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Hidden gem

We took a day trip to La Alberca (which translates to “the the lake” in Arabic). This is a hidden... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2018
David M
Niagara Falls, Canada
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Interesting old village

The most well known, although in my opinion not the prettiest of the villages in Sierra de Francia... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2018
Oliva, Spain
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La Alberca, Spain
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Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

We took a day trip to La Alberca (which translates to “the the lake” in Arabic). This is a hidden gem in Spain. Population is about 1200. Go to the tourist information office and get the map of the town. Follow the recommended route or...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank David M
Reviewed 9 October 2018

The most well known, although in my opinion not the prettiest of the villages in Sierra de Francia. We arrived in the afternoon, which was a mistake, as almost everything was closed up and deserted, but it was still interesting to wander round the old...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

We had heard of this village from a Spanish friend and it was on her advice that we travelled here from Salamanca. It was a worthwhile visit. You expect small villages to be whitewashed and propped on hillsides. This one is on a slight elevation...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Lovely little town on the edge of mountains. Famous for its embutidos, jamones and so on. Had lunch, late september, still outside on the Plaza Mayor.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank martinvI2585BK
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Spent a lovely Sunday in La Alberca, walking around the old village to admire how well preserved everything is, and I am referring not only to buildings but also to traditions such as wood oven bakers, passion and dediction for apiculture as well as for...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Giorgio D
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Walking through this town is just a wonderful experience. You will not be sorry you stopped and just started wandering its narrow and unique streets. The arquitecture is unusual, the weather is cooler than it is in Extremadura and it is easy to just get...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Chileice
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

A trip to Medieval times! Old buildings still standing, very narrow streets and passageways and the town's main plaza is beautiful. A great place to sit at the outdoor cafe and take in the ambience!

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank mjs03
Reviewed 20 June 2017

This is a fun place to spend a night. We wandered about the village exploring for hours through the many very small lanes. It is very very picturesque and certainly the nicest of the villages in this area of Spain

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank toniShanghai
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Visited here twice. Town itself is small and is easily walkable. Type of place you could spend 30 minutes, or an entire day. Walking from one end to the other in town is about 10 minutes, however, experiencing all the small streets is where more...More

Date of experience: September 2016
3  Thank adventureexperience1
Reviewed 25 October 2016

La Alberca is a town of 1000 population nestled away in the mountains. A medieval mountain village preserved in all it glory. Wander where you will through the narrow streets, admire the wooden houses the steep steps, sit and eat at any one of the...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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