traces of human settling hand to back into the Bronzezeit. The Keltiberer possessed here one of the largest settlements in the catchment area of the Duero and is at that time 6 - 8,000 inhabitants to have had. The place, which belonged to the settlement area of the Arevacer, was strategically well by the two rivers Eresma and Voltoya protected, which enclose the place in the west and the east and in the north flow together, in order to flow later in the Rio Adajo, a left tributary of the Duero. Around 220 v. Chr. the karthagische field gentleman Hannibal pulled into this area. In the consequence the area arrived under the rule of the Romans, those the local resistance in the year 151 v. Chr. to break it could about which Appian reports. The Romans called the place, which increased to 20.000 inhabitants, Cauca. Also one of the most important roads of the iberischen peninsula, the route of Galicien in the central Kastilien, affected at that time the city. Cauca became from the campaigns against Sertorius (74 v. Chr.) flowered however thereafter again again heavily met, up. In 2. Jh. became Cauca Roman Municipium. Particularly in late ancient times Cauca was the homeland of important Roman aristocracy sexes, then became emperor Theodosius I. in the year 347 here born. With the idea of the Westgoten in 5. Jh. the meaning of the place decreased/went back rapidly. Since approximately 712 Coca belonged to the sphere of influence of the Muslims, to Alfons VI. from Kastilien Coca back-conquered. In 15. Jh. Coca was in the possession of Don Íñigo López de Mendoza, Marqués de Santillana and came to it (1453) at Alonso de Fonseca, who let a citadel build in Coca. In this castle also Napoleon stationed a garrison starting from 1808. The city lives traditionally on the glass production, since it lies however meanwhile off the large traffic streams, is it today rather a contemplative land municipality.
objects of interest
of the large Roman past witness numerous remnants of antique buildings. Impressing are however above all the medieval Stadtmauern. Among the most important churches the gothical Santa Maria ranks la Mayor as well as the Eremitage Santa Rosalia. Far away visibly is also the klobige masonry tower (torre mudéjar) of San Nicolás. Newer date are the city hall (Ayuntamiento) and the center cultural “Fonseca”. The landmark of the city is however in the year 1453 begun the citadel, their building and against end 15. Jhs. one locked. The housing is surrounded thereby by two solid wall rings from brick, which with Zinnen reinforced and numerous round towers are provided.