Tauste (Aragonese: Taust) is a municipality located in the province of Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain.

Tauste
Tauste - Iglesia de Santa María - Portada y torre.jpg
Official seal of Tauste
Tauste is located in Spain
Tauste
Tauste
Location in Spain.
Coordinates: 41°55′N 1°15′W / 41.917°N 1.250°W / 41.917; -1.250
CountrySpain
Autonomous communityAragon
ProvinceZaragoza
ComarcaCinco Villas
Government
 • MayorMiguel Ángel Francés Carbone
Area
 • Total405 km2 (156 sq mi)
Elevation
267 m (876 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total6,914
 • Density17/km2 (44/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
50660
WebsiteOfficial website

HistoryEdit

Sights include the Mudéjar church of Santa María, begun in the late 13th century and finished in the 14th century. It has an octagonal tower, a Baroque retable (16th century) and a Renaissance retable of the Coronation of Mary.

In November 2020, archaeologists headed by Javier Nunez Arce announced the discovery of 400 Islamic graves belong to Al-Andalus era. After this discovery it was clear that Muslim community used to live here and they had a Mosque. Archaeologist Arce  mentioned Tauste as an important settlement for Muslims and added that "we can see that the Muslim culture and the Islamic presence in this region are more significant than we think."[2]

Twin townsEdit

Related personalitiesEdit

  • Fray Antonio Asensio Andrés (1280-ca. 1320), Franciscan theologian
  • Juan Belveder (16th century), mathematician
  • Marcelino Uberte de la Cerda (17th century), author of medical publications, poet
  • Juan de Jarauta Zapata (1664-1717), silversmith
  • Jaime Ortega y Olleta (1817-1860), military and politician
  • Angel Ramírez Carrera (1821-1893), conservative politician, Cortes deputy
  • Mariano Supervía Lostalé (1835-1918), bishop of Huesca
  • Javier Ramírez Orúe (1871-1943), conservative politician, president of Diputación Provincial
  • Pedro Longás Bartibás (1881-1968), historian and archivist
  • Javier Ramírez Sinués (1898-1977), Carlist politician, Cortes deputy and civil governor
  • Tomás Aragüés Bayarte (1903-1956), composer
  • José María Conget Arizaleta (1926-2001), bishop of Jaca
  • Zacarías Alegre Pellicer (1943-2011), sculptor
  • Chusé Inazio Nabarro (born 1962), writer

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.
  2. ^ Agency, Anadolu (2020-11-30). "Spanish archaeologists uncover Islamic graves of Al-Andalus". Daily Sabah. Retrieved 2020-12-06.