Canal de Castilla, Medina de Rioseco

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The Canal of Castile is a canal in the north of Spain. Constructed during the last half of the 18th century and the first half of the 19th century, it runs through the provinces of Burgos, Palencia and Valladolid, in the autonomous community of Castile and León. It is one of the country's few canals.It was built to ease the wheat grain transport from Castile to the northern harbours and to other markets from there. However, when railroads were built in northern Spain in the nineteenth century, the canal turned into the spine of a huge irrigation system due to its relative inefficiency as a means of transport. The locks on the canal were decommissioned in the twentieth century. Similar to an inverted 'Y' in layout, the canal stretches 207km, linking the towns of Alar del Rey, considered the beginning of the Northern Branch, Valladolid and Medina de Rioseco, lying at the end of the Southern Branch and Campos Branch respectively.EcologyThe countryside crossed by the canal is of interest for its birdlife. In the Tierra de Campos there are two large Special Protection Areas.
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  • Good boat trip through the canal until the lock No. 7. Our daughter passed it phenomenal. The personal of the boat very friendly and pleasant.
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  • Interesting visits in the Centre of Castilla, an example of it important that is preserve infrastructures of makes years.
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  • It have seen in January frozen and already have decided return when make good time and are can go on boat, is something unique. They could clean that area of the channel, it is difficult to be more dirty.
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  • THE CANAL OF CASTILE IS RELAXING AND MAGICAL NATURE PURE WITH DUCKS STORKS BIRDS...
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  • No claims beyond the traditional. Correct in quality and price. Very little professionalism of staff. A penalty.
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  • Close work it. Excellent paints.
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