Shepherds’ life in Castilla y León

Would you like to know how the shepherds life of Castilla y León was 70 years ago?

If so, you can visit the Etnographic Park of the pastoral culture in a town of Valladolid called Cogeces del Monte.

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Chozo and sheds for sheep

In this place a “Chozo” has been rebuilt. It is a typical stone building where shepherds spent the summer nights and took cover from bad weather. It has a cone shape with a hole at the top that served as a chimney. Just next to it there was the shed for sheep.

Through information in panels you can learn many things about shepherds life and their activities, for example, what they ate, musical instruments they built, songs, games …

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Panels

Also we can learn what kinds of sheep are the most common in the area, what dog breeds were with shepherds and the dangers they faced

The Park is about 3 km from the village and you need a car to get there. The visit is completely free and it is open all day

 

By Julia Peñas del Caz

 

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