by Fernando Caracena
(C) Fernando Caracena 1998, all text and photographs.
The mayor, Ildefonso Valverde Lozano
The town and I are both Caracenas.
After giving an invited talk at the Asamblea Hispano-Portuguese de Geodesia y Geofisica the week of 9-13 February 1998 at Aguadulce, Almeria, I visited the town of Caracena in the province of Soria, Spain. Angel Rivera Perez, a friend from the the Instituto Nacional de Meteorologia (INM) drove me to the town which is the probable source of my surname. The river that runs by the village is called Caracena also. Formerly it was known as the rio Adante.