Castromocho

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Castromocho, Spain
Location of Castromocho, Spain
Location of Castromocho, Spain
Castromocho, Spain
Location of Castromocho, Spain
Coordinates: 42°2′0″N 4°49′0″W / 42.03333°N 4.81667°W / 42.03333; -4.81667Coordinates: 42°2′0″N 4°49′0″W / 42.03333°N 4.81667°W / 42.03333; -4.81667
Country  Spain
Autonomous community Castile and León
Province Palencia
Municipality Castromocho
Government
 • Mayor Florencio Pablo Caballero de la Torre (PP)
Area
 • Total 52 km2 (20 sq mi)
Elevation 762 m (2,500 ft)
Population (2004)
 • Total 258
 • Density 5.0/km2 (13/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Post Code 34305
Area code(s) (+34)...
Vehicle registration P
Website Official Website

Castromocho is a municipality located in the province of Palencia, Castile and León, Spain. According to the 2004 census (INE), the municipality has a population of 258 inhabitants.

The municipality borders Fuentes de Nava, Baquerín de Campos, Torremormojón, Villerías de Campos, Boada de Campos, Capillas, Villarramiel and Abarca de Campos.

History[edit]

The area dates back to Roman times and there is evidence presented in coins and other remains found in the municipality. Castromocho has a ruined fort or castle. After the expulsion of the Arabs from the kingdoms of Castile and León, Castromocho blossomed after the tenth century but it formally founded as a town in the late fifteenth century.[1]

The St. Stephen church was built in the sixteenth century, although recently renovated, with two renaissance facades, and the other church, Iglesia Santa Maria, dedicated to St. Mary, stands out for its beautiful terraced tower and steeple with glazed tiles which were also recently restored. The church contains a notable sculpture of Our Lady of the Angels, known as the "Queen of the Angels", a work attributed to the Baroque sculptor Lucia Ignacia Roldán.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Historia de Castromocho". Castromocho.es. Retrieved January 3, 2009. 

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