El Oso, Ávila

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El Oso is a municipality (pop. 229) in the Spanish province of Ávila, in the autonomous community of Castile-Leon.


The village takes its name (which means "the bear") from a megalithic monument outside the church. The monument in question may not have been intended to represent a bear. It is classed as a Verraco, a type of prehistoric monument found in central Spain, which shares its name with the Spanish word for a boar. Local legend identifies this example as a bear.

External links[edit]

  • [1]Web Official www.ElOso.es

Coordinates: 40°50′N 4°46′W / 40.833°N 4.767°W / 40.833; -4.767