Puebla de Sanabria Travel Guide

  • Puebla de Sanabria
    by jorgejuansanchez
  • Puebla de Sanabria
    by jorgejuansanchez
  • Puebla de Sanabria
    by jorgejuansanchez

Puebla de Sanabria Things to Do

  • Old part

    The old part is located on top of the rock, it is easy to see when you arrive by car, and it gives the village its characteristic "skyline" with all those churches and the castle.

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  • New part

    Around the original historic centre a new town has been built, where most of the daily life of locals happen. The old narrow stone streets are mainly for tourists now, so if you wanna feel the pulse of real life you better take a walk around the lower part of Puebla de Sanabria, accross the river.

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  • The Castle

    The castle which is on the very top was built in the 15th century by the 4th count of Benavente. It has been recently restored and houses now the Cultural Hall of the town, although it can be visited at certain times. We didn't beacuse it was closed for New Year, but if you ask at the nearbu Tourist Info they can give you the current opening times.

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  • Town hall

    The Town Hall, with its characteristic facade, is located in the main square too, and it was built in the 15th century. By its left side you will find the TOURIST INFO office.

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  • San Cayetano church

    This little church located just beside the main church, at the left, is newer (18th century) but its main facade is beautifully ornamented in baroque style. It is normally closed but you can ask for schedules at the tourist info.

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  • Nuestra Senora del Azogue

    This 12th century romanic church is located in the main square, and is easy to distinguish for its bell tower and clock (quite noisy if you sleep in the nearby hotel BTW). This is the main church in town, where the main celebrations take place. Inside, there are tombstones all around the place on the floor.

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Puebla de Sanabria Hotels

  • Parador

    I didn't stay here, just came for the New Year's Eve dinner. It is a modern parador, don't expect an...

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Puebla de Sanabria Shopping

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    The beans at a local grocery

    by SirRichard Written Jan 16, 2006

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    These are local giant beans, usually cooked with some chorizo, pepper and maybe potatoes. It is a nice (and cheap) souvenir, but also a must to have at lunch in local restaurants. That way you will have a clue on how to prepare them back at home.

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    • Historical Travel
    • Food and Dining

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Puebla de Sanabria Local Customs

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    The castle plan

    by SirRichard Written Jan 16, 2006

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    There are useful touristic signboards outside the main buildings, so you can have a little basic info about the monument. Unfortunately, it's all written in spanish (not many foreign tourits around here!).

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    • Castles and Palaces
    • Historical Travel

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Puebla de Sanabria Warnings and Dangers

  • Slopes

    Being built on top of a rock, there are many many slopes to climb when visiting the old part of Puebla. Just take it easy and follow your own path, it is no competition at all. What I did is to stop at the main bars for a break (there are in almost every corner), THAT made the climbing much easier!! LOL

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  • Freezing cold

    Winters here can be freezing cold, snow is not unusual and in december termometres may go as low as 15?C. It is said to be the coldest village in Spain and, in spite of the idea you might have of "sunny Spain", this can be pretty cold!Besides, the place is located on top of a high rock, so wind blows hard up there. Be prepared, bring warm...

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Puebla de Sanabria Off The Beaten Path

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    Nice, aren't they?

    by SirRichard Written Jan 16, 2006

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    I found the public lights all around the place were nice and harmonious. I hate when you walk around a recently refurbished historical place and you find trendy late fashion modern elements that destroy the otherwise magnificient ambiance...

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Puebla de Sanabria Sports & Outdoors

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    The lake in winter

    by SirRichard Written Jan 16, 2006

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    The Sanabria lake is a good place for walking, hiking or even swimming if you come here in summer. There are many little towns around and even summer activities like kayaking, rowing...
    It is not far from the village, about 17 kms.

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    • Water Sports
    • Adventure Travel

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