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Ciudad Rodrigo


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  • Side view of Ciudad Rodrigo cathedral. Salamanca

You'll find yourself in a fortified city from the Middle Ages. Its defensive walls, its Plaza Mayor square, its monuments… Take a journey back to mediaeval times in this area in the province of Salamanca.Read more...

What to see The centre of the city is surrounded by an imposing mediaeval wall built in the 12th century, although subsequently remodelled on various occasions. There are several stately houses within the walled enclosure, such as the mansions of Los Castro, Los Águilas and La Marquesa de Cartago, and the Casa de Los Vázquez house.  In the Plaza Mayor square you'll see the Town Hall and the House of the First Marquis of Cerralbo. The highlight of its religious buildings is the cathedral. It took around 400 years to build –between the 12th and 16th centuries– and combines different architectural styles. The Diocesan Museum can be visited inside.  Gastronomy A famous local dish is 'farinato', a sausage made with breadcrumbs, pork fat, ground red pepper and spices and eaten on its own or accompanied by fried eggs. Other traditional recipes are 'chanfaina' (a dish based on rice and pork), 'hornazo' (savoury filled pastry) and roast meats. Excursions The mountains of the Sierra de Francia are very nearby. Some of the most popular towns and villages to visit are La Alberca and Miranda del Castañar. If you prefer a nature route, another idea would be to head for the Peña de Francia and the Las Batuecas valley.


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Ciudad Rodrigo


Ciudad Rodrigo


Ciudad Rodrigo


Ciudad Rodrigo