Covarrubias, Province of Burgos

Covarrubias
Municipality and town
Panoramic view of Covarrubias, 2010
Panoramic view of Covarrubias, 2010
Flag of Covarrubias
Flag
Official seal of Covarrubias
Seal
Location of Covarrubias
Location of Covarrubias
CountrySpain
Autonomous communityCastile and León Castile and León
ProvinceFlag of Burgos Burgos
ComarcaArlanza
Government
 • MayorÓscar Ízcara (PSOE)
Area
 • Total41 km2 (16 sq mi)
Elevation894 m (2,933 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total626
 • Density15/km2 (40/sq mi)
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code09346
Websitehttp://www.covarrubias.es/

Covarrubias is a village and municipality in the province of Burgos in the Spanish autonomous community of Castile and León. It has 640 inhabitants, and it is near to Mecerreyes, Cubillo del Campo and Hortigüela. Covarrubias is situated in the valley of the river Arlanza, which is extensively wooded with among other species Spanish Juniper. Part of the area belonging to the municipality is included within a Special Protection Area for bird-life such as vultures.

The village itself was declared a Conjunto Histórico-Artístico, a type of conservation area, in 1965. Covarrubias features picturesque vernacular buildings in a natural setting that attracts many tourists, some of whom come from abroad. Covarrubias and Tønsberg in Norway have entered a friendship agreement as the result of a medieval connection with Christina of Norway, Infanta of Castile. A church honouring Saint Olaf II of Norway, designed by the architect Pablo López Aguado, has been built in the town and dedicated in 2011.[1][2]

It was founded in the 7th century AD by the Visigothic king Chindasuinth.

One of the first areas to be reconquered from the Moors in the late ninth century, Covarrubias had an influence on Castile and its language. The river is popular for swimming and canoeing. One feature, Fuente Azul, is 6 km away. It has a mild climate, and a diverse cuisine: its black pudding is famous in Burgos province, and it produces grapes, Arlanza (DO), and cherries.

Places of interest

Tower of Fernán González
Tomb of the Norwegian Princess in the cloister of the collegiate church.
Other Languages
العربية: كوفاروباياس
aragonés: Covarrubias
تۆرکجه: کباروبیاس
Bân-lâm-gú: Covarrubias (Burgos)
català: Covarrubias
español: Covarrubias
Esperanto: Covarrubias
euskara: Covarrubias
فارسی: کباروبیاس
français: Covarrubias
galego: Covarrubias
Hawaiʻi: Covarrubias
interlingua: Covarrubias
italiano: Covarrubias
Bahasa Melayu: Covarrubias, Sepanyol
Nederlands: Covarrubias
occitan: Covarrubias
polski: Covarrubias
português: Covarrubias
русский: Коваррубиас
українська: Коваррубіас
Winaray: Covarrubias