Sos del Rey Católico
|Sos del Rey Católico|
|Municipality||Sos del Rey Católico|
|• Mayor||Jesús Iso|
|• Total||216 km2 (83 sq mi)|
|Elevation||652 m (2,139 ft)|
|• Density||3.1/km2 (7.9/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
It was the birthplace of King Ferdinand II (1452), in whose honor the town, formerly known simply as Sos, added del Rey Católico ("of the Catholic King") to its name.
Sos is one of the most well-preserved medieval cities in Aragon; large parts of the old town are said to look much as they did at the time of Ferdinand's birth. Sights in the town include the Sada Palace, birthplace of the Catholic monarch; several churches, including the Romanic church of Saint Stephen and the 11th-century crypt of the Virgen del Perdón; the old medieval wall and seven of its gates; and the medieval stock exchange, the Lonja.
The film La vaquilla was shot in Sos with many locals working as extras. It was directed by Pablo Garcia Albano.
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