Zamora city, Spain

Zamora city

Zamora is an ancient Spanish city located in the region of Castilla y Leon, bordering with Portugal to the west, Salamanca to the South, and with Leon and Galicia to the North.

Situated in the area which once was the ancient kingdom of Castille and crossed by the Spanish route of the silver (ruta de la plata), Zamora is a land of battles, castles and temples, a region of lakes, rivers and quiet nature spots, a place to enjoy wines, cheese, history and traditions.

There is plenty to see in Zamora, history has left an imprint in the city in the form of small Romanesque churches, stone walls, fortresses and castles. Discover also charming places nearby the city, like the town of Fermoselle, Benavente, la Hiniesta, Puebla de Sanabria and the amazing lake of Sanabria, or Toro where delicious Spanish wines are produced.

The town known as El Perdigón is an excellent place for trying delicious meat dishes, and if you are interested in crafts you will find interesting pottery in Pereruela.

Nature lovers have in Zamora a wide range of places to visit and enjoy, the lakes of Sanabria and Villafáfila, which are bird havens, the mountains of Culebra with its characteristic landscape of wolfs and loneliness, the amazing river banks of the Duero known as los Arribes del Duero and much more.

Zamora is also well known for its Holy week processions declared of international interest for tourism, with almost every local participating in one or more processions.

 Zamora is a different way to visit Spain, different from the Spain of beaches and sun and from crowded touristic cities, you will surely not find this city in many tourist guides, but it is really worth a visit.