The small hamlet of Radiquero lies on a gentle slope at the foot of the Sevil Mountains facing undulating foothills. It is at this point that the Ebro Valley meets the Pyrenees; the sandstone of the plains meets the limestone of the mountains. And it is a huge, strangely shaped rock that dominates the village from its highest point, known locally as O Peñon (meaning rock.)
The landscape here boasts Mediterranean richness and variety. Alongside forests of holm and Portuguese oak, the villagers cultivate vines, almond trees and olives trees, many of which have existed here for well over a hundred years. The wine making tradition is evident in the well known winery of Bodegas Monclus, whose quality wines are produced under the D.O. Somontano label.
A stroll through the village reveals beautifully arched doorways created with well-cut voussoirs, heraldic crests and eaves. However the village’s most interesting feature, without doubt, is its covered passageways.
The parish church dedicated to Nuestra Señora (Our Lady) rises up in the centre of the village. Although it retains some Romanesque traces, practically the whole of the building dates to the 17th century. The interior of the nave is covered with rib vaults laid out in a way that represents a peaceful sky full of stars. A small gardened area next to an old olive oil mill on the outskirts of the village is the location of the Fuente d´o Lugar (an old fountain) and the Cazcarra holm oak, a beautiful old tree.
Radiquero celebrates All Soul’s night on the 1st November.