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“Good for viewing Romanistic architecture”
Review of Zamora

Zamora
Ranked #2 of 55 things to do in Zamora
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Lennox Head, Australia
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“Good for viewing Romanistic architecture”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

Lots of examples of Romanistic architecture throughout the town, off the beaten track. Warm friendly place, plenty of restaurants. Shops do shut at 1.30pm and re-open at 4.30pm. Take time to walk around and absorb the atmosphere

Visited July 2014
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“Walking romanesque Zamora”
Reviewed 21 June 2014

One of the best things to do in Zamora, especially if you've had enough for the moment of huge gothic cathedrals and Spanish baroque, is to wander about on foot looking at the romanesque churches, for which it's famous. San Antolin, for example, with its odd platform behind the tower (for bell-ringers ? for feeding the storks ?), San Juan in the Plaza Mayor, San Pedro, San Vicente (near the square), La Maddalena, the Cathedral (the famous "scaly" dome at least). And from the same period El Cid's house (outside the gate on the river side of the cathedral - it's private so you can't go in, but if you stand outside you have a magnificent view over the river Duero), Dona Urraca's castle (currently being restored, but you can still see it), and Treason Gate (the same - it commemorates the assassination of King Sancho II)… Also the old Roman Bridge, best seen in early morning or evening, when the sun's not too hot and its horizontal rays catch the side of the bridge, reflecting it in the river). Perhaps the most pleasant town in Spain.

Visited May 2014
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Montana Rose
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“A Gem off the tourist track”
Reviewed 7 May 2014

Not in the same ball park as Segovia or Toledo, but definitely worth a visit! Lovely, well kept town. Still very Spanish and unspoiled. We were there on one of their local community days and the people were wonderful. Most shops were closed, but there were many (free) romanesque churches to visit, the Zamora cathedral (worth the small admission), and the 'ruined' castle. It's located on the lovely Duero river and it has a very pleasant pedestrian zone which goes right through the center of the old town. We only had a 1/2 day here, but we could have easily used a whole day, as there is quite a bit to see. If I ever get the opportunity to return here, I would.

Visited April 2014
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Birmingham
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“Essential visiting for lovers of Romanesque architecture”
Reviewed 19 April 2014

This town is crammed full of beautiful Romanesque churches. My favourite was the tiny San Claudio down by the river, which is usually only open at weekends - we got in during the week as everybody was in there preparing for their Semana Santa procession. It is Tan ideal place to visit for Semana Santa as the crowds are not too overwhelming and there are some very moving night-time processions. The only drawback (which would not apply to everyone) was the almost total lack of decent vegetarian food!

Visited April 2014
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“A medieval very nice Town”
Reviewed 30 July 2013 via mobile

An small town with medieval neighborhood and many romanic churchs from XII century,a castle, and a wonderful river, very easy to watch in walk

Visited May 2013
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