Frías, Province of Burgos
Municipality and city
|Ciudad de Frías|
Panoramic view of Frías, 2007
Municipal location of Frías in Burgos province
|Autonomous community||Castile and León|
|• Total||32 km2 (12 sq mi)|
|Elevation||555 m (1,821 ft)|
|• Density||7.9/km2 (21/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Frías is the smallest settlement with the city title in Spain|
- For the town in the province of Teruel, Spain, see Frías de Albarracín
Frías is a historic medieval town on a hill above the river Ebro. Now a popular tourist spot it has an impressive castle dominating the river and the twelfth-century bridge across it. It is considered to be the smallest "city" in Spain, having been given that title in 1435.
There are two convents and two churches in the town. The gothic church of San Vitores is particularly worth visiting.
- Frias Castle (12th–15th century).
- Hanging houses.
- The medieval bridge. Near the town, crossing the Ebro river, a 12th-century bridge with a defensive tower that dates from the 14th century.
- San Vitores church.