Cuzcurrita de Río Tirón
Cuzcurrita de Río Tirón is a village with around 500 inhabitants that has been classed as a site of cultural interest in the monument category since 15 July 1980. Records of the place date back as far as the 11th century, and was once a walled stronghold with a castle outside the walls.
The village features a historic centre of considerable distinction, with its houses built of hewn stone, the baroque church of San Miguel, the medieval Velasco castle, the Romanesque hermitage of Sorejana and the stone bridge. This is very much a farming village, where grapes are the most prominent crop.
Our village forms part of La Rioja Alta. This is the westernmost area in the autonomous region of La Rioja in Spain. It is made up of the villages located along the banks of the rivers Tirón, Oja and Najerilla, which form the districts of Haro, Santo Domingo de la Calzada, Ezcaray, Nájera and Anguiano. These lands are bordered to the north by the right bank of the Ebro river, to the east by the hills of the Sierra de Moncalvillo and Sierra de Camero Nuevo, to the south by the Sierra de Castejón and the Picos de Urbión, where the province of Soria begins, and to the west by the province of Burgos.