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Frías, Province of Burgos

Municipality and city
Ciudad de Frías
Panoramic view of Frías, 2007
Panoramic view of Frías, 2007
Municipal location of Frías in Burgos province
Municipal location of Frías in Burgos province
Coordinates: 42°45′42″N 3°17′39″W / 42.76167°N 3.29417°W / 42.76167; -3.29417
Country Spain
Autonomous community Castile and León Castile and León
Province Flag of Burgos Burgos
Comarca Las Merindades
 • Total 32 km2 (12 sq mi)
Elevation 555 m (1,821 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 277
 • Density 8.7/km2 (22/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 09211
Website []
Frías is the smallest settlement with the city title in Spain
For the town in the province of Teruel, Spain, see Frías de Albarracín

Frías is a town located in the northern part of the province of Burgos, in Castile and León, Spain. In 2010 it had a population of only 275 inhabitants.

Frías is a historic medieval town on a hill above the river Ebro. Now a popular tourist spot it has an impressive castle dominating the river and the twelfth-century bridge across it. It is considered to be the smallest "city" in Spain, having been given that title in 1435.

There are two convents and two churches in the town. The gothic church of San Vitores is particularly worth visiting.

Main sights

  • Frias Castle (12th–15th century).
  • Hanging houses.
  • The medieval bridge. Near the town, crossing the Ebro river, a 12th-century bridge with a defensive tower that dates from the 14th century.
  • San Vitores church.


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