Santo Domingo de la Calzada

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Santo Domingo de la Calzada
Municipality
Cathedral of Santo Domingo de la Calzada
Coat of arms of Santo Domingo de la Calzada
Coat of arms
Santo Domingo de la Calzada is located in Spain
Santo Domingo de la Calzada
Santo Domingo de la Calzada
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 42°26′31″N 2°57′9″W / 42.44194°N 2.95250°W / 42.44194; -2.95250
Country Spain
Autonomous Community La Rioja (Spain)
ProvinceLa Rioja
ComarcaSanto Domingo de la Calzada
Government
 • MayorAgustín García Metola (PSOE)
Area
 • Total40 km2 (20 sq mi)
Elevation641 m (2,103 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total6,231
 • Density160/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST (GMT +2))
Postal code
26250
Area code(s)+34 (Spain) + 941 (La Rioja)
WebsiteTown Hall

Santo Domingo de la Calzada is a municipality in La Rioja, Spain, situated on the banks of the Oja River. Its name refers to its founder, Dominic de la Calzada, who built a bridge, hospital, and hotel here for pilgrims on the French Way the most popular path of the Way of St. James. He began construction of the town's Cathedral of Santo Domingo de la Calzada is buried within and it is dedicated to him.[2]

Philosopher Gustavo Bueno Martínez was born here in 1924.

Santo Domingo de la Calzada is also the site of the miracle of the "hanged innocent" a pilgrim wrongly accused of theft; the witnesses for his successful appeal, a pair of beheaded, supposedly cooked chickens are represented by their descendants, a pair of whom are kept at all times in the choir loft of the cathedral. Other descendants are kept in the local pilgrimage refuge.[3]

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  1. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  2. ^ Gitlitz & Davidson, The Pilgrimage Road to Santiago: The Complete Cultural Handbook, 2000, St Martin's Press, ISBN 0-312-25416-4
  3. ^ Gitlitz & Davidson, pp.154-5

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Coordinates: 42°25′59″N 2°57′00″W / 42.433°N 2.950°W / 42.433; -2.950