Covarrubias owes its name to the reddish caves that abound in the surroundings. Its city centre, declared a Property of Cultural Interest, is one of the best examples of typical Castilian town planning, with arcaded streets and half-timbered houses.
The entrance to the old town is through the arch of the Archivo del Adelantamiento de Castilla, whose façade bears the coat of arms of Felipe II. Before going through the arch, take a look at the 16th-century Gothic transept in front of the Archivo. A stroll through the old quarter will reveal the characteristics of typical Castilian architecture: stone ground floors, arcades, exposed timber framework and upper balconies. The House of Doña Sancha is one of the best examples.
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