Situated between the River Duero and Escalote and crowned by a castle, this town was part of the frontier between Moors and Christians, and would later be disputed by the kingdoms of Aragón and Castile.

Its cultural legacy includes one of the finest examples of a Jewish settlement in the province, in the district that is the site of the Conceptionist Convent, housed in an ancient synagogue. Yet its period of greatest splendor would come with Fernández de Velasco, Constable of Castile and Duke of Frías, who ordered the construction of the Collegiate Church, the Renaissance palace, a monastery and a hospital, as well as laying down the laws that would govern the town under his office.

A town that is rich in history, reflected in its wealth of monuments.