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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  • Visit to the Canal de Castilla, with travel on the the recreational boat that crosses the channel. Beautiful excursion that we did with children. The boat made a trip of 2 hours and a half, with arrival to a sluice where performs the maneuver altitude change and change of direction. A pleasant walk on a beautiful autumn day. The boat ends its departures on 31 October and not resume them until the month of March. The landscape is really nice and discover the history of the very interesting channel. Note: the children get bored is a poquillo for the duration of the trip.
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  • is necessary make book, because but run the risk of not to make the trip. Since only fit 52 people.
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  • It is interesting to make a boat ride in the middle of the cereal-producing typical Castilian countryside. The banks of the Canal are lined with trees that, in mid-October which is when we visited it, have their leaves with a very beautiful colors. During the journey, as well as up and down a sluice-gate, they explained the reasons that led to build the Canal, and its current use.
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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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