Given the fact that this town is really really small and that everything is settled around the monastery, the main things to see in San Juan de Ortega is the monarch building.
In a place with stunning history and tradition the space with more historical meaning to see in San Juan de Ortega in the chapel of San Nicolás de Bari. It is over the old hermitage founder of the place. Inside there are the In it is the Romanesque tomb with relics of San Nicolás de Bari, a piece that despite being unfinished, is the most important funerary work in the province of Burgos.
The structure of the church of the monastery is of Romanesque style – it is estimated that at the end of the 12th century – it was enlarged in two Gothic-style buildings during the 15th century. The most important are the double capitals told of the ‘miracle of light’, described in the history section, which include the Annunciation and the Birth.
Another piece that must be seen in San Juan de Ortega very carefully is the beautiful Elizabethan Gothic baldachin (1464) of San Juan de Ortega, in which scenes of his life and miracles are sculpted. Work of art in which the remains of the saint are not deposited. These are found in the left apse, where there is a sepulcher without special artistic quality; the relic was previously in the crypt, but was moved there recently because of a flood of that. In this left apse there is an altarpiece on San Jerónimo, in which there is an image of Santo Domingo de la Calzada (master of San Juan de Ortega).
In our opinion, another issue that must be seen in San Juan de Ortega carefully is the natural and historical environment; especially the detour of the French Way, which through a beautiful forest leads to Villafranca Montes de Oca. It is also essential to visit the interpretation center of Atapuerca, located in Ibeas de Juarros (and, if possible, the site itself). For history buffs, the trek to the Redondo Meadow, south of the municipality of Agés, where the Battle of Atapuerca and the death of the King of Navarre took place in 1054, a historic milestone that marked the decline of This kingdom in favor of Castilla. It is advisable to ask the locals about the exact places and to be provided with adequate footwear.