Lerma Travel Guide

  • Landscape with machine south of Lerma.
    Landscape with machine south of Lerma.
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    Lerma (October 1992).
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Lerma Things to Do

  • Tourist Office

    From the Main Square, with Palacio Ducal at your back, take the street on the right at the bottom of the square. There, at the middle, on the left, you will find the Town Hall and tourist office, where they give you a map of the city and tell you the main highlights.

  • Plaza Mayor of Lerma

    Opposite to the main face of the Palace spreads a rectangular square, limited at the three other sides with houses on arches. There are about 70 columns and balconies.With 6.862 square meters it is one of the biggest squares of Spain, being the Duke's pride in his time.The all-powerful Duke of Lerma, plenipotentiary minister of the monarch Felipe...

  • The Duke and the Palace of Lerma

    It is impossible to write about the town and palace of Lerma without mentioning Don Francisco Gomez de Sandoval y Rojas, Duke of Lerma (1552-1625). He was the favourite of Philip III king of Spain and the first of his ministers called "Validos" in that time. The Duke of Lerma amassed power in an unprecedented way what allowed him to have this...

  • Plaza de Santa Clara. Viewpoint.

    This plaza is located between the Monastery de la Ascension and the Collegiate church of San Pedro, a beautiful square with a viewpoint with arches, great views of the river Arlanza and the Valley.

  • Monastery of La Ascension or Santa...

    This building was the first convent in the city. Founded by Mariana de Padilla (daughter in law of the Duke), it´s located in the Santa Clara´s square.

  • Colegiata de San Pedro.

    An interesting Collegiate church located in front of the Ducal Palace, there´s a corridor that communicates both buidings used by the Duke when he attended Mass. Inside the church there´s a beautiful bronze statue of the Duke and a impressive Baroque altar.

  • Ducal Palace.

    The most interesting construction of the city. This beautiful Palace was constucuted over the ruins of and old XV castle, and was designed by the Architect Francisco de Mora in the traditional Castilian style with four towers. . The building is situated at the Plaza Mayor, a huge plaza surrounded by arcades. Actually the building is a National...

  • Convent of Santa Clara

    The Infant Margarita Francisca, daughter of Felipe III, was baptized here in 1610 what shows the importance of Lerma in that period. The Clarisse nuns of this convent make delicious sweets.

  • Church of San Pedro

    The ex-collegiate church of San Pedro Apostol has a remarkable organ of the 17th c. which for her characteristics is one of the few organs in Spain in a sufficient good state to allow her use. This organ from 1615 was made by Diego de Quijano who worked for King Felipe III.In August, on the Saturday afternoons, Baroque music concerts are organised...

  • Convent of San Blas

    On the right of the Ducal Palace is an attached square on which stands the Convent of San Blas also commissioned by the Duke of Lerma with the same architect. It was and still is a convent for Dominican nuns. For several centuries the convent was joined to the Palace by an alley with arches. Above the entrance are two blazons of the duke.From the...

  • Guided visits to Lerma

    From the tourist office you can join the daily excursions (except Mondays and tuesdays), where they go through the city and explain you about all the hisotrical and monumental importance of the city.I am afraid guides are in spanish :-(

  • Iglesia Colegial de San Pedro.

    A wonderful gotic church with interiors in abrroc.The main entrance deserves a closer look.When you enter to Lerma, this is the first thing you can see on the top of the city, si really spectacular...

  • Plaza de Santa Clara

    In the square of Santa Ana is the sepulcre of the Cura Merino (el guerrillero).If you go to the end of the aquare you can enjoy the views of the river Arlanza and the "vegas"This square is in the middle of the Mnasteries of Santa Teresa (where tousit office is sited now) and Santa Clara monastery.

  • Convento de San Blas

    Close to the palace is the convent, another great religious building of the same date as the palace.

  • Palacio Ducal (now a Parador)

    At the top of the villa, it is sited the Ducal Palace, using the settings of the old medieval castleWas constructed by Francisco de Mora between the 1601 and 1617.the aquare was the perfect palce to do theaters and other festivals on that age.


Lerma Hotels

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  • Alisa

    Madrid Irun Km.202, LERMA, 09340, ES

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Parador

    PLAZA MAYOR 1,09340 LERMA-BURGOS, 09340 Lerma-Burg

Lerma Restaurants

  • Meat - Viandes Traditional...

    Nice restaurant with traditional Castillan dishes. Excellent meat of different types prepared in the oven (heated with wood) or on the grill. The oven is in the restaurant so that you can follow the preparation. Very good choice of wines. If you like the "Ribera del Duero" type you should try here the local wines "Ribera del Arlanza". Hellas...

  • Casa Anton

    There are many traditional places to eat here (asadores).We went to this little one, where you can have ONLY lamb and salad. They make lamb in the oven daily at 14:00, so U better be there in time, cos if you arrive at, let's say, 14:40, there won't be food left for you!! There's 2 things U shouldn't miss when visiting Lerma:- Cordero asado...

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Lerma Transportation

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    by car

    by Carmela71 Written Aug 17, 2003

    The best way to discover all this cities and villagues around CAstilla Leon is by car, so you are own of your plans.....

    Stace, I promise we are not lost ;-)

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Lerma Off The Beaten Path

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    El cura Merino (Merino priest)

    by SirRichard Written Dec 27, 2002

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    In Santa Clara square you can find a monument dedicated to Jeronimo Merino, a priest who was a hero of the Independence War (19th century) against the french.

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