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Medina de Pomar, Spain
Country Spain
Autonomous community Castile and León
Province Burgos
Municipality Medina de Pomar
Area
 - Total 214 km2 (82.6 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 - Total 5,282
 - Density 24.7/km2 (64/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Medina de Pomar is a municipality located in the province of Burgos, Castile and León, Spain. According to the 2004 census (INE), the municipality has a population of 5,282 inhabitants.

Medina de Pomar is located in the region of Las Merindades with its varied landscape. For example the rivers Nela, Trueba and Salón, the steep slopes of the Tesla, the pine forests of Losa and flat surfaces that are dedicated nowadays to the cultivation of cereal, potatoes and lettuces.

It is situated 88 km from Burgos, the capital of the province, few kilometres from Villarcayo and about 20 km from Espinosa de los Monteros, which are the most important towns in the surroundings of Medina de Pomar.

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Coordinates: 42°56′N 3°29′W / 42.933°N 3.483°W / 42.933; -3.483

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Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikitravel

Europe : Iberia : Spain : Central Spain : Castile-Leon : Medina de Pomar

Medina de Pomar is a city in Castile-Leon, in Northern Spain. It is located half-way between Bilbao and Burgos, in a region with rolling hills and some escarpment that breaks down impressively into the Atlantic Ocean some 70 km away. Traditionally a rural community, has developed into a vacation destination for several thousand residents of nearby Bilbao.

Get in

By bus from Bilbao or Burgos.

Get around

You can walk anywhere in town, but its best sights and surrounding nature are best absorbed on a bicycle, a mountain bike if possible.

See

Las Torres de Medina, an arabic military fortress at the top of Calle Mayor.

El arco de la cadena, a picturesque archway in a house where King Carlos I stayed overnight on its way to retirement at the monastery of Yuste.

Convento de Santa Clara, on the southern boundary of town.

Drink

Drinking should not be a problem: this town has about 100 bars, which amounts for one for each 30 inhabitants, approximately.

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