Right off the bat, the first thing he tells you is that he is from the Tierras Altas. He says this with a sense of pride. He is a great connoisseur of his land, in the north-east of the province of Soria, as well as of Señuela, of which he knows a thousand and one stories. He is the "self-confessed culprit" of the existence of www.señuela.com, a website where texts about the village, its history, heritage, etc. are collected. And with this eagerness to write and share knowledge about Soria's villages, he has the blog Otra Soria, also highly recommended.
Cándido is the perfect ambassador for such a special village. He is a man of many wise words. He knows about the rural past as few of us have found on the road and he explains everything with pleasure and detail to anyone who asks him.
With the Association, made up of children, friends and neighbours, they have revived the patron saint festivities and restored the forge and the communal oven, which they enjoy using once a year. He also showed us the old washing place, where a few years ago two enormous stone basins were stolen, with malice aforethought at night.
Señuela has been a different place to what we are used to find. We noticed it in the welcome as soon as we got off the Bitxa, in the village square-front of the village. During the week, solitude in the streets, under the long shadow of the church of Santo Domingo de Silos. The community enjoys, revives and the village recovers from Friday to Sunday, holidays and public holidays throughout the year.
Although it sometimes sleeps alone, Señuela is a village with a soul, and its people overflow it with care and attention while they enjoy it.