Zamora has an impressive old town that is characterized by its important legacy of Romanesque art. And it is that, this small city located on the banks of the Duero River has a great medieval past that translates into walls, palaces and temples. Although we cannot get to know Zamora without also participating in its traditions, such as the celebration of Holy Week (declared a festival of International Tourist Interest), its gastronomy or those plans B that only occurs to us to do when it rains.
Castle of the Counts of Benavente
Built in the s. XV as castle-palace by the fourth Count of Benavente (Don Rodrigo Alonso Pimentel), it is also known as Castle of Puebla de Sanabria. Has a barrier with large towers and vaulted firing chambers and a singular parade ground. Inside is the Fortifications Center, where the visitor can learn in an entertaining way the history of the castle and the town, as well as the rest of the fortresses of the province.
Grand Central Naval Museum
The Grand Central, in Pobladura del Valle, is a museum of naval and railway engineering, the work of the artist José Luis Blanco García. Get this name because recreates in its interior the New York Grand Central train station, with its underground levels. It contains a sample of warships, battleships and aircraft carriers along with artillery pieces and a large model train made to scale.
Sancti Spiritus Monastery
Founded in 1316 by Doña Teresa Gil, in it is, among others, the tomb of Doña Beatriz de Portugal, a beautiful work made in alabaster. Inside you can see beautiful Moorish armor, a collection of twills from the 16th century and an outstanding museum of sacred art.
At Bodegas Fariña, it all began with a dream and an illusion: to produce a wine that would express Zamora’s personality and transport it around the world. It is a family winery but with a great team of professionals. Attached to the land and its roots, proud to be among the founders of a denomination of origin: Toro. They cultivate more than 300 hectares of their own vineyard where practice a modern, sustainable and technical viticulture.
Cover photo | Rui Alves