Miraflores de la Sierra
View of Miraflores de la Sierra from the mountain La Najarra.
|Comarca||Cuenca Alta del Manzanares|
|o Mayor||Juan Manuel Frutos (PSOE)|
|o Total||56.56 km2 (21.84 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,147 m (3,763 ft)|
|o Density||100/km2 (270/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|o Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Miraflores de la Sierra, formerly known as Porquerizas was established by Segovian farmers in the thirteenth century. According to legend the town was renamed in 1627 by Elisabeth of Bourbon, wife of Philip IV of Spain. Walking to the monastery of Santa María de El Paular she saw the village of Porquerizas surrounded by blooming flowers, at which point she exclaimed Mira, ¡flores! ("look, flowers!").
Beginning on 15 August Miraflores de la Sierra celebrates its festivities in honour of the Virgen de la Asunción. (Our Lady of the Assumption), patron of the municipality.
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