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Trip to the Alcarria: Masegoso and Cifuentes

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After passing through the villages of Torija and Brihuega, we made a short stop to admire a beautiful waterfall of intense greens in Civic and ate at a restaurant in the town of Masegoso.

Pastor's Museum in Masegoso de Tajuña

After recovering strength, we approached the small Shepherd Museum of this town, where one can learn about life, about 60 years ago, in the villages of La Alcarria. The museum is divided into three rooms and consists of many original objects of the time. It shows an old kitchen, the farming tools used at the time and some other things, such as shears, corduroy suits, saddlebags, etc.

The good man of Julio, who had been a pastor at the time, explained to us what each instrument he indicated with his cane was used for. He recognized that if he was born again, he would not be a pastor. To explain it, he said that it was a very hard work, with long hours of solitude and that, today, it was not profitable. If finally, today's pastors leave their jobs to look for something better, we will have lost this model of rural life. If so, we will always have the virtual grazing of the Pastor's Museum.

Cifuentes

We got on the bus and continued with our tour of the Alcarria in search of the footprint of Camilo José Cela.

After traveling just 9 km, we arrive in Cifuentes. Cela said of her on her Journey to Alcarria:

“… A beautiful, cheerful town, with lots of water, with women with deep black eyes…”

With the light of 6 in the afternoon, I was able to corroborate the first adjectives of this mention, however few young women I saw in its streets. And with sunglasses, complicated to find out if his eyes were the color and depth that Don Camilo commented.

A medieval castle, under which the Cifuentes river is born, crowns the town.

Religious heritage

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