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Santo Domingo de la Calzada
is a municipality in La Rioja
La Rioja is an autonomous community and a province of northern Spain. Its capital is Logroño. Other cities and towns in the province include Calahorra, Arnedo, Alfaro, Haro, Santo Domingo de la Calzada, and Nájera.-History:...
, Spain, situated on the banks of the Oja River
Rio Oja is a river in the La Rioja province of northern Spain. It flows through the Oja Valley past the town and municipality of Ezcaray. It is generally accepted to have given its name to the famous wine of the Rioja DO, although there are other theories. The Oja flows into the Tirón River east...
. Its name refers to its founder, Dominic de la Calzada
Saint Dominic de la Calzada was a saint from a cottage in Burgos very close to La Rioja. Born Domingo García in Viloria de Rioja, he was the son of a peasant named Ximeno García. His mother was named Orodulce.He repeatedly tried to join the Benedictine order at Valvanera and San Millán de la...
, who built a bridge, hospital, and hotel here for pilgrims on the Way of St. James
The Way of St. James or St. James' Way is the pilgrimage route to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia in northwestern Spain, where tradition has it that the remains of the apostle Saint James are buried....
. The town's Cathedral of Santo Domingo de la Calzada
Not to be confused with the Cathedral of Santo Domingo , in Peru.The Cathedral of Santo Domingo de la Calzada is located in the village of Santo Domingo de la Calzada, in La Rioja, Spain. It is dedicated to the 12th century Saint Dominic de la Calzada...
is dedicated to him.
Gustavo Bueno Martínez is a Spanish philosopher.Gustavo Bueno is the main proponent of the philosophical system known as philosophical materialism. Philosophical materialism excludes any possibility of spiritual life without reference to organic life...
was born here in 1924.
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