Legend of Bride´s Jump / Navajas : Beautiful 60m high waterfall “Salto de la Novia”/The Jump of the Bride and an old, full of mystery, legend…
Legend of Bride´s Jump / Navajas
This weekend I did another amazing hike to Navajas, a tiny little village in the Alto Palancia. Hills, waterfalls, river, trails and an old legend. According to which, many years ago there was a tradition for brides to jump over the Palancia River in order to prove their love and ensure a happy marriage.
A girl was supposed to find a place where the river narrows a bit, and then, in front of the villagers, jump to the opposite shore. Success was a sign of happy marriage and true love. There is a story of a young couple in love, who were about to get married. Like other brides, the young lady tried to jump, but slipped and fell into the river. A groom tried to save his beloved one, but both of them drowned. However, the locals claim that on the moonlit nights they still hear voices and the river becomes radiantly white as a wedding dress.
Creepy legend, as for me. Nevertheless, the place has become an ultimate family picnic destination. The area is rather dry and there´s not much left from this dangerous legend´s river. So people come with kids and enjoy this hidden and fresh natural paradise in a family circle.