Soria is a city in north-central Spain, the capital of the province of Soria in the autonomous community of Castile and León. Spain () or the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España is a country located mostly in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. Soria is a province of central Spain, in the eastern part of the autonomous community of Castile and León. An autonomous community is a first-level political division of the Kingdom of Spain, established in accordance with the Spanish Constitution. Castile and León (Castilla y León known formally as the Community of Castile and León is one of the seventeen autonomous communities of Spain. The municipality had a population of 38,004 in 2006 - nearly 40% of the population of the province. A municipality is an administrative entity composed of a clearly defined territory and its population and commonly denotes a City, Town, or Village, or Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.
Situated on the Rio Duero in the east of the autonomous community, the city is noted for its walls and a number of architecturally distinctive churches. The Douro or Duero ( Latin: Durius, Spanish: Duero, Portuguese: Douro, pron. These include the Plateresque Concatedral de San Pedro and its cloister, the convent church of Santo Domingo, and the unique architectural mix of the ruined cloisters of San Juan de Duero, on the other side of the river from the old town. Plateresque refers to the 15th and 16th century Art form in Spain, characterized by an ornate style of architecture Santo Domingo de Guzmán (known as Santo Domingo population 2084852 (Metro (2003 estimated 2253437 (Metro in 2006 is the Capital and largest city in the
A few kilometres north of the town are the ruins of Numantia, a Celtiberian town whose inhabitants destroyed it rather than let it fall to Scipio. Numantia ( Numancia in Spanish was a town in Hispania (modern-day Spain) which for a long time resisted conquest by Romans The Celtiberians (or Celt-Iberians were a Celtic people of Hallstatt culture In Soria is the Museo Numantino, devoted to the archaeological remains of this site. The city's professional football club is called CD Numancia. Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered Club Deportivo Numancia de Soria is a Spanish Sports club from Soria.
The 20th century Spanish poet, Antonio Machado, spent five years in Soria teaching French in a secondary school in the early part of the century. Antonio Cipriano José María y Francisco de Santa Ana Machado y Ruiz, known as Antonio Machado ( July 26, 1875 &ndash February 22, French ( français,) is a Romance language spoken around the world by 118 million people as a native language and by about 180 to 260 million people Secondary school is a term used to describe an educational Institution where the final stage of compulsory schooling known as Secondary education, takes These years were to prove essential to his further literary development. He married and lost his wife there and discovered much about the nature of the Castilian people – a subject about which the Generation of '98 authors were very interested. The Castilian people are the inhabitants of those regions in Spain where most people identify themselves as Castilian The Generation of '98 (also called Generation of 1898 or in Spanish, Generación del 98 or Generación de 1898 was a group of Novelists