When we plan trips and getaways we often forget that Spain has everything that any tourist could want: spectacular beaches, cosmopolitan cities, charming towns, a privileged nature, important monuments, museums for all tastes, a fantastic tourist infrastructure ... Even the less touristy autonomous communities with the naked eye have a lot to offer. Castilla y León, for example, is home to provinces as interesting as Zamora, which surprises for its nature full of contrasts and for its artistic heritage. Of course, it should not be forgotten that Zamora is part of several Jacobean Routes.
Today in Hard Hobbit To Break We want to go into this beautiful province to discover some of its most beautiful towns. Of course, we must ask for forgiveness in advance for all those corners that have remained in the inkwell. Would you like to join us? We assure you that you will not regret it!
Puebla de Sanabria
First of all, we want to talk about Puebla de Sanabria, which in 2016 became part of the list of the Most Beautiful Villages in Spain. Covered by the confluence of the Tera and Castro rivers, this town is recognized as a Historic Artistic Site. It preserves part of the ramparts that protected the town and a magnificent 15th century castle. And these are just two examples of his extensive heritage.
Declared a Historic Artistic Complex, Toro is a town of enormous importance. In the center of the town is the collegiate church of Santa María la Mayor, from the 12th century. Next to this impressive building is the Espolón viewpoint, from which you can get some wonderful views. We also want to highlight the remains of the wall and the doors of Corredera and Santa Catalina.
It could not miss in this list Granja de Moreruela, which preserves the ruins of the monastery of Santa María de Moreruela, some remains that have a great value patrimonial. In fact, they are declared a Site of Cultural Interest. In addition, you should know that the Camino de Santiago passes through the area.
Santa Cruz de los Cuérragos
We also want to talk about Santa Cruz de los Cuérragos, a town belonging to Manzanal de Arriba, which is located next to the border with Portugal. Its territory has a high ecological value and natural and its old town is of great interest, since it is a clear example of the popular architecture of the area.
A town that could not be missing from the list is Tábara, which houses the parish church of Santa María, a church Romanesque declared a Site of Cultural Interest. Other monuments of interest are the parish church of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción, the Hermitage, the sanctuary of San Mamés, the Molino de Ramajal and the town center.
We also want to talk about Villalpando, a historic municipality in the Tierras de Campos region, which in the 13th century belonged to the order of the Knights Templar. Among its monuments and places of interest, the perimeter of the walls stands out. defensive from the Middle Ages, the Puerta de San Andrés and the Puerta de Santiago, the church of Santa María la Antigua and the great Plaza Mayor.
Declared a Site of Cultural Interest, the town of Fermoselle is located in the Arribes del Duero Natural Park, offering spectacular views. The architecture also stands out popular, which is very well preserved.
San Martín de Castañeda
Finally, we want to talk about San Martín de Castañeda, a town in the municipality of Galende, which is located in the Sanabria region, in the middle of the Lake Sanabria Natural Park. The town highlights the Monastery, of which remains of the 16th and 17th centuries are preserved.
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Travel Guide Spain /// Zamora (March 2021)
- Castilla y León, towns, Zamora