Plan what to see in Zamora: Places to visit, history, gastronomy, maps, eltiempo, cultural events, activities, accommodations, recommendations.
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Lots of things to see in Zamora , not only because it has the world record of Romanesque churches that are 23, but also for its stunning Modernist heritage with 19 fantastic buildings, built in this style.
But it’s not just a question of quantity what is surprising when you visit Zamora, the greatest charm to see in Zamora resides in the harmony between these two styles, together with the Renaissance and the Baroque, all within the framework in a beautiful old town with perfectly Cobbled Streets, with its City Wall and its fascinating Cathedral, cataloged as one of the top works of Spanish Romanesque.
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When we visited Zamora we realize that it is a small town (with 65,000 inhabitants) and almost all of the main attractions to see in Zamora are in the old town (Historical-Artistic Set since 1973), so it is recommendable to visit it taking a pleasant stroll.
Complementing its architectural heritage, Zamora develops an intense cultural activity with interesting museums, exhibitions and interpretive centers, where you can enjoy them all year round.
Places to see in Zamora
There are countless the places of interest to see in Zamora, many of them can be seen just strolling through the old town. Here we list the essential, clicking on the title leads you to the best available information about each location.
Gastronomy of Zamora
Besides all the things to see in Zamora, is worth trying its forceful Castilian cuisine.
|Startes||Zamora Rice (what is made with bacon, ham and pork hands and then is added onion, garlic and paprika ), garlic soup, Stew of chickpea from Fuentesaúco and Sanantonada (what is cooked with beans with pork´s ear, cow´s tail and pork’s head ).|
|Meat||Toston to Zamora style, the coup d’état tostón, roast suckling lamb, roast goat, beef dams. In hunting it is common the wild boar, deer and partridge in escabeche .|
|Fish||Tranca style cod, cod to the uncle style, ajoarriero cod, cod with potatoes, octopus sanabresa, sanabresa trout, pickled trout, hake of Toro and hake ajoarriero.|
|Desserts||The Maimon bun, the empiñonados, drunks cakes, pie of the Cistercian, the rebojos, the bones of holy, the coscarón buns, the Angel donuts and peaches in wine.|
|Wines and Drinks||The best known are those of Toro wines, but there are others such as Benavente Fermoselle, Madridanos and Morales. High alcohol and tough ideal to accompany many dishes taste Zamora culinary offerings graduation.|
|Otros productos||Typical Craft from Zamora also cheese pastor and heather honey craftsmanship.|
Recommended accommodation in Zamora
There are many sites where you can to book hotel, but only ATRAPALO offer best price guarantee, clicking on the name of the hotel you get the best deal. These are the highest rated hotels in Zamora by the community of ATRAPALO
History of Zamora
Zamora is always a nice destination, but knowing a little history will find much more interesting all the things to see in Zamora.
|S. VII B.C.C||Occupied during the Iron Age by the Celtic people of vacceos who named Ocalam.|
|S. I B.C.C.||Invasion of the Roman Empire that gave the name of Ocellum Duri or Ocelodurum|
|747||Conquest of the city by Alfonso I of Asturias.|
|879||Destruction of the city by Muhammad I of Córdoba.|
|883||Alfonso III of Asturias reconstructed and repopulated the city with Toledo Mozarabic ..|
|988||New destruction of the city, this time by Almanzor.|
|1055||Fernando I of Leon and Castile (the Great) and renew and reconstructs the city and also granting it with its fueros.|
|1143||Peace conference between King Alfonso VII of Leon and Castile and Afonso Henriques, King of Portugal, for which Portugal becomes independent.|
|1476||By its position in favor of the Beltraneja, Ferdinand of Aragon takes and occupies the city, ending with the support of the Zamora to the Beltraneja .|
|1520||Accession to the movement of “communities”, led by Pedro Giron and Bishop Acuña.|
|1808||On June 2, 1808 Zamora stands against the French, that occupied shortly after.|
|1813||Wellington released the City from the french trops. June 2, 1808 Zamora stands troops against the French, that occupied shortly after.|
|1864||Arrival of the railway to the city.|
|1936||The July 18, 1936 Zamora joins the military uprising.|
|1973||Declaration of the old town as Historical and Artistic Set|
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