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  • General view of the Royal Monastery of Guadalupe and the surroundings

Its most emblematic monument is the Royal Monastery of Santa María, but it's also worth taking time to visit the Las Villuercas Geopark and sample the delicious cuisine.Read more...

What to see The first stop must definitely be the Royal Monastery, awarded the World Heritage designation by the UNESCO. The view of the outside from the Plaza Mayor square is already impressive, but you shouldn't miss taking a guided tour of the interior to see its Mudéjar cloister, the sculpture and painting museums, illuminated manuscripts, the niche with the Virgin… According to legend, the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe was found hidden on the banks of a river by a shepherd, and indeed Guadalupe means 'hidden river'. Did you know that famous figures such as Ferdinand and Isabella, Christopher Columbus and Cervantes stayed in this monastery? A stroll through the various streets with their balconies and arcades will lead you to the old hospital of San Juan Bautista, the College of Los Infantes and the old Jewish quarter. Places worth visiting in the outskirts include the Granja de Mirabel Palace and the shrine of El Humilladero. Gastronomy Do you want to order something really typical? Try the Iberian cured pork products, 'ajoblanco' (chilled almond soup), 'migas' (fried breadcrumbs) and 'caldereta de cordero' (lamb casserole) –of course accompanied by wine from the Ribera del Guadiana region. Nature Guadalupe is the perfect starting point for exploring the Villuercas-Ibores-Jara Geopark, with its landscapes of parallel mountain ranges, and over 40 geosites to discover.


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Guadalupe


Guadalupe


Guadalupe