Miraflores de la Sierra

Miraflores de la Sierra is a town and municipality in the northern area of the autonomous Community of Madrid, in central Spain, of c. 6,000 inhabitants, located 49 kilometers away from Madrid.

Miraflores de la Sierra
View of Miraflores de la Sierra from the mountain La Najarra.
View of Miraflores de la Sierra from the mountain La Najarra.
Flag of Miraflores de la Sierra
Flag
Coat of arms of Miraflores de la Sierra
Coat of arms
Miraflores de la Sierra is located in Spain
Miraflores de la Sierra
Miraflores de la Sierra
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 40°48′41″N 3°46′7″W / 40.81139°N 3.76861°W / 40.81139; -3.76861
Country Spain
Autonomous community Madrid
ProvinceMadrid
ComarcaCuenca Alta del Manzanares
Government
 • MayorJuan Manuel Frutos (PSOE)
Area
 • Total56.56 km2 (21.84 sq mi)
Elevation
1,147 m (3,763 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total5,897
 • Density100/km2 (270/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Mirafloreños
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
WebsiteOfficial website

HistoryEdit

Miraflores de la Sierra, formerly known as Porquerizas was established by Segovian farmers in the thirteenth century. According to legend the town was renamed in 1627 by Elisabeth of Bourbon, wife of Philip IV of Spain. Walking to the monastery of Santa María de El Paular she saw the village of Porquerizas surrounded by blooming flowers, at which point she exclaimed Mira, ¡flores! ("look, flowers!").

FestivitiesEdit

Beginning on 15 August Miraflores de la Sierra celebrates its festivities in honour of the Virgen de la Asunción. (Our Lady of the Assumption), patron of the municipality.

3 February, day of Saint Blaise, is also celebrated, as is 15 May, day of San Isidro.

Transport SystemEdit

The only way to arrive Miraflores de la Sierra in public transport is with bus line 725, which connects it to many other villages and Madrid. Formerly the village had a train station that connected it with Madrid, Burgos and Irún, but since 2011 the station is no longer in service.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.

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