Miraflores de la Sierra
|Comarca||Cuenca Alta del Manzanares|
|• Mayor||Juan Manuel Frutos (PSOE)|
|• Total||56.56 km2 (21.84 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,147 m (3,763 ft)|
|• Density||100/km2 (270/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
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!").
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.
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.
- Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.
- Media related to Miraflores de la Sierra at Wikimedia Commons
- Municipal website (in Spanish)
- A website from the citizens (in Spanish)
- Yet another website from the citizens (in Spanish)
- Miraflores citizen's forum (in Spanish)
- "Vecinos de Miraflores" Citizen social platform website with much information (in Spanish)