Sos del Rey Católico

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Sos del Rey Católico
Skyline of Sos del Rey Católico
Official seal of Sos del Rey Católico
Seal
Sos del Rey Católico is located in Spain
Sos del Rey Católico
Sos del Rey Católico
Location in Spain.
Coordinates: 42°29′48″N 1°12′53″W / 42.49667°N 1.21472°W / 42.49667; -1.21472
Country Spain
Autonomous community Aragon
Province Zaragoza
Comarca Cinco Villas
Municipality Sos del Rey Católico
Founded 908
Government
 • Mayor Jesús Iso
Area
 • Total 216 km2 (83 sq mi)
Elevation 652 m (2,139 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 662
 • Density 3.1/km2 (7.9/sq mi)
Demonym Sosienses
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal Code 50680

Sos del Rey Católico is a historic town and municipality located in the comarca of Cinco Villas, province of Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain.

History[edit]

Sancho I of Pamplona founded Sos, in either 907[1] or 908,[2] as a border town during the Reconquista.

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.

Main sights[edit]

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.

In film[edit]

The film La vaquilla was shot in Sos with many locals working as extras. It was directed by Pablo Garcia Albano.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Briz Martínez, Juan (1620). Historia de la fundación y antigüedades de San Juan de la Peña. Saragossa. p. chapter 9, folio 312. 
  2. ^ Madoz, Pascual (1846–1850). Diccionario geográfico-estadístico-histórico de España y sus posesiones de Ultramar. Establecimiento tipográfico de P. Madoz y L. Sagasti. 

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