Route of the Castles
A pretty town full of history waiting to be explored: from the 12th-century Cathedral, the Walls-initially started by King Fernando II-, the 16th-century Town Hall, Los Castro Palace, Los Águila Palace, the home of Los Vázquez, the 16th-17th-century Cerralbo Chapel, the San Francisco convent, San Andrés church, the Las Claras convent, and more. This is a place that will make you travel back in time...
The Parador de Jarandilla, with its unrivalled beauty and monumentality, is the very special starting point to get to know places such as the Monastery of Yuste; where the Emperor Charles V spent his final days. It is also interesting to visit natural settings such as Garganta de la Olla. Another recommendable visit is to the La Vera villages, among which Valverde and Villanueva stand out.
This journey gives us the opportunity to discover La Macha- the land of plains and knights and vassals. We start our route in Oropesa, and here we can visit the 16th century Colegio de Jesuitas, the 15th century Nuestra Señora de la Asunción church and the 15th century Palacio Nuevo palace.