When we plan trips and getaways, many times we forget that Spain has everything any tourist could wish for: spectacular beaches, cosmopolitan cities, charming towns, privileged nature, important monuments, museums for all tastes, a fantastic tourist infrastructure … Even the less touristy autonomous communities at first glance have a lot to offer. Castilla y León, for example, is home to such interesting provinces as Zamora , which is surprising due to its nature full of contrasts and its artistic heritage. Of course, we must not forget that Zamora is part of several Jacobean Routes.
Today at Vuela Viajes we want to enter this beautiful province to discover some of its most beautiful towns. Of course, we must apologize in advance for all those corners that have been left in the pipeline. 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 Towns 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 walls that protected the town and a magnificent castle from the 15th century. And these are just two examples of its extensive heritage.
Declared a Historic-Artistic Site, Toro is a town of enormous importance. In the center of the town is the 12th century collegiate church of Santa María la Mayor. Next to this impressive building is the Espolón viewpoint, from which wonderful views are obtained. We also want to highlight the remains of the wall and the Corredera and Santa Catalina gates.
Farm of Moreruela could not be missing from this list, which preserves the ruins of the Santa María de Moreruela monastery, some remains that have great heritage value . In fact, they have been declared an Asset of Cultural Interest. Also, 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 and natural value 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 Romanesque church declared a Site of Cultural Interest. Other monuments of interest are the parish church of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción, the Hermitage, the San Mamés sanctuary, the Ramajal Mill 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. Its monuments and places of interest include the perimeter of defensive walls 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 an Asset of Cultural Interest, the town of Fermoselle is located in the Arribes del Duero Natural Park, so it offers spectacular views. It also highlights the popular architecture, which is very well preserved.
San Martin 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 heart of the Sanabria Lake Natural Park. Of the town the Monastery stands out, of which remains from the 16th and 17th centuries are preserved.
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