Skyline of Tormantos
|Autonomous community||La Rioja|
|Comarca||Santo Domingo de la Calzada|
|• Mayor||Josefa Fernández Diz (PP)|
|• Total||11.07 km2 (4.27 sq mi)|
|Elevation||608 m (1,995 ft)|
Tormantos is a municipality of the autonomous community of La Rioja (Spain). It is located in the most western part of La Rioja, specifically in the region of Rioja Alta, bordering with the province of Burgos. It is located in the fertil plains of the valley of Tirón river. In fact, it is the first town crossing the aforementioned river.
The first historical reference to Tormantos dates back to 12th century (year 1137); it is a donation document made by Don Blasco Álvarez, neighbour of Tormantos, to Santo Domingo de la Calzada, in which he transferred a wineyard. In the year 1146 the king Alfonso VII includes Tormantos in the Fuero of Cerezo, village which will become independent during the reign of Charles III of Spain.
Another document where is appears dates back to 1269, in which Don Simón Roiz transferred his wife Sancha Alfonso, daughter of the king of the León, everything he own "in Tormantos and all its territories".
Until the 12th, century the French route of the Camino de Santiago passed through this area, following the same path of the roman road. Subsequently, it was diverted to Santo Domingo and its current route.
Places of interest
- Parish church of San Esteban Protomártir
- Palace of Ruy López Dávalos
|Term||Name of Mayor||Political Party|
|1979–1983||Ángel Gil Manero||PP|
|1983–1987||Ángel Gil Manero||PP|
|1987–1991||Javier Lafuente Zuñeda||PSOE|
|1991–1995||Javier Lafuente Zuñeda||PSOE|
|1995–1999||José Alberto Imaña Alonso||PSOE|
|1999–2003||José Alberto Imaña Alonso||PSOE|
|2003–2007||Ramón Bastida López||PSOE|
|2007–2011||Mónica Alonso Santamaría||PSOE|
|2011–2015||Josefa Fernández Diz||PP|
|2015–2019||Josefa Fernández Diz||PP|
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