marked with signs for guidance, and at each of the important elements there is an accessible information panel that includes braille to provide details on what you are seeing, as well as there being the possibility of downloading, via QR codes, bilingual guides and a sign language guide for those with hearing disabilities.


If you are traveling with children, we recommend you try the Count's Club game.  The materials for this game can be obtained from the Tourist Information Office.  Also part of the game is the spot with symbols inside it that you see on the right of this panel – these spots are found on all the panels that make up the tour.

There is also available an adapted audio guide especially for young people so they can have an enjoyable and fun tour.



- Travel with care. The tour passes over roads with traffic on them.

- Follow the marked way and respect all traffic signals.

- Try to always ride on the right-hand side, and in a single-file line.

- Always wear your helmet and do not use headphones.

Adjust your bike's speed to the path's conditions and to the visibility.


Welcome to Lumbrales, and to the self-guided, accessible sightseeing tour through our municipality. A circular bike ride that is just over 11 kilometers will guide you through the most well-known parts of Lumbrales's heritage: the Casa del Conde House, the Burro de la Barrera Statue, and the Nuestra Señora de la Asunción Church.

Your steps will take you towards the place where the Las Merchanas Verraco was located –a statue that can now be seen at the hillfort– and on to the Humilladero Hermitage.  Likewise, once you are outside the city center, you will go to the Lumbrales Train Station, now in ruins, and the La Navalito Prehistoric Dolmen. We won't forget to pass by the Caño Nuevo Water Source and the beautiful Roman Fountain before returning to the starting point and enjoying the old Clock Tower before the tour's end.


You are in front of the Pabellón de la Infanta ("Hall of the Infanta"), part of the estate known as Casa del Conde (the Count's House), the home of Ricardo Pinto da Costa and his wife María Francisca Bartol, a Lumbrales native.

Ricardo Pinto da Costa, of Portuguese origin, was a successful businessman and a main developer in the construction of the railway along the border that would link La Fuente de San Esteban with Barca d’Alva, in Portugal.  His success led him to be appointed by Alfonso XIII as the First Count of Lumbrales.

This hall was built with the intention of hosting the royal family when they went to the train line's inauguration in late 1887 – a visit that never happened. It is currently home to the Reception Center for Visitors of Vettonian Territory, made up of a Tourist Information Office, the Textile Museum, the "Sala del Conde" ("Hall of the Count"), which takes us back to the building's origins through a review of the figure of the First Count of Lumbrales, and the Lumbrales Archaeological Museum.


Nobody knows for sure where this stone Verraco statue first appeared. It is said to have been found in the village's interior, and it has reigned over this square, from which it takes its name, from more than 50 years.

The meaning of these Vettonian sculptures known as Verracos, which normally portray pigs or bulls, is a mystery. Some say that they were placed at entranceways to intimidate the enemy, others that they were boundary stones that marked the limits of the pastures or that they were figures involved in rituals for the protection of livestock.

The Burro de la Barrera Statue is one of the best conserved and defined of all the province, with a clearly identifiable form of a boar.

There are two more verraco statues in Lumbrales. The one that can currently be found at the Las Merchanas Hillfort and the one known as the "Cebón de Fuenlabrada" ("Fuenlabrada Pig"), found near Cerralbo and inside the living quarters at the privately-owned Fuenlabrada Estate, which gives it its name.


Atop the Torrejón Hill –where some believe that the remains of an old Vettonian hillfort later turned castle can be found– this church from the second half of the sixteenth century was built in Herreran style.  Its first mass was held in 1581.

Centuries later –in the second half of the eighteenth century, under the reign of Philip II– it increased in size with the addition of the choir and the portico.

Surprising are its spacious proportions and the simplicity of the granite stonework used, as well as its high tower from the nineteenth century which measures 35 meters in height.

In its interior, all eyes gaze towards the altarpiece that presides over the central nave, which is a copy of the one that is in the Escorial and is dominated by the sculpture of the Patron Saint of our municipality, Nuestra Señora de la Asunción ("Our Lady of the Assumption"). Also noteworthy are its naves, its crossing, its large chapel, the numerous carved pieces, and its organ from the early nineteenth century.


The sculpture you are standing in front of is in the space that was once presided over by the Las Merchanas Verraco, which today has been restored and returned to its original location at the Las Merchanas Hillfort's field of stones – its gateway defense system.

This Hillfort is, possibly, the most important tourist site in Lumbrales and one of the most important Vettonian archaeological sites of the entire province.

The visit is full of facts that will allow you to understand, enjoy, and reflect upon the most important aspects of the Hillfort thanks to informational panels that will tell you about the culture of the Vettones, the ancient inhabitants and builders of our village, its culture, its walls, etc. The viewpoints will allow you to contemplate the large dimensions of this walled Vettonian settlement and the paths will show you our exuberant nature.  This is a cultural area full of tradition where you will come to understand the roots of our history and the beauty of our architectural and natural heritage, a heritage that goes back more than 2,500 years.


The Humilladero Hermitage, also known as the "Ermita del Manso Cordero" ("Hermitage of the Gentle Lamb"), was built in 1757. Originally located on the outskirts of town, on the way to Salamanca, those who were setting off on a trip asked for protection here and those who were arriving at Lumbrales gave thanks for their safe travels here.

The building was built in masonry and is considered a hall church, topped off with beautiful wooden latticework that rests atop rounded arches. Standing out in its interior is the remarkable Mudejar coffered ceiling that can be found in the chancel, as well as its Neoclassical altarpiece.
Therein, the floats are stored that reign over religious acts during Holy Week, along with the beautiful tabernacle.

In addition to the Humilladero Hermitage, Lumbrales has two other hermitages about which little is known and which have become private homes.


The Lumbrales Train Station is located along the "Línea del Duero" ("Douro River Line") that tied together the municipalities of La Fuente de San Esteban and Barca d’Alba, Portugal. Said line is a civil engineering work heralded as one of the most important of Spain because of its many iron bridges and tunnels dug out of the rock.

Around the middle of 1887, the section that tied the Boadilla Station with our town was opened and the old steam locomotives began to arrive at this station.

On the ground floor were the waiting area, the signaling facilities, the Station Master's office, the telegraph office, and a room where train movement was managed, goods were billed, and tickets were sold. The top floor was the Station Master's house.

Nevertheless, a lack of travelers brought this line to be closed, and on December 31, 1984, the last train came through this station.

In 2000, the line was recognized as an Asset of Cultural Interest, and part of its path is able to be traveled on foot.


You are standing in front of the La Navalito Neolithic Dolmen (8,000 BC. to 6,000-2,000 BC), of which only three stone slabs that made up part of its closed chamber remain – a chamber that was once covered and which could be accessed through a roofed, stone corridor. The inside of the chamber is where the deceased members of a single group or lineage were placed, atop the ground and without being buried.  A funeral ritual could possibly have been performed – a ceremony that we know nothing about but that surely left its mark on the lives of those prehistoric men and women.

Dolmens are also monuments that are erected in specific places: marks that are visible from a great distance and that indicate the existence of a clan nearby.  This dolmen's name comes from the name of the place where it is located, La Nava, with the Spanish word "hito" ("milestone") being added thereto, refers to something visible -- a marker that tells us about the owner or the boundaries of a certain space.

Other dolmens similar to this one existed in the Lumbrales area, such as the Prado Polo Dolmen and the Lumbo de Valdesancho Dolmen – all of which have now disappeared.


The place where you are now at, Caño Nuevo, received water from two springs located just 2 kilometers away: the Fuente Nueva Spring and the Valduncal Spring.

The water from the wells of some of the houses in Lumbrales was used for the animals and for cleaning. For drinking water, women came to this water source with their clay jugs at their hip or on their head to be filled. When they got here, they asked for their turn and waited while lively talking and being visited by boyfriends and suiters who took advantage of the long wait.

The women of Lumbrales also came to this water source's washing facilities, which can be seen a little further down, to wash their clothes, which were later left atop the grass to dry or stretched out to be bleached. The stone troughs higher up were left for quenching the thirst of the animals that grazed on the nearby farmland.

Despite the heavy use of this Caño Nuevo Water Source, it always had water.


The fountain in front of you, although it is known as the “La Romana” ("Roman") Fountain, was probably built in the seventeenth or eighteenth century, which was when the majority of these types of fountains were built in the province – fountains which feature rounded arches and barrel vaults that were similar to Ancient Roman constructions.

Formerly known as the Las Viñas ("Grapevine") Fountain because it was surrounded by fields bearing grapevines, the women of Lumbrales came here to put water into their clay jugs or to wash the dirty clothing from the field when the fountain overflowed, filling the stone basin that can be seen in the front.

But this fountain was really a fountain/well, as it gets water from the water table. Although it never ran out of water, its level went down in the summer and bounced back up again during the rainy periods.


The clock tower is believed to have been built at the beginning of the seventeenth century. Intended for many uses, the city jail can still be remembered on the ground floor of the tower – a jail that was still in use until well into the twentieth century.

Currently, the tower's two upper floors are home to an important archaeological sampling made up of pieces from around the region of Abadengo we are currently in.

It was also, for a time, home to the Lumbrales City Council, with political rallies like the one you can see in the photograph being held from its balcony.  During the city festivals in the month of August, the band sits in its balcony to provide the bullfights held in this square, where a temporary bullring is installed, with a certain atmosphere. The tower's bell announces the beginning of the festivities, as well as the arrival of the bulls during the running of the bulls in the festive period. The tower's bell also chimes when fire is near.