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Duruelo de la Sierra is a municipality of Spain, in the province of Soria, Autonomous Community of Castile and León (Spanish Comunidad Autónoma de Castilla y León).
Duruelo de la Sierra has an area of 44.55 km², with a population of 1,473 inhabitants and a density of 31.56/km².
- Altitude: 1205 metres
- Distance to Soria: 55 kilometres
Monuments and Statues
- Santa Marina Hermitage.
- San Miguel Arcángel Church (12th Century), extended 16th Century.
- Medieval Graveyard, behind San Miguel's Church. Much touristic interest, dating from the 9th to the 10th Century. (Spanish Necròpolis Medieval)
Flora and fauna
The flora of this particular region is emphasized by Scots Pine (Spanish: pino albar), accompanied by Erica vagans (Spanish: brezo), and Oak Tree (Spanish: roble).
The fauna for this particular region is emphasized by Red Deer (Spanish: ciervo), European Roe Deer (Spanish: corzo), Wild Boar (Spanish: jabalí) and Eagle (Spanish: águila).
Duruelo de la Sierra and Covaleda between the pine forest
, as seen from the Mirador de Castroviejo.
- Forest advantages, distribution between neighbours results in a gain of sales of the pines.
- Furniture and Wood Industry, the great industrial estate is currently expanding.
- There exists several sawmills where the pines become planks, and are sold to Spain and other countries.
- Pico de Urbión (lit. Tip of Urbión): observed from the valley, much touristic interest.
- Castroviejo: location contains unusual rock formations.
- Cueva Serena (lit. Calm Cave)
- La Chorla
- Ambas Cuerdas (lit. Both Cords)
- Fuente del berro (lit. Source of the Watercress)
- Peñas blancas (lit. White Rocks)
- Laguna de Urbión (lit. Lagoon of Urbión)
- Nacimiento del Duero (lit. Birth of Duero)
Twin towns — Sister cities
Duruelo de la Sierra is twinned with:
Festivals and traditions
- Martes de Carnaval: A Tuesday of February or March.
- Santa Marina: 17 and 18 of July.
- El Cristo: 13 to 17 of September.
- La Ronda: the celebration of Martes de Carnaval and Santa Marina.
- Vaca Flaca: the celebration of Martes de Carnaval.
- La Rueda (lit. The Wheel)
- Colgar al Judas (lit. Hanging of Judas)