This quaint village located in the San Juan de la Peña Cultural Park knows how to showcase its mountain style.

The hamlet is built around a main street, and features several examples of outstanding architecture, including “Casa Juan”, which dates back to 1551, and the 18th-century “Casa Simón”.

Many of the buildings have fireplaces, so the outsides of the homes feature “chamineras”, or chimneys in the style of a truncated cone crowned by an “espantabrujas”, a traditional way of protecting homes from evil spirits.

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The Romanesque Parish Church of San Esteban, and its two nearby chapels, Santa María (11th century), and Santa Isabel (12th century), also speak of a rich medieval past.

Centenero celebrates its annual festival on September 2nd.

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