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.more
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.more
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.more
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.
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!).
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!! LOLmore
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...more
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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...
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.