Route of the Channels
A contemporary route that goes through the old road of the Casas de Don Gómez municipality that connected with the City of Coria.
Scenic Tour: The route begins just at the beginning of the Iron Bridge (Puente de Hierro), erected between 1901 and 1909, and continues westward along the riverside walkway known as Paseo Fluvial de La Isla. It further takes you to the Tamujal Riverside Park, a natural area for walking and relaxation located on the right bank of the Alagón River, where you can appreciate the rich flora of the riverside forest. From here, the route leads you to an asphalted road that ascends through orchards and fertile irrigated fields, until you reach the top to look down towards the millenary Historic Centre and the Urban Area of Coria. Once you have gone all the way around, with the Cathedral and the Castle always in the background, you will return to the starting point of the route.
Ethnographic Tour: Viewing the magnificent monuments of the Historic Centre of the City of Coria, declared Cultural Heritage of Spain (Bien de Interés Cultural) in the Historical Complex category: 16th-19th century Hospital of St. Nicholas of Bari (Hospital de San Nicolás de Bari), 15th century Castle of the Dukes of Alba (Castillo de los Duques de Alba), 1st century Roman City Walls, 15th-16th century Palace of the Dukes of Alba (Palacio Ducal de Alba), 15th-18th century Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption (Catedral de Santa María de la Asunción), 17th-19th century Conciliar College-Seminary (Colegio Seminario Conciliar) and 16th century Stone Bridge (Puente de Piedra).
Ecological Tour: The riverbanks, agricultural fields and grasslands (irrigated), along with the Mediterranean forest and scrubland (pasture), share an ecosystem with rural species, and the typical riparian species of the riverside forest as well as the Mediterranean forest and scrubland, including predatory species.
Fact Sheet: Type of Route: Linear. Distance: 8.20 km. Estimated Time: 2 hours and 20 minutes.