Aguilar de Campoo

Aguilar de Campoo is a town in the province of Palencia, autonomous community of Castile and León, Spain. It is close to the River Pisuerga. Its 2011 population is 7741.[2]

Aguilar de Campoo
Castle of Aguilar de Campoo
Castle of Aguilar de Campoo
Coat of arms of Aguilar de Campoo
Coat of arms
Aguilar de Campoo is located in Spain
Aguilar de Campoo
Aguilar de Campoo
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 42°48′N 4°16′W / 42.800°N 4.267°W / 42.800; -4.267
Country Spain
Autonomous communityCastile and León
ProvincePalencia
ComarcaMontaña Palentina
Judicial districtCervera
Government
 • MayorMaría José Ortega Gómez
Area
 • Total30.62 km2 (11.82 sq mi)
Elevation
892 m (2,927 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total6,842
 • Density220/km2 (580/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Aguilarenses
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
34800
Collegiate Church of Saint Michael, Aguilar de Campoo
Apse of the Collegiate Church of Saint Michael

It is one of the locations of the St. James' Northern Way (Ruta del Besaya). Since 2017, the municipality has been included in the Geopark of Las Loras,[3] the first UNESCO Geopark in Castile and León.

HistoryEdit

In 1255 Alfonso X the Wise declared it Villa Realenga (Royal Town). The town maintained that privilege until 1332.

Main sightsEdit

Religious architectureEdit

Civil architectureEdit

  • Medieval castle
  • Major Square
  • Palace of the Manrique (Marquess of Aguilar de Campoo)
  • Palace of the Villalobos-Solorzano
  • Palace of the Marquises of Villatorre
  • House of the Priest
  • House of Santa Mª La Real
  • House of the Marcos Gutierrez
  • House of the Seven Linajes (lineages)
  • House of the Velardes
  • Medieval walls and gates

BridgesEdit

  • Major Bridge
  • Bridge of Portazgo
  • Bridge of Turruntero Mill
  • Bridge of la Teja
  • Bridges of Paseo de la Cascajera
  • Bridges of Tenerias

IndustryEdit

In Aguilar is Galletas Gullón factory, the largest manufacturer of biscuits in Spain and one of the largest in Europe.[citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-01-21. Retrieved 2013-02-02.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Las Loras UNESCO global geopark (Spain)

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