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Hotel Monasterio de Tejeda

Our rural hotel is located on the banks of the river Ojos de la Moya, surrounded by forests of a wide variety of species. Do not hesitate to visit the various places and charming villages in the area and enjoy nature in the heart of the low mountains of Cuenca.

You will also be able to enjoy a wide variety of activities.

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Cave of the Virgin of Tejeda
The cave of the virgin is a place where the Virgin of Texeda appeared according to religious tradition. It is the place where people come in procession to worship the Virgin of Texeda on the 14th of August at 7 in the morning.

It is located at the end of the site and is accessed via a stepped ramp that leads from the river bank to the cave. It contains an image of the Virgin Mary and the remains of a 19th century building. The area is still a regular place of worship with a Marian vocation.
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Garaballa
At the entrance to the Monastery of Tejeda there is a small sign indicating the direction and distance to a place of great historical and religious value, Tejeda la Vieja, where several elements of interest are concentrated in a natural environment of extraordinary beauty embedded in the gorge that the river Ojos de Moya has been excavating over the years.

In this place of incomparable richness, just 3 km from the monastery along a simple and pleasant path that follows the course of the river Ojos de Moya, we find La Cueva de La Virgen, the Church of San Sebastián, the medieval castle of Arab origin from the 9th century, the Cueva del Risco and the ruins of the old Monastery of Tejeda, all of which are listed as places of interest.
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Cave of the Risco
The Cueva del Risco was first used as a shelter and habitat in the Bronze Age. Its configuration and reliefs, as well as its privileged orientation towards the west in mid-August (end of April), coinciding with the pagan festivities of Mother Earth, must have made it a sacred cave for the first settlers, and it was possibly the first oratory of the Virgin of Texeda, before the construction of the primitive church. The church of the new convent was built in 1472 with the same orientation as the cave, to revitalise the miracle every year.
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Pedro Izquierdo
Pedro Izquierdo de Moya is a hamlet of Moya, in the province of Cuenca. Of particular note is the parish church of Santa Elena, a notable 17th century building, next to the old cemetery, the old fountain with its trough, the public washing place and the fountain in the main square.

As for local celebrations, we recommend that on the 18th of August, when the patron saint -Santa Elena- is celebrated, the image is carried in procession up to the washing place: there the bread and wine are blessed and offered in charity to all the people who attend.
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Henarejos
Very close to the Hotel Monasterio de Tejeda is the municipality of Henarejos, where we find the Abrigo del Tio Modesto.

Among pine forests and magnificent landscapes of sandstone of the rodeno is the cave of Tio Modesto, a cave shelter that houses post-paleolithic paintings from different periods, where figures of a good naturalistic style (Levantine Art) alternate with human figures with bows and arrows in attitude of shooting in scenes of goats and deer, with schematic paintings (Schematic Art) compositions of human figures and serpentiform bars of different tendencies.
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Moya
The town of Moya (Cuenca) is a medieval town in ruins, declared a Historic-Artistic Site, situated in a privileged strategic location. It stands on a hill, at an altitude of 1,155 m., and overlooks a large area of the provinces of Teruel and Valencia. Due to this enclave, it has been the object of disputes throughout the ages to gain control of it and is called by some historians "Moya, key to kingdoms".