Civil architecture

Tourism in Rasines


The regrouping of the population will be carried out through buildings on the edges of the roads, which caused conflicts between the builder and the Council.

The forward-facing of these semi-detached buildings is oriented towards the east and west, with narrow fronts, they grow in a rectangular fashion towards the bottom, where the small orchards for growing products for immediate consumption are located. The fronts have a cantilevered balcony supported by struts. In the event that the house is located on a firewall, no props are used to support the balcony.

The stone that was utilized is usually ashlar in the walls and also for corners and openings. The wood was used in the construction of the balconies.

The oldest preserved examples of housing are profusely adulterated with successive reforms, in order to adapt them to the needs and the different times and just a few elements have been kept, especially built spans with pointed arches. They correspond to the remains of Gothic houses from the 15th century. Isolated constructions are not usually frequent, except for baroque houses or those built from the first years of the 20th century.

Civil architecture in Rasines



Breaking with the prototype of the Cantabrian house, there are constructions that follow foreign designs, that is, with waters flowing towards the front. Seré follows the typology of a glass hamlet, in which the front is located on the gable end and the roof pours towards the sides. This type of house usually has relatively narrow fronts and the plant will develop to a greater extent towards the bottom, resulting in this rectangular shape.

Manor Houses

Scattered throughout the different neighborhoods, some examples of houses that respond to the prototype of a baroque mountain manor houses, built in the 17th and 18th centuries, have survived to this day, which most notable features are: the construction based on good ashlar masonry, with two floors and semicircular arches located on the lower floor. The floors are usually square and the roofs are distributed in a four-way pyramid shape or two-by-two with a ridge beam. Among the most significant examples we find:

  • Casa del Barrio 

Located in El Barrio (Ojebar), it is a building built in sandstone ashlar stone in openings and corners, the building consists of two heights. The facade is oriented to the west.

  • School of Cereceda Museum and Tourist Office

In the neighborhood of the church of Cerceda, it has a rectangular floor with a wing attached to the south. It is a masonry stone building in the first third of the west side and window frames and corners and ashlar stones in the rest. It is developed in two heights separated by a highlighted sandstone impost and is finished off at the top by an eaves. The openings are relatively large for this type of building and probably adapted to the use for which it was intended, the school.


El Palacio

Built in the second half of the 17th century next to Camino Real in Barrio del Cerro. It is a quadrangular building with two floors separated by a highlighted impost. The main front was built in limestone ashlar masonry, as well as the corners and edges of the openings, the rest being plastered, but revealing ashlar stones in the broken ones. It has a ground floor in which a triple semicircular arcade is located, slightly highlighted and supported on pilasters that give access to the hallway and from which the building can be entered. The second floor has the Gil del Valle family coat of arms centered with an inscription underneath: IN TE DOMINE SPERAVI.

Casa Martínez - Calera

Dependent of the Parish of Cereceda. It is a hermitage-humiliation temple with a single rectangular shed that has a small porch attached to the feet.

Casa Jovenera

Casa Jobenera

Located on the edge of Camino Real and close to the entrance by Ampuero. Also known as Our Lady of Incencio or Bardal. It depended on the Parish of Cereceda. It is currently privately owned.

Casa en La Gerra

Building located in Barrio de la Gerra with a rectangular floor built in light sandstone ashlar brick, except in the sections close to the windows on the lower floor of the front. The building is developed in a two-height base adapted to the terrain, giving rise to two roofs formed by three waters, joined by ridges. Oriented to the east, the access opening is centered, on its side there are slightly highlighted pilasters. 


Casa Villanueva - Pico

In Barrio de La Edilla, this house was built in the 18th century with Indian architecture. The main front is built in ashlar stonework. The tower is located to the west of the complex, formed by a prismatic body developed in four heights separated by highlighted imposts. In the lower part there is a central opening that acts as a door, which, like the rest of the openings in the set, is fastened with a molding of simple knuckles.

The second of the bodies has a window-door framed with a molding a multiple knee in the center, giving access to a balcony supported by a stone base and a wrought iron balustrade. The third and last section features a large shield located in the central part with openings on both sides. This third body has a lower height and two framed openings on the sides, the whole complex is finished off with a molded cornice on which the carved wooden eaves rests. In the shield with the family arms that is located in the tower there is an inscription that says: MALO MORI QUAM FOEDARI.

La Casona

Large volume rectangular building in Barrio El Cerro, built in the second half of the 19th century with first section ashlar stone, as well as the corners, cornices and balconies near the openings.


The main front is oriented to the east and centered on two semicircular arches supported on pilasters from where the entrance to the hall is accessed. The second and third floors have two window-doors that give access to two large balconies, supported on molded stone bases and closed with an iron fence. On both sides there are two small balconies supported on corbels. The fourth floor has four small openings, with equidistant distribution, the upper part is finished off by a molded cornice and crafted wood eaves.


Casa de Helguera

Building constructed in the 18th century in Barrio Helguera, with ashlar stone in the corners and fences of the openings and in the rest of the building.

The front is oriented to the south and is developed in height of two sections separated by a slightly raised impost, the access to the hall is made through a semicircular arch supported on pilasters. In the first section of the front and on its south side, there are two openings, one of which has a sandstone window that has a Latin cross-shaped opening in the center with an inward inclination, decorated in its corners with representations of the sun, the moon, fleur-de-lis and a six-pointed star. The second section has a window-door centered that does not exceed the front line.

Casas Consistorial

Located in Barrio de la Gerra. In the decade of 1970 it underwent modifications to its main front. It was built in 1907, according to the design of the architect Gonzalo Bringas Vega. Inside, the staircase, the so-called imperial, one-way and two-round really stands out.

Casa de Martinez

Casa de Martinez

Located in La Riva neighborhood, this building dates from the early 18th century. On its front we can see a shield with Martinez´s weapons.


These constructions are destined to stall the cattle and gather grass for the winter, the type of cabin-house, typical of immediate areas, is not given, since the system of cattle exploitation is not based on the “muda”, as it happens with the pasiego style, since the meadows and cabins on which they are built are not located at great distances from the house.


Regarding the typology, the cabins seem to follow two constructive variables: on the one hand, small constructions, generally attached to the embankment, of low heights and built of superimposed sandstone slabs. The other type is characterized by being developed on two floors, built with ashlar masonry in openings, lintels and access stairs to the second floor, and the rest of the manufacturing is carried out with crafted ashlar.

The roof is always covered with tile and not with ballast, although the existence of stones is frequent that with their weight prevent it from being lifted by the wind. The farms on which they are raised are surrounded by barriers that are made by walls raised with slabs made of sandstone joined to the bone, the upper part is finished off by means of larger slabs that are intended to prevent the growth of vegetation and the rainwater to seep and ruin the work.