Medina de Pomar
|Medina de Pomar|
|Municipality and city|
Alcázar de los Condestables de Castilla (14th century)
|Autonomous community||Castile and León|
|• Mayor||José Antonio López Marañón|
|• Total||214 km2 (83 sq mi)|
|Elevation||583 m (1,913 ft)|
|• Density||30/km2 (77/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Medina de Pomar is a municipality and town located in the province of Burgos, Castile and León, Spain. It is situated 77 km from Bilbao, and 88 km from Burgos, the capital of the province, 8 kilometres from Villarcayo and about 20 km from Espinosa de los Monteros, which are the most important towns in the surroundings of Medina de Pomar.
Medina de Pomar is part of the Comarca of Las Merindades with its varied landscape. The rivers Nela, Trueba and Salón, the steep slopes of the Tesla, the pine forests of Losa and flat surfaces that are dedicated nowadays to the cultivation of cereal, potatoes and lettuces.
The foundation of the town is attributed to a group of Mozarabs in the 12th century.
- the Alcázar de los Condestables de Castilla, built on the south-west corner of the city's walls. It is a 14th-century fortification erected during the reign of Henry II of Castile.
- hermitage of Nuestra Señora del Salcinar y del Rosario, built as a vow after the Spanish-Italian victory against the Ottomans at the Battle of Lepanto (1571).
- Monastery of Santa Clara, founded in 1313
People from Medina de Pomar
- Ramón Chíes (1846-1893) - Journalist, editor, and political activist.
- Jesús María Pereda (1938-2011) - Football midfielder and manager.
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