Moralzarzal is a municipality located about 47 kilometers northwest of Madrid at the foot of the Sierra de Guadarrama at an altitude of 979 meters and a population of around 13,500 residents.  The town was founded as two towns, Fuente del Moral and Zarzal, some time prior to the Reconquista period.  Following the Reconquista, the area was depopulated and then repopulated by people from the Segovia region.


Calle de Gloria Fuertes is a street in the town named in honor of Gloria Fuertes. Fuertes was a poet and member of the Generación del 50, the first post-war generation of Spanish writers. She was a lesbian and feminist, and an important one in Francoist Spain at a time when the regime demanded conformity to strict ideological gender roles.

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