30 Sights in Zamora, Spain (with Map and Images)

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Explore interesting sights in Zamora, Spain. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 30 sights are available in Zamora, Spain.

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During Holy Week in Zamora (Spain), the Merlú is the name given to those couples of congregants of the Brotherhood of Jesus of Nazareth whose job is to gather the other brothers to begin the processional parade.

Wikipedia: Merlú (ES)

2. Convent of San Francisco

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The convent of San Francisco Extraponte was a Franciscan institution built in the 14th century in Zamora. It is known for having been the resting place of the polygrapher Juan Gil de Zamora, a close collaborator of Alfonso X the Wise and tutor of his son, Sancho IV of Castile. The name "extraponte" comes from its proximity to the old bridge. At the beginning of the 21st century, the convent was in a state of restoration. The Dean's Chapel was built in the 16th century under the direction of Gil de Hontañón and since 2007 has housed an exhibition and conference hall. Since 1994 it has been the headquarters of the Rei Afonso Henriques Spanish-Portuguese Foundation.

Wikipedia: Convento de San Francisco Extraponte (ES)

3. Aceñas de Olivares

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The Olivares mills are a group of this type of mills located on the bed of the Duero River, in the Spanish city of Zamora. They are one of the five sets of mills that still exist in the city, although all of them have been in productive use since the beginning of the 20th century, along with those of Pinilla, Cabañales, Gijón and Los Pisones. They have been rehabilitated and consolidated to install the Interpretation Centre of the Traditional Water Industries. The project, with an investment of €317,000, was carried out by the architects Francisco Somoza and Pedro Lucas del Teso, who received a special mention in the "Hispania Nostra" awards in 2008.

Wikipedia: Aceñas de Olivares (ES)

4. Ayuntamiento Viejo de Zamora

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The Old Town Hall of Zamora is an arcaded building located in the Plaza Mayor of Zamora. It is one of the oldest buildings in the Plaza, along with the church of San Juan. It served as a Town Hall until 1950, just when the new building began to operate. Despite its antiquity, it is not the seat of the first town hall that the city had. The current building, called the Old Town Hall, was built at the beginning of the seventeenth century and is in the Plateresque style. Among its most significant changes were the removal of two of its towers, and the restoration of the building in 1977. It currently houses the offices of the Municipal Police.

Wikipedia: Ayuntamiento Viejo de Zamora (ES)

5. Palacio Episcopal

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The Episcopal Palace of Zamora is an episcopal building located in the old town of the city of Zamora, Spain. The city was granted a bishopric in the 10th century, and the diocese of Zamora was created during the reign of Alfonso the Great. The first bishop was Atilanus. The building that can be seen today is the result of a major remodelling carried out in the seventeenth century during the bishopric of Cavanillas (1755-1766). The last restoration dates back to the 20th century, which stands out for the roof installed over the courtyard. The Romanesque image of the Virgen de la Cerecina stands out from its interior.

Wikipedia: Palacio episcopal de Zamora (ES)

6. Aceñas de la Pinilla

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The Pinilla mills are a set of three mills on the left bank of the Duero River in the vicinity of the Spanish city of Zamora. Located in the vicinity of the Pinilla neighborhood. They were owned by the cathedral chapter of Zamora from the sixteenth century to the nineteenth century. The lease of the mill gave the council extra income. The operation of the mills was done by means of a diversion to a dam or weir which, in turn, channelled the water to the bolonera. Since the end of the 20th century, they have been privately owned and integrated into a bar-restaurant.

Wikipedia: Aceñas de la Pinilla (ES)

7. Iglesia de Santiago el Burgo

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The church of Santiago del Burgo or as it is sometimes called, Santiago el Burgo, is a Romanesque style temple located in the city of Zamora, Spain. Dated to the end of the twelfth century. It maintains its original structure of three naves, typical of the Hispanic Romanesque. It is the only church in the city that maintains this interior structure with a tripartite apse. The church building is completed by a quadrangular tower located in the southwest corner. It is located in the centre of present-day Zamora, on the busy Calle de Santa Clara.

Wikipedia: Iglesia de Santiago del Burgo (Zamora) (ES)

8. Iglesia de San Juan Bautista

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The church of San Juan Bautista is a Romanesque church located in Zamora, Castile and León, Spain. It is located on one side of the Plaza Mayor. The name of San Juan is due to San Juan Bautista and the New Gate was a doorway when the neighboring wall passed close to the square. It dates from the mid-twelfth century. In 1961 it was approved as a Historical Monument. In one of its corners, on the outside, you can find a modern statue dedicated to Merlú, a work that was erected in 1996 by the Zamora sculptor Antonio Pedrero Yéboles.

Wikipedia: Iglesia de San Juan Bautista (Zamora) (ES)

9. Iglesia de San Esteban

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The church of San Esteban, popularly known as the "Padres", is a Romanesque style building located in the Plaza de San Esteban, between the neighborhoods of San Torcaz, del Burgo and La Lana in the city of Zamora, Community of Castilla y León, Spain. It retains its primitive exterior structure, although not the interior due to the reforms carried out during the eighteenth century. Until 2009 it was the provisional headquarters of the Baltasar Lobo Museum, which is now moved to the city's castle.

Wikipedia: Iglesia de San Esteban (Zamora) (ES)

10. Aceñas de Cabañales

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The Cabañales mills are a group of mills located on the bed of the Douro River, in the Spanish city of Zamora. They are one of the five sets of mills that still exist in the city, although all of them have been in productive use since the beginning of the 20th century. They coexist with other sugar mills such as those of Olivares, La Pinilla. Both were in the possession of the cathedral chapter until the 20th century. These mills are located upstream of the Puente de Piedra, on the left bank.

Wikipedia: Aceñas de Cabañales (ES)

11. Teatro Ramos Carrión

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The Ramos Carrión Theatre is a theatre building located in Zamora, Spain. The modernist-style building is the work of the architect Francisco Ferriol. A competition of ideas was started in 1996 with the aim of completely renovating the building, with the aim of creating a cultural space. The works that were completed in 2011 maintain the body of entry. The building was built in honor of the Zamora comedian Miguel Ramos Carrión, who was born in a house located right in front of the theater.

Wikipedia: Teatro Ramos Carrión (ES)

12. Iglesia de San Andrés

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The church of San Andrés is a Romanesque church located in the city of Zamora, Spain. In the twelfth century there was a temple with the same dedication. It was rebuilt between 1550 and 1570 according to the instructions of the will of Antonio de Sotelo Cisneros, one of Hernán Cortés' captains in the conquest of Mexico. It is for this reason that there are details of Gothic architecture inside. Part of the north façade and the tower (topped) are preserved from the original factory.

Wikipedia: Iglesia de San Andrés (Zamora) (ES)

13. Iglesia de Santa María la Nueva

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The church of Santa María la Nueva is a Romanesque church located in the city of Zamora, Spain. In the Plaza de Santa María la Nueva. It is one of the churches of Zamora built at the beginning of the twelfth century. Burned during the Trout Mutiny in 1158, it was rebuilt. A spacious ship, the result of the fusion of its three primitive ships. It was declared an Asset of Cultural Interest in 1945. Inside, the baptismal font from the thirteenth century stands out.

Wikipedia: Iglesia de Santa María la Nueva (Zamora) (ES)

14. Teatro Principal de Zamora

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The Teatro Principal de Zamora was inaugurated in 1606 and built on the site of the old 'corral de comedias', where the convent of Santa Paula was formerly located. Located in the corner of Calle San Vicente, it differed from the rest of its time by being covered and not having a charitable welfare purpose. Due to its small size, it is popularly known as the "bombonera". It has been considered an Asset of Cultural Interest since the end of the 20th century.

Wikipedia: Teatro Principal (Zamora) (ES)

15. Iglesia y Convento del Tránsito

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Iglesia y Convento del Tránsito

The convent of Corpus Christi, also called the Convent of the Barefoot Poor Clares in Zamora (Spain) was built at the beginning of the sixteenth century, as the house of Doña Ana de Osorio and Don Juan de Carbajal, being Doña Ana de Osorio who in her will ordered to donate "the houses of her dwelling and all her property, so that a monastery of the first rule of Santa Clara could be founded, which are vulgarly called 'Barefoot.'"

Wikipedia: Convento del Corpus Christi (Zamora) (ES)

16. Iglesia de San Torcuato

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The Church of San Torcuato was a Romanesque temple located next to the door of San Torcuato next to the walls. It was demolished in 1837 and the invocation of San Torcuato was transferred to the current headquarters of the Church of the Trinitarios Calzados convent. The current church is a baroque style temple that began its construction in 1673 and reformed in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries after receiving the invocation.

Wikipedia: Iglesia de San Torcuato (Zamora) (ES)

17. Palacio del Cordón

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The Palacio del Cordón is a building located in the city of Zamora (Spain), characterized by being one of the few examples of civil stately architecture of the city of Zamora in the sixteenth century. On its façade stands a chambrana in the form of a Franciscan cord that was carved into the stone and in which the arms of its founders are kept. This ornamental motif on the façade is what gives the popular name of the cord.

Wikipedia: Palacio del Cordón (ES)

18. Casa del Cid

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La Casa del Cid is a Romanesque-style civil building located in the city of Zamora, Spain. Since 1931 it has been protected as a historic-artistic monument. This building is located next to the Optimal Gate, Olivares or Bishop's Gate, the latter name because it is open next to the episcopal palace. It is therefore located in a privileged place in the old village, occupying part of the walls, allowing views of the Douro.

Wikipedia: Casa del Cid (ES)

19. Iglesia de San Claudio de Olivares

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The church of San Claudio de Olivares is a Romanesque church located in the city of Zamora (Spain), in the Olivares neighborhood. Some historians consider it to be the oldest surviving of the city's Romanesque architecture. It is also known because it is where the crucified Christ of Amparo is worshipped, which on the night of Holy Wednesday is taken out in procession by the Brotherhood of Penance.

Wikipedia: Iglesia de San Claudio de Olivares (ES)

20. Museo Etnográfico de Castilla y León

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The Ethnographic Museum of Castilla y León, located in the city of Zamora, is one of the four that make up the Network of Regional Museums of Castilla y León, along with the Museum of Iron and Steel and Mining of Castilla y León (MSM), located in Sabero, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Castilla y León (MUSAC), in León capital, and the Museum of Human Evolution, based in Burgos.

Wikipedia: Museo Etnográfico de Castilla y León (ES)

21. Aceña Gijón

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The mills of Gijón are a group of this type of mills located on the bed of the Duero River, in the Spanish city of Zamora. They are one of the five groups of mills that still exist in the city, along with those of Olivares, Pinilla, Cabañales, and Los Pisones. Regarding their state of conservation, the mills of Gijón are in ruins and out of productive use.

Wikipedia: Aceñas de Gijón (Zamora) (ES)

22. Iglesia de San Lázaro

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Iglesia de San Lázaro

The church of San Lázaro is a church located in the neighborhood of the same name, in the city of Zamora (Spain). The current church was built in the second decade of the 20th century on the ruins of a Romanesque church, along with a hospital: the hospital of San Lázaro. It has a side chapel dedicated to the Virgin of the Wasteland.

Wikipedia: Iglesia de San Lázaro (Zamora) (ES)

23. Iglesia de San Pedro y San Ildefonso

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The Archpriestal Church of San Pedro y San Ildefonso is a Romanesque church in the city of Zamora, Spain, the largest and most important in the town after the Cathedral. By concession of Don Juan de Aguilar it was declared in 1500 an Archpriestly Church. It has been a National Monument since 1974.

Wikipedia: Iglesia de San Pedro y San Ildefonso (ES)

24. Iglesia del Sepulcro

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The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is a Romanesque temple located in the city of Zamora, Spain. Built in the twelfth century, it has enjoyed special protection since June 13, 1977, the date on which it was declared an asset of cultural interest of a provincial nature, with the category of monument.

Wikipedia: Iglesia del Santo Sepulcro (Zamora) (ES)

25. Iglesia de San Isidoro

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Iglesia de San Isidoro

The Church of San Isidoro is a Romanesque monument in Zamora, Spain. It is located in Plaza de San Isidro s/n. It was the temple founded by Sancha, sister of Alfonso VII, who had it built inside the first walled enclosure of the city. It is located in the vicinity of the Portillo de la Lealtad.

Wikipedia: Iglesia de San Isidoro (Zamora) (ES)

26. Estatua de Viriato

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Estatua de Viriato

Viriato or the Monument to Viriathus is an instance of public art in Zamora, Spain. Dedicated to Viriathus and located in the eponymous plaza, the monument consists of a bronze sculpture of the Lusitanian chieftain-shepherd put on an unpolished stone pedestal that features a battering ram.

Wikipedia: Monument to Viriathus (Zamora) (EN)

27. Museo de Zamora

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The Zamora Museum is a provincial museum located in the Plaza de Santa Lucía de Zamora, Spain, in the neighborhood that in medieval times was called "La Puebla del Valle". Its ownership is from the Ministry of Culture, being the management transferred to the Junta de Castilla y León.

Wikipedia: Museo de Zamora (ES)

28. Centro de Interpretación de las Ciudades Medievales

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The Medieval Cities Interpretation Centre is an exhibition space located in the Spanish city of Zamora dedicated to disseminating what the cities of Europe were like during the Middle Ages, with special attention to the capital of Zamora itself.

Wikipedia: Centro de Interpretación de las Ciudades Medievales (ES), Website

29. Iglesia de San Frontis

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The church of San Frontis is a temple, in Romanesque origin, of the city of Zamora, Spain, located on the left bank of the Duero River, in the neighborhood to which it gives its name. It was declared a cultural interest on September 26, 2013.

Wikipedia: Iglesia de San Frontis (ES)

30. Iglesia de San Vicente

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The church of San Vicente Mártir is a Romanesque church in the city of Zamora, Spain. Its tower and western façade were declared a National Monument in 1961. The church was built in the late 12th or early 13th century.

Wikipedia: Iglesia de San Vicente Mártir (Zamora) (ES)

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