Zamora Travel Guide

  • Plaza de Viriato (Zamora, Spain)
    Plaza de Viriato (Zamora, Spain)
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Zamora Things to Do

  • Puente de Piedra

    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)

    Pics:- Main: Main nave.- Second_ High Altar.- Third: Choir.- Fourth: Organ.- Fifth: Another altar.

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  • Catedral de Zamora (1/3)

    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.For more pics, see next two tips.

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  • Puerta del Obispo

    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

    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

    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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  • Plaza de Viriato

    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...

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  • Museo Etnográfico de Castilla y León

    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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  • Museo de Semana Santa

    The Museum of Holy Week houses a large number of religious statues used during the Holy Week processions.

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  • Iglesia de Santa María la Nueva

    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

    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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  • Iglesia de Santiago del Burgo

    The Iglesia (Church) de Santiago del Burgo preserves, of its romanesque origins, the internal structure (12th and 13th centuries).

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  • Palacio de los Condes de Alba y Aliste

    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

    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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  • Palacio de los Momos

    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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  • Romanesque Bridge

    Apart from all the Romanesque churches, there is also a Romanesque bridge from the 12th century. It has 16 arches and crosses the river Duero on its widest part. It's open for cars.

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  • Lots of churches

    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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  • The Cathedral

    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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Zamora Restaurants

  • My octopus

    I chose octopus in the galician way:little pieces of octopus, prepared in a wooden dish, with boiled potatos and spiced with sault, paprika and olive oil.The best place to eat it is in Galicia, but normally you can ask for it everywhere...

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  • Jose is prepared to eat...

    To begin with, a few minutes after arriving Zamora, we looked for a beer, and afterwards we came into a restaurant to eat. Dishes available were: - Small letuces - Vegetables mixed with eggs. - Octopus in galician way. - Lamb's cutlets. - Little pig grilled.

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Zamora Nightlife

  • Rock & Heavy in Zamora

    We spent a long time in this place, because old rock spanish old songs were present all the time. Perhaps you don't know nothing about Rosendo, nor Los Suaves...BUT I DO!!Sorry: I'm waiting for pictures... Leather Coats are required...Long hair in the Heavy way...

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  • Young people starting the night

    This time, my 33 years old celebration had a hard handicap: my sister, her boyfriend and two more friends were planning to join us...They are about 23 years old, and they are used to live all the night long.Look carefully at them: they are smiling for the experiences they were preparing to us!

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Zamora Transportation

  • By Car: How Far/How Long...?

    Zamora is in the west of Spain, very close to Portugal.From Madrid, take road A6 that becomes AP6 to Tordesillas, then, road A11 to Toro and Zamora.Some road distances from Zamora to:- Madrid: 254 kms.- Paris (France): 1.245 kms.- Roma/Rome (Italy): 2.049 kms.Thanks to the website, you can check more road distances together with the driving times...

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  • Take the bus!

    The easiest way to go from Madrid to Zamora is by bus (unless you have your own vehicle). The buses are very modern and you have lots of space, as there are just 3 seats in a row. The journey takes about 3 hours and there are 6 buses per day. The fare for the express bus is 17€, the "normal" one costs 12.

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Zamora Warnings and Dangers

  • Be careful parking, even Police cars get...

    To be perfectly honest I am not sure on what it is usually like in Zanora, I went on what was probably the busiest day in the year for one of the Easter Processions. They were being pretty hot on parking and had lots of restrictions.As we were just about to leave, this Police got was being towed away, I suspect it might have been broken down rather...

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  • Are you ready for... An operation?

    When you see this Doctor in Zamora's Pubs, run away as quick as you can. She looks "friendly" (not in the picture), but I promise you she is not.

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  • Be careful with this Doctor!

    If you feel bad, never, never think about this doctor: she is called "Blood Doctor".I was looking carefully all the night, and her methods are really unexpected: drink room for keeping herself up, dance for getting people attencion...PLEASE: don't get close her, and don't touch her (if it is not necessary).

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Zamora Tourist Traps

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    Unique Suggestions: Beware of giving them a beer!
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    Fun Alternatives: Give them more than one beer!
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Zamora Favorites

  • General Info

    Tourism Offices:* Oficina de Información Turística de ZamoraPríncipe de Asturias, 149012 amora- Tel.: (+34) 980 53 18 45- Fax: (+34) 980 53 38 13- E. mail: oficinadeturisodezamora@jcyl.es* Patronato Provincial de Turismo de Zamora (pic)Plaza Viriato, s/n49001 Zamora- Tel.: (+34) 980 43 40 47- Fax: (+34) 980 53 64 85- Internet: www.zamoradipu.es- E....

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  • The Weather in Zamora

    Zamora is really cold in Winter, I suggest to check the Weather with this linkpage before the visit (Spanish and English).

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  • Storks

    I've never seen so many stork in any place! Look up to the church towers, many of them have stork nest on top!

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