Tormantos is a place and a municipality ( municipio ) in the middle reaches of the river Tirón in the far west of the Spanish region of La Rioja with about 148 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2013).
Tormantos located about 60 kilometers west of Logrono ride at an altitude of about 600 meters above sea level. inst the river Tirón. The next largest cities are Haro (23 kilometers north-east ) and Miranda de Ebro ( about 32 kilometers north-east ). Located on the Santiago small town of Santo Domingo de la Calzada is about 15 kilometers to the southeast.
In the second half of the 19th and the first half of the 20th century, the place always had 550-700 inhabitants. Due to the mechanization of agriculture and the resulting lower demand for labor, the population has declined significantly since the mid-20th century.
Traditionally the first place in the economic life of the community is agriculture and especially the wine. Tormantos part of the growing region of Rioja Alta. In addition, wheat, barley, potatoes, and various vegetables are cultivated.
In a document from the year 1137 the city was first mentioned. Nine years later he is in the Edict of Alfonso VII, in which the privileges and self-government rights ( fueros ) Cerezos were confirmed included. In a census in the 16th century when some 200 inhabitants.
- Built in the 16th century in honor of Stephen Erzmärtyrers three-nave church of San Esteban had a smaller previous Romanesque. The square in the two lower floors, but octagonal upstairs and crowned by a dome with lantern sessile baroque tower is a construction of the 18th century; its basement is designed as entrance hall ( portico ). Inside the church there are several altarpieces; the middle shows the martyrdom of St.. Stephen with the adjacent standing figures of the Apostles Peter and Paul.
- The Palacio de Don Ruy Lopez Davalos, who was under King John II of Castile condestable was originally a building of the 15th century; by him only the facade with a stone escutcheon are obtained. Later the palace was converted into a convent and received a Baroque bell tower ( espadaña ). Today, the arg rundown building is for residential purposes.