Miranda de Ebro
Since its origins, the history of Miranda appears given by its exceptional geographical position.
With horse between Rioja, the Basque Country and Castille, it was through the centuries, a strategic and commercial part of first order. Its important transportation routes were at the origin of the urban development, transforming an agricultural economics and of ovine breeding into an industrial and tertiary economy.
Miranda owes its statute of city with Alphonse VI in 1099.
At the 13th century, the king Alphonse X founded celebrates it annual fair of Miranda. The 16th century is that of the artistic splendor of the city, with important Romance sculptures.
With half of the 13th century, the city émancipe with the installation of certain sculptors craftsmen, factories of leather and mills communal.
In 1795, the troops of the French revolution invade Spain. The face of war is stabilized on the line of Ebro. The French will not succeed in crossing this natural border and will sign the Traité of Basilea.
The conjunction of the railway lines Madrid - Irun and Tudela - Bilbao, at the 19th century, was going to be favourable with the greatest transformation of Miranda de Ebro with the installation of factories and the diversification of its trade and its services.
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