Puebla de Sanabria

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Puebla de Sanabria
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Flag of Puebla de Sanabria
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Puebla de Sanabria is located in Spain
Puebla de Sanabria
Puebla de Sanabria
Location in Spain.
Coordinates: 42°3′19″N 6°38′01″W / 42.05528°N 6.63361°W / 42.05528; -6.63361
Country Spain
Autonomous community Castile and León
Province Zamora
Comarca Senabria
Government
 • Mayor José Fernández Blanco
Area
 • Total 81.39 km2 (31.42 sq mi)
Elevation 960 m (3,150 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 1,571
 • Density 19/km2 (50/sq mi)
Demonym Sanabrés
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website Official website
Castle of Puebla de Sanabria

Puebla de Sanabria is a small town located in the north-eastern part of the province of Zamora in Spain, between the rivers Tera and Castro.

It is the economic and political centre of the comarca of Sanabria.

History[edit]

Well known as one of the oldest settlements in the province of Zamora, its roots could get to be documented around year 509 where it appears in a record from the Council of Lugo. Some authors have the opinion that the information here found refers to the whole region instead referring only to the town. More accurate documentation can be found around the 10th century in which existed as "urbe Senabrie" indicated as organization center for its surrounding area.

Main sights[edit]

  • the castle built around the 15th century by the Count of Benavente
  • Romanesque-Gothic church of Nuestra Señora de Azogue (13th century)
  • Hermitage of San Cayetano, in Baroque style (17th century)
  • Isabeline Town Hall (16th century).
  • Fort of San Carlos
Church of Nuestra Señora del Azogue.
Castle of Puebla de Sanabria, Main entrance.

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