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The year 928 Garcia Sanchez I of Navarra occupied the throne who married two time. From Teresa, their secondary woman, were born Ramiro, Urraca and Jimeno. In order to satisfy the desires of Teresa,Sancho becomed king of Pamplona, and Ramiro created the kingdom of Viguera.The small reign included the valleys of the Leza and the Iregua until Ajamil and Almarza of Cameros and it exists only during sixty years.The kings of Viguera were three, Ramiro (970- 991) and their Sancho children and Garcia to Ramirez of Viguera, that died before the 1030.Garcia IV of Najera delivers to Fortun Ochoiz Viguera, with both Cameros, Val of Arnedo and the others towns from cantabria. The children of Fortun received the castle of Viguera in holding, Autol, Arnedo Jubera, Ocon and Quel.
When Alfonso I the Batallador invades La Rioja, in 1116, he sustituyed the two tenentes of the villas and castles by confidence people. In the census of the Crown of Castilla of the XVI century appear with 250 families, around 1250 inhabitants, and in the census of 1840 with 280 families, around 1320 inhabitants. The population has diminished notably along the present century.

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pascal27-Jan-2013 08:55
Very interesting ! Thanks for sharing.
Frank Tran27-Jan-2013 06:44
Beautiful capture! Great POV. V+
hge5427-Jan-2013 03:49
Charming image, and so much history. V
Dennis Hoyne27-Jan-2013 03:26
A beautiful location, so picturesque!
godro27-Jan-2013 02:28
Nice view!!!
Yvonne27-Jan-2013 01:51
A lovely spot for the little village, and what interesting history! v P.S. What would
have been grown on the terraces Jose, vines?
woody3427-Jan-2013 01:24
Beautiful capture of this charming village nestled among those dominating hills...V
Mildred Alpern27-Jan-2013 00:24
Fine village scape and landscape image, all neatly contained.
Hank Vander Velde26-Jan-2013 23:42
A most beautiful image of this mountain valley village Jose.
janescottcumming26-Jan-2013 22:50
Pretty village in a lovely location.
laine26-Jan-2013 22:32
A delightful valley shot.
larose forest photos26-Jan-2013 22:25
Nestled against those lovely hills, this town is utterly charming. I love the information. Thank you! VV
bill friedlander26-Jan-2013 21:43
A charming village in lovely surroundings! Some of the buildings look relatively new. V
John Reynolds26-Jan-2013 21:25
Excellent view of the village. V.
Fabienne26-Jan-2013 20:54
La vue sur ce village est très belle. L'angle de prise de vue est bien choisi.
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