CAÑIZARES “GANCHEROS” AND WOOD REGIONAL MUSEUMCañizares (Cuenca)GPS: 40.51940155029297, -2.1910901069641113
The “ganchería”, and ancient job already disappeared consisting on moving wooden rafts down the river. Eleven centuries of trajectory in the province of Cuenca.
WHAT WE’LL SEE
From the mountain to the saw mill and the factory. Common and Mediterranean black pine trunks that can reach 40 metres high. The pines of Cuenca were very valued in the maritime industry and the carpentry. Very vigorous trees guided by the hook through the river curse to built the urban modernity.
Visit prior appointment on the telephone: (+34) 969 313 029.
José Luis Sampedro, a famous writer and economist, said about the “gancheros”: “They were the most entire, honest and human men I have ever met. They were nature in its pure state.”