Have you ever heard about Puebla de Sanabria? It´s a beautiful, charming and colorful town located in the province of Zamora in Castile and Leon, that will pleasantly surprise you. With a beautiful landscape formed by monuments nature and history, Puebla de Sanabria is the ideal spot for a getaway of exploring the villages of Spain.
The Parador de Puebla de Sanabria built on the site of an old Muslim citadel, is a stunning hotel and the ideal spot from where to discover the natural, historical and artistic riches of Zamora, definitely worth visiting. With medieval decoration, a pool, beautiful indoors and outdoors, comfortable rooms and exquisite gastronomy, the Parador de Zamora will provide you everything you could wish.
The main square of Zamora is located in a high point of the village, and there you will find two important monuments, the town hall and the church of Nuestra Señora del Azogue. Take a minute here to admire the houses made with stone and the colorful balconies, so beautiful. This square, with many bars, restaurants and live is the ideal spot to stop and eat tapas or take a drink while doing tourism.
Church of Nuestra Señora del Azogue
This church located in the Plaza Mayor of Zamora is the main church of the village. It was built back in the XII century and some parts of it have been remodeled ever since. Today, this church has a mix of many art styles that have been passing through different époques, but in the original parts remaining from the construction you will admire the Romanesque style in which it was originally constructed. Both the outside and inside of the church are beautiful and definitely worth visiting while in Zamora.
Castle of the Counts of Benavente
Elegant, royal and well preserved, that´s the castle of Puebla de Sanabria, or also called the Castle of the Counts of Benavente located in the highest point of this town. It was built back in the XV century by the 4th count of Benavete and today is a touristic spot that you definitely have to visit in Zamora. Also, take some time to admire the stunning views of the town and the river that you will get from this privileged spot.
Museum of the Gigantes and Cabezudos
The Museum of the Gigantes y Cabezudos is located within the old quarter of Puebla de Sanabria. Inside you will find the characters of the Gigantes (giants) and Cabezudos (big heads), which are important in the history of the town. This statues in the museum represent mythological beings, literary characters, and others. This characters go around the village on September 7th and 8th on the parade of Nuestra Señora de las Victorias.
Nature: lake of Sanabria
Besides all the monuments in historic Puebla de Sanabria, there is also an ideal spot for nature bonding in this town, the lake of Sanabria. In here you will get immersed in complete disconnection and peace with the calmed water, the fresh air and clear skies. Also, taking a canoe ride around the lake and walking along the vegetation around the lake are great plans to enjoy nature.
Typical festivity: Medieval Market
The medieval market of Sanabria is very famous in Spain. Around the middle of August of every year, this typical festivity is celebrated, in which live in the streets and squares, people dressed up and fun are the protagonists. This festivity includes fun activities, parades, delicious food, booths on the streets and of course, the representation of historic important moments for the village in the castle and around the streets. It’s the perfect ambiance for fun and history!
Don´t hesitate, book now at the Parador de Puebla de Sanabria and get ready to relax in a peaceful ambiance, discover the culture and monuments and get immersed in the history of this Castilian town. At the Parador you will be able to rest after all the fun!