Barrón

Barrón is a village and concejo in Ribera Alta, Álava, Basque Country, Spain. Barrón formerly belonged to the hermandad and municipality of Lacozmonte, which was part of Ribera Alta until 1927. Barrón is located in western Álava province, 30 km west of Vitoria and 24 km north of Miranda of Ebro, along the highway that connects Pobes with Valdegovía. It is a small village of roughly 12 inhabitants.

Barrón
Village and concejo
Barrón is located in Spain
Barrón
Barrón
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 42°51′N 3°0′W / 42.850°N 3.000°W / 42.850; -3.000Coordinates: 42°51′N 3°0′W / 42.850°N 3.000°W / 42.850; -3.000
CountrySpain
Autonomous communityBasque Country
ProvinceÁlava
MunicipalityRibera Alta
Elevation
674 m (2,211 ft)
Population
 • Total12
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

GeographyEdit

Barrón is located at 674 metres (2,211 ft) about sea level,[1] on the slope of a mountain in the Arcamo range. It is surrounded by forests of carrasca and pine trees[1] and fields of grains and potatoes.

Cultural heritageEdit

Among Barrón's historic buildings are the house-tower of the Barrón y Mendoza family (a Gothic building from the 14th century) and the Barrón Lobera (a moat-like structure with convergent walls that was once used to hunt wolves).[1]

Notable residentsEdit

Barrón is the birthplace of Juan de Lezcano (1866–1899), an Augustinian student of Arabic who is considered one of the first Spanish orientalists.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Merino, Maria (9 February 2011). "Barrón, el encanto de un pequeño municipio alavés". Álava Turismo en Pueblos. Archived from the original on 11 July 2015. Retrieved 11 July 2015.