Medina de Pomar

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Medina de Pomar
Municipality and city
Alcázar de los Condestables de Castilla (14th century)
Alcázar de los Condestables de Castilla (14th century)
Flag of Medina de Pomar
Flag
Official seal of Medina de Pomar
Seal
Medina de Pomar is located in Spain
Medina de Pomar
Medina de Pomar
Location of Medina de Pomar in Spain.
Coordinates: 42°55′52″N 3°29′2″W / 42.93111°N 3.48389°W / 42.93111; -3.48389
Country Spain
Autonomous community Castile and León Castile and León
Province Flag of Burgos Burgos
Comarca Las Merindades
Government
 • Mayor José Antonio López Marañón
Area
 • Total 214 km2 (83 sq mi)
Elevation 583 m (1,913 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 6,321
 • Density 30/km2 (77/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 09500
Website Official website

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.

History[edit]

The foundation of the town is attributed to a group of Mozarabs in the 12th century.

Main sights[edit]

  • 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[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 42°56′N 3°29′W / 42.933°N 3.483°W / 42.933; -3.483