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Ciudad Rodrigo old town has got so much to offer. You can walk round the entire city walls for free (2km), both on top and round the outside. This really gives you a feel for how they have changed through the centuries. So much of...More
We were driving from Portugal back into Spain heading towards Salamanca and had read about this small walled town so dropped in for some lunch and a walkabout.
Literally in the 'middle of nowhere' is this amazing, fully walled town. It has a beautiful cathedral,...More
We were a party of 4 staying in the nearby Paradores. There was not much to see but the walk around the town on the walls was really good. You do not often find such walks complete but this was an exception.
This small walled city is only around 30km from the Portuguese border and was fought over during the Peninsula wars - the French were first to capture and occupy the city in 1810 and it was then taken in 1812 by Wellington, whose troops sacked...More
An attractive much fought-over walled fortress-city on the Portuguese/Spanish border with an ancient bridge across the river.
Still surrounded by ramparts which are easy to walk around - not a large place - and giving an extensive view all around the town.
The sites of...More
This is a nice little place easily wandered round in half a day as a trip from Salamanca which is what we did. It's about an hour by motorway. There are some great buildings and the very quirky chamber pot museum!
You can spend a few hours meandering the streets of this lovely historical town. The town walls still stand and you have to enter via old city gates. The large moat, which is now grass, shows how important this town once was. You can walk...More
Beautiful city on a hill, with walls. It had to be a very important place longtime ago, so there are many palaces, churches, small streets. Take your camera and you will enjoy the city. Don't forget the views from the city walls.