The village is found in the middle of the Ruta de la Lana (Wool Route) and forms part of the Camino del Cid (El Cid Path), at the end of the XX century it became part of the San Esteban de Gormaz township.
Wineries and vineyards are its hallmark, but the Romanesque church of San Juan Bautista stands out above all, which still conserves a part from the early gothic period. The chapel of la Virgen de la Guía, which is located at 100 metres from the village, receives its name (by literally citing Father Janáriz) because: “The king Roman I pursuing the Moorish army, waged war and defeated it in front of the chapel; in memory, the next population which was called La Guía, changed the name to Matanza (slaughter)”.
Its land is rich in wheat, barley, oats, rye, sunflower, potato and vines; its vegetation is gifted with oaks, bush lands, lavender, tea and chamomile. The rivers Rejas and Pentecilla also flow through this land. And the village festivals are held in honor of la Virgen de la Guía.