A past that lives on in the present
Pineda de la Sierra
Nestling in a valley surrounded by hills and on the banks of the River Arlanzón, it stands out for the fine stone houses built in reddish sandstone by the wealthy livestock breeders of the 17th and 18th centuries.
Its proximity to the city of Burgos, its natural wealth and the mining railway, today part of the ‘Green Ways’ itineraries, have always played a crucial role in Pineda’s economic development.
Widely-acknowledged as one of the most spectacular areas of the Sierra de La Demanda mountain range, it also boasts one of the province’s finest examples of mountain Romanesque architecture. Declared a Historic Site in 2010, its places of interest include the Church of San Sebastián, which became an Asset of Cultural Interest and Monument in 1983, and several mansions built in the traditional style. A town that still conserves its original layout.