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Redecilla del Camino (Municipality, Castilla y León, Spain)

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Flag of Redecilla del Camino - Image from the Escudos y Banderas de la Provincia de Burgos website, 21 February 2014

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Presentation of Redecilla del Camino

The municipality of Redecilla del Camino (133 inhabitants in 2009; 1,210 ha; municipal website) is located in the east of the Province of Burgos, on the border with La Rioja, 70 km of Burgos.

Redecilla del Camino is the first village in Castilla y León on the Way of St. James (El Camino). The village was mentioned for the first time in the San Millán de la Cogolla abbey charter, dated 1025, which lists the strata (paved way) linking Redecilla and the San Martín monastery, itself granted to the San Millán abbey in 945 by Count of Castile Fernán Gonz&aaute;lez. In the oldest known pilgrim's dairy of the Way of St. James, Codex Calixtinus, written in the 13th century, the French clerk Aymeric Picaud relates its journey between Nájera and Redecilla.

Ivan Sache, 17 February 2011

Symbols of Redecilla del Camino

The flag and arms (image) of Redecilla del Camino are prescribed by a Decree adopted on 30 March 2001 by the Municipal Council, signed on 2 April 2001 by the Mayor, and published on 18 April 2001 in the official gazette of Castilla y León, No. 76, p. 6,229 (text).
The symbols are described as follows:

Flag: Quadrangular, with proportions 1:1, vertical, the first third (2/3,3) yellow. In the middle of the flag is placed the municipal coat of arms. See the attached drawing [not available in the electronic source].
Coat of arms: Or a tree eradicated vert a tower gules masoned sable three eight-pointed stars azure 2 + 1, a chief azure a baptismal font or and two St. James scallops of the same. The shield surmounted with a Royal crown closed.

The baptismal font (photo) of the Virgin de la Calle parish church, made in the 12th century, has a Romanesque sculpted decoration.

Ivan Sache, 17 February 2011