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Gómara

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Gómara, possibly Arabic in origin, is the name given to this locality where there is an important cereal production that has shaped the locals’ lives. Many of the villages in Campo de Gómara have the word “Campo” (countryside) in their names due to the fact that most of the economy comes from countryside labour.

 

The landscape is characterised by irregular checkered farmlands organised on vast plains with Mount Moncayo standing tall the background as well as other smaller mountain ranges such as Castanazo, la Pica or Toranzos.

 

Some tributaries and the Rituerto River run through this land that is included in the econetwork Red Natura 2000 that has vowed to protect it. It is Community Interest Area, formally called Quejigares de Gómara-Nájera where the extensive farmlands blend with gall oak and holm oak forests where golden eagles nest. It is also a Special Protection Area for birds, especially for steppic birds such as little bustards and black-bellied sandgrouses. Many other species glide the skies of Gómara such as eagles, hawks, vultures, kites and smaller birds.

 

The great amount of drovers’ roads in the area helped shepherds transport their flocks during centuries to the Eastern Sorian Royal Track on the transhumance to the southern part of the Iberian Peninsula in the winter.

 

Up until 1119, Medinaceli was the capital of a very important Muslim settlement in this area. Due to the fact that in this area was located the border between what was once the Caliphate and the Spanish Kingdoms, you can still see cultural marks such as the names of various villages that all come from Arabic origin. There is a castle on a hill that could have been built by medieval settlers and must have been quite large. Many of the people who came later used the materials from previous buildings although nowadays the only evidence of past civilisations are some remains of the defensive wall, the foundations of two quadrangular enclosures and a water reservoir.

 

The most architectonically interesting buildings are the Gothic parochial church dedicated to San Juan Bautista and the chapel Virgen de la Fuente.

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Gómara's horizon
Gómara's horizon
Chapel Virgen de la Fuente
Chapel Virgen de la Fuente
Church of San Juan Bautista
Church of San Juan Bautista

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