Situated in a peculiar cone-shaped hill perforated by numerous wine cellars, Alcubilla del Marqués is a starting point in the winemaking in the Designation of Origin Ribera del Duero.
Historically, a fortress of Muslim origin was built on the cone-shaped hill, of which no traces remain. Alcubilla del Marqués is known as a Cidian place: traversing the town, the Cid and his followers entered ‘Tierra de nadie’ (‘no man’s land’), a bordering area between Christians and Muslims of the king of Castile Alfonso VI.
In fact, El Cantar (a historic literary work), marked Alcubilla del Marqués as the end of Castile, despite extending much further to the south.
Religiously, the church of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción is a Gothic temple but Romanesque in its origins. It houses a beautiful altarpiece with images of la Virgen de la Piedra (found on a stone in the nearby place of El Cerro).
If you are lucky enough to visit Alcubilla del Marqués, set aside some time for the Ethnographic Museum of 1981, in the old town hall.