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Calatañazor is a municipality of the province of Soria, Autonomous region of Castile and León, in Spain.

Calatañazor (of the Arab Calatat-Nossurt, nest of eagles), rises on top of a hill that there dominates the vega of the river Abión. Of intense frontier history and beautiful natural environments.

To walk along his picturesque streets will surprise the traveler, steep, cobbled and with his typical built complete houses of stone, mud and wood with conical chimneys. The whole Calatañazor is a monument, a trip to the history. Orson Welles rolled here some scenes of the movie " Strokes to midnight ".

The battle of Calatañazor took place in this locality soriana in July, 1002. In her Almanzor turned out to be forced to flee, fighting against the Christian cotied armies of Castile (count Sancho García), León (Alfonso V) and Navarre (Sancho III the Biggest).

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