Molina de Aragón in Spain

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Molina de Aragón is a municipality located in the province of Guadalajara, Castile-La Mancha, Spain. According to the 2009 census (INE), the municipality had a population of 3,671 inhabitants. It holds the record (−28.2°C) for the lowest temperature measured by a meteorological station in Spain.

It was the seat of the taifa of Molina, a Moorish independent state, before it was reconquered by the Christians of Alfonso I of Aragon in 1129. On 21 April 1154 Manrique Pérez de Lara issued a sweeping fuero to the town of Molina, which he was building into a semi-independent fief. He and his descendants claimed to rule Molina Dei gratia (“by the grace of God“). Molina is also the type location of the carbonate mineral aragonite.

Plaza Mayor © flickr.com - Luis Rogelio HM/cc-by-sa-2.0 © flickr.com - Luis Rogelio HM/cc-by-sa-2.0 © flickr.com - Luis Rogelio HM/cc-by-sa-2.0 © flickr.com - Luis Rogelio HM/cc-by-sa-2.0 © flickr.com - Luis Rogelio HM/cc-by-sa-2.0 © Diego Delso/cc-by-sa-4.0
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Plaza Mayor © flickr.com - Luis Rogelio HM/cc-by-sa-2.0
The main sights are:

  • Medieval alcazar (10th–11th centuries), the largest in the province
  • Roman bridge (Puente Viejo)
  • Convent of St. Francis
  • Giraldo (St. Francis Church Bell Tower)
  • Church of Santa Clara
  • Church of Santa María de San Gil
  • Molina-Alto Tajo Geopark, Molina de Aragon is within this Geopark.

Molina de Aragón has an atypical variety of the oceanic climate with semi-arid influences. Due to its irregular precipitation patterns the location does not fall into the clear mediterranean zones to the south-west or the semi-arid that is common in the region, with significant precipitation in the summer and very low in the winter.

Read more on Molina de Aragón and Wikipedia Molina de Aragón (Smart Traveler App by U.S. Department of State - Weather report by weather.com - Global Passport Power Rank - Travel Risk Map - Democracy Index - GDP according to IMF, UN, and World Bank - Global Competitiveness Report - Corruption Perceptions Index - Press Freedom Index - World Justice Project - Rule of Law Index - UN Human Development Index - Global Peace Index - Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index). Photos by Wikimedia Commons. If you have a suggestion, critique, review or comment to this blog entry, we are looking forward to receive your e-mail at comment@wingsch.net. Please name the headline of the blog post to which your e-mail refers to in the subject line.




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