The Ayuntamiento (City Hall) was built in the 16h century in Renaissance style. To point out that since it was built, it has alwaya been the City Hall.
Second pic: Plaza Mayor seen from the arcades of the City Hall.
The Casa de los Vázquez (Vázquez House) was built in the 16th century, however, the interior dates back to the first decades of the 20th century, when this house underwent an important renovation.
Right now, this building houses the Post Office.
Streets full of impressive renaissance mansions - wander where you will, all roads lead in to the central square or out to the walls -
one of the villas was open that day for visiting the interior and with an exhibition of local and national art and artists
Impressive walls, 12th century with 17th century additions, important to provide strong defense for importance to allow the armies safe crossings between Spain and Portugal.
With impressive views provided from almost right around the whole town - the Castle Parador hotel has some of it so cant walk that bit - and looking out across into Portugal and to the roman bridge below.
otherwise walk the whole circuit to get orientated and a good overview of the town and then roam through the streets to see the impressive renaissance mansions.
The Iglesia de San Pedro y San Isidoro was built in the 12th century and restored in the 16th, 18th and 20th centuries.
The Puente Romano (Roman Bridge) is over the Ägueda river.
The best view is from the Parador/Castillo de Enrique II de Trastámara.
Beautiful square with the City Hall (see previous tip) and with a Tourist Post inside.
The second pic was taken from the arcades of the City Hall.
The Murallas (Walls) were built in the 12th century. Nowadays, the oldest part can be found near the Castillo (Castle). The rest of the walls were restored in the 17th century.
The Catedral de Santa María (Saint Mary's Cathedral), declared a National Monument in 1.889, was built during the reign of King Fernando II at the end of the 12th century.
Built in th 14th century, this castle now houses the Parador de Enrique II, a great hotel.
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- Main: Calle Puerta de Santiago
- Second: Calle de Zurradores
- Third: Plaza Cristóbal de Castillejo
- Fourth: Calle Toro
- Fifth: Another nice street in Ciudad Rodrigo
another of the impressive renaiisance mansions to be found as you roam around the old town - now used as the Casa Municipal de la Cultura
All roads lead to picture perfect Plaza Mayor - great place to with a good coffee and watch the locals and tourists go by -
The Romans were all over the show! Heres another leftover of their travels. The roman bridge seen from the town walls.