Zamora Things to Do

  • Plaza de Viriato (Zamora, Spain)
    Plaza de Viriato (Zamora, Spain)
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  • Palacio de los Condes de Alba (Zamora, Spain)
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    Catedral de Zamora (1/3)

    by Redang Updated Dec 21, 2008

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    Catedral (Zamora, Spain)
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    This fantastic Romanesque Cathedral was built between 1.151 and 1.174. Elements were added to the cathedral over the years and include Gothic features (apses and sanctuary) and Herrera style features (cloister). The building has three naves, a transept and three semicircular apses.

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    Plaza de Viriato

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    Plaza de Viriato (Zamora, Spain)
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    Nice square with some interesting spots to be considered:

    - Main pic: General view of the square.
    - Second pic: Statue dedicated to Viriato and made by Eduardo Barón.
    Viriato was a Lusitanian (portuguese) leader who fought against the Roman expansion.
    - Third pic: Tourism office.
    - Fourth pic: Palacio de los Condes de Alba y Aliste (see the Things to Do tip) and Parador (see the Accommodation tip).
    - Main pic again, and "behind" the trees: Diputación Provincial/Hospital de la Encarnación.

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    Iglesia de Santa María la Nueva

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    Romanesque style and built during the 11th century, The Iglesia (Church) de Santa María la Nueva was destroyed during the Motín de la Trucha and it needed to be rebuilt. The apse and some parts of the wall from the XI century are preserved.

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    Plaza Mayor

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    Plaza Mayor (Zamora, Spain)
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    Many interesting buildings here:

    Pics:
    - Main: General view of the square.
    - Second: Ayuntamiento Nuevo (New City Hall).
    - Third: Ayuntamiento Vijo (Old City Hall).
    - Fourth and fifth: Iglesia (Church) de San Juan de Puerta Nueva.
    Romanesque style and built in the 12th century, only one nave remains.

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    Palacio de los Condes de Alba y Aliste

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    Palacio de los Condes de Alba (Zamora, Spain)
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    In the historic centre of Zamora, right now is the Parador (luxury Spanish hotel chain). It is inside a palace built over the remains of a Roman fortress in the mid 15th century.

    - Fax: (+34) 980 53 00 63

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    The Castle Park

    by bijo69 Written May 23, 2005

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    The park is set around the old castillo, which is surrounded by a deep moat. It is reached from the cathedral buildings through a Plateresque style gate. It's a nice place for a stroll and from the ramparts you get nice views over the Duero river.

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    • Castles and Palaces
    • Architecture
    • Historical Travel

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    Palacio de los Momos

    by bijo69 Written May 15, 2005

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    This time no masterpiece from the 12th century, but from the 16th! The Palacio de los Momos was built in the 16th century in Gothic style and has beatifully carved facade.
    It's the seat of the court these days.

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    • Castles and Palaces

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    Lots of churches

    by bijo69 Written May 15, 2005

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    San Pedro & San Ildefonso

    Zamora has lots of Romanesque churches, all built around the same time as the cathredral (12th century). Some have been restored and other styles have been added later on. But they're all very simple without much decoration. The churches usually are open for visits in the mornings and the late afternoons.

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    • Religious Travel
    • Historical Travel
    • Architecture

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    The Cathedral

    by bijo69 Written May 15, 2005

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    The most prominent landmark of Zamora is the Romanesque cathedral from the 12th century. It has two different towers, one square Romanesque, the other with a cuppola is built in Byzantine style. You can visit the cathedral for a few hours in the morning and in late afternoon.
    Next to it is a museum showing Flemish tapestries

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    • Historical Travel
    • Religious Travel
    • Architecture

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    Puente de Piedra

    by Redang Updated Dec 27, 2008

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    Puente de Piedra (Zamora, Castilla y Le��n, Spain)
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    This Romanesque Bridge (puente means bridge whilst piedra means stone) was built in the 12th century. It has 16 ogyval arches and crosses one of the widest part of the Río Duero (Duero river).

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    Catedral de Zamora (2/3)

    by Redang Updated Dec 21, 2008

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    Catedral (Zamora, Spain)
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    Pics:
    - Main: Main nave.
    - Second_ High Altar.
    - Third: Choir.
    - Fourth: Organ.
    - Fifth: Another altar.

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    Puerta del Obispo

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    Puerta del Obispo (Zamora, Spain)

    The Bishop's Gate is one of the gates of the old walls of Zamora. The name is becuase the Episcopla Palace was there.

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    Portillo de la Traición

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    Portillo de la Traici��n (Zamora, Spain)

    Portillo de la Traición (Betrayal Gate) is where Bellido Dolfos, under attack of El Cid Campeador, entered the city after killing King Sancho II The Strong" during the city siege.

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    Iglesia de San Pedro y San Ildefonso

    by Redang Written Dec 21, 2008

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    Iglesia de San Pedro y San Ildefonso (Zamora,Spain

    This was the city's greatest and largest church after the cathedral. Built in the 11th century on the remains of the old Santa Leocadia Church, the building has different architectural styles.

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    Museo Etnográfico de Castilla y León

    by Redang Updated Dec 21, 2008

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    Museo Etnogr��fico de Castilla y Le��n (Zamora, Sp)

    The Ethnographic Museum of Castilla y León tries the visitor to think about all the aspects of life that matter the human being.

    It also offers temporary exhibitions.

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