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Spain - Modúbar de San Cibrián (Burgos)
street Rosario nº 86

Also introducing coordinates:
Latitude North (N): 42° 15' 6.5232"
(In decimal = 42.25181194597)
Length West (W): 3° 35' 12.066"
(In decimal = 3.586684763431)

Location in the way of el Cid

It is a town in the province of Burgos, 14 km away from the capital, which is located at the end of Ausín's valley. The fact that Cid and his men passed through the village is confirmed by its location on the ancient road that connects Cardeña with Los Ausines and San Quirce's abbey, in the way to Silos. Also, in 1069, the king Fernando I, in times of "El Cid", authorized the monastery of St Martin, which belongs to Cardeña, to populate its jurisdiction.

Description of the town

The toponym Modúbar comes from the Arab mudawwar that means "roundly". Modúbar de San Cibrián is surrounded by agricultural and forest areas of oak and holm oak. The urban structure of the town is distributed by a network of irregular streets, result of an intense historical past that has left its fingerprint in the hamlet, and caused the displacement of the village to the bottom of the valley, suffered during the Middle Ages centuries. In addition it preserves a popular architecture of low houses of one or two floors, which shapes a singular tidy core. Also we can find some examples of chimneys of conical base of highland typology, as the one attached to the Rural Tourist Center " La cerca de Dona Jimena ". Nowadays the buildings show stone masonry walls and more recent ones made from brick; the second floor was built in adobe by mid 20th century. Nevertheless there are some examples of this traditional architecture as you can find at the old school.

Brief History / origin of the village

Modúbar has its origin in the Mozarabic repopulations of the second half of the 9th century. The Old river or river Modúbar crosses the small fertile plaine and gives its name to the locality and to the nearby populations of other Modúbares, "de la Cuesta" and "de la Emparedada". Two places of worship have been documented from the Middle Ages to the north of the current position, elevated in the Valey: San Martin and San Cebrián. Concerning the first one, there is a written testimony that in the year 944 it became a monastery, after having belonged during sometime to Gudestioz noble lineage; whereas the second one remained as a rural church.

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