Located in the heart of Las Merindades, in an area of rough, uneven land and rolling hills, forming a sharp contrast with the sharp outline of the Sierra de Tesla mountain range at the southern end of the valley. The capital of Las Merindades, the town was founded to mark the northern boundary of the kingdom of Castile.

The centre is perched on the highest point, surrounded by a wall and protected by the imposing fortress built by the Velasco family.

In the 12th century the Jewish quarter was located outside the town walls, and access to the Christian quarter was via a gate that closed at dusk.

Declared a Historic Site, it boasts various monuments such as the Church of Santa Cruz, the Passage around the Wall and the Poor Clares Convent.

Get to know the surroundings

Within a radius of

    Address and map location

    Where to sleep
    Where to eat

    It's happening

    Tourist information

    • Medina de Pomar town hall

      To know more
    • Medina de Pomar tourism office

      To know more
    • Burgos tourism office

      To know more