23 Sights in Zamora, Spain (with Map and Images)
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1. Puente de Piedra
Zamora Stone Bridge is one of five bridges across the Douro River through the provincial capital city of the same name. For centuries, it was the city's only river passage, connecting the suburbs with the city's historic center. At present, it is the connecting point between Vigo Avenue and Bethlehem Square. Because of its position on the silver track, it is an important place for people, goods and nomads to pass through the Douro River. Built in the early 12th century, it has been renovated many times and is now one of the most representative symbols of the city. Many of the decorative elements of the bridge underwent fundamental changes during interventions carried out in the early 20th century, with two towers flanked by the bridge entrance removed to make it easier to access growing road traffic. Many decorations and ornaments on the bridge disappeared in this profound reform. Only the original stone material is left: the main arch and the vault of the pile, although these are consciously decorated. The bridge is part of the Silver Jacob route. Historically, it was part of the Roman road, known as iter ab emerita asturicam. In the following centuries, it was an important passage for people, goods and nomads to pass through the Douro River. The opening of the so-called Poet Bridge in 2013 made it a footbridge.
2. Aceñas de Olivares
The Aceñas de Olivares are a group of this type of mills located on the bed of the Duero River, in the Spanish city of Zamora. They constitute one of the five sets of aceñas that still exist in the city, although all of them were already of productive use since the early twentieth century, along with those of Pinilla, Cabañales, Gijón and Los Pisones. They have been rehabilitated and consolidated to install in them the Interpretation Center of the Traditional Water Industries. The project, with an investment of € 317,000, was in charge of the architects Francisco Somoza and Pedro Lucas del Teso, who received a special mention in the "Hispania Nostra" awards in 2008.
3. Convent of San Francisco
The convent of San Francisco Extraponte was a Franciscan institution built in the fourteenth century in Zamora. It is known for having been the resting place of the polygraph Juan Gil de Zamora, close collaborator of Alfonso X the Wise and preceptor of his son, Sancho IV of Castile. The name "extraponte" comes from its proximity to the old bridge. The convent is in the early twenty-first century in a state of restoration. The chapel of the Dean was built in the sixteenth century under the direction of Gil de Hontañón and since 2007 houses an exhibition and conference hall. Since 1994 it has been the headquarters of the Fundación Hispano-Portuguesa Rei Afonso Henriques.
4. Ayuntamiento Viejo de Zamora
The old Zamora City Hall is a porch building located in the main square of Zamora. This is one of the oldest buildings in the square, as well as San Juan Church. It was the town hall until 1950, when the new building began to operate. Despite its long history, it was not the site of the city's first town hall. The present building, known as the Old City Hall, was built in the early 17th century in a silver style. One of the most important changes was the demolition of two towers and the restoration of the building in 1977. It is currently home to the municipal police station.
5. Iglesia de San Juan Bautista
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 near the square. It dates from the mid-twelfth century. In 1961 it was approved as a Historical Monument. In one of its corners, already outside, you can find a modern statue dedicated to Merlú, a work that was erected in 1996 by the Zamorano sculptor Antonio Pedrero Yéboles.
6. Iglesia de Santiago el Burgo
The church of Santiago del Burgo or as it is sometimes called, Santiago el Burgo, is a Romanesque temple located in the city of Zamora, Spain. Dated to the late twelfth century. It maintains its original structure of three naves, typical of Hispanic Romanesque. Being the only church in the city that maintains this interior structure of tripartite head. The church building is completed with a quadrangular tower located in the southwest corner. It is located in the center of the current Zamora, in the busy street of Santa Clara.
7. Teatro Ramos Carrión
The Ramos Carrión Theater is a building with theater functions that is 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 renovating the building completely, with this it was intended to create a cultural space. The works that end in 2011 maintain the entrance body. The building was built in honor of the Zamorano humorist Miguel Ramos Carrión who was born in a house located right in front of the theater.
8. Aceñas de Cabañales
The aceñas de Cabañales are a group of mills located on the bed of the Duero River, in the Spanish city of Zamora. They constitute one of the five sets of aceñas that still exist in the city, although all of them were already in productive use since the early twentieth century. They coexist with other aceñas such as those of Olivares, La Pinilla. Both in possession of the cathedral chapter until the twentieth century. These aceñas are located upstream of the Puente de Piedra, on the left bank.
9. Iglesia de San Esteban
St. Stephen's Church, commonly known as the "parents", is a Romanesque building located in St. Stephen's Square, between the village and the wool district of St. Torcas in the city of Zamora, and is a castle and lion community, Spain. As a result of seventeenth-century reforms, it retained its original external structure, but not its internal structure. It was the temporary headquarters of the baltasar Wolf Museum until 2009 and has been moved to the city castle today.
10. Teatro Principal de Zamora
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 San Vicente Street, it differed from the rest of its time by being covered and not having a charitable assistance purpose. Due to its small size it is popularly known as the "bombonera". It is considered an Asset of Cultural Interest since the late twentieth century.
11. Iglesia de Santa María la Nueva
The Church of Santa María la Nueva is a Romanesque temple located in the city of Zamora, Spain. In the Plaza de Santa María la Nueva. It is one of the Zamoran churches built in the early twelfth century. Burned during the Trout Mutiny in 1158, it was built again. Of spacious ship, result of the fusion of its three primitive naves. It was declared an Asset of Cultural Interest in 1945. Inside, the baptismal font of the thirteenth century stands out.
12. Casa del Cid
The Casa del Cid is a civil building of Romanesque style located in the city of Zamora (Spain). Since 1931 it has been protected as it has been declared a historic-artistic monument. This building is located next to the Puerta Optima, Olivares or Bishop, the latter name because it is open next to the episcopal palace. It is therefore located in a privileged place of the old village, occupying part of the walls, allowing views towards the Douro.
13. Iglesia y Convento del Tránsito
The Convent of Corpus Christi, also called the Transit, of Discalced Poor Clares in Zamora (Spain) was built in the early 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 hacienda, so that a monastery of first rule of Santa Clara could be founded, which are commonly called "Barefoot"».
14. Museo Etnográfico de Castilla y León
The Castle and Lions Museum of Ethnology, located in the city of Zamora, is one of four members of the Castle and Lions Regional Museum Network, alongside the Castle and Lions Museum of Steel and Mining (msm) in Sabello, the Castle and Lions Museum of Contemporary Art (musac) in the capital, Lions, and the Museum of Human Evolution in the village.
15. Iglesia de San Claudio de Olivares
The church of san claudio de olivares is a Romanesque church located in the city of Zamora (Spain) in the olive groves. Some historians believe it is the oldest Romanesque building in the city. He was also well known for in him the protected Christ was worshipped, crucified, and carried away by penitent brotherhood on St. Wednesday night.
16. Iglesia de San Pedro y San Ildefonso
The Archpriestal Church of San Pedro and San Ildefonso, is a temple, in Romanesque origin, of the city of Zamora, Spain, the largest and most important of the town after the Cathedral. By concession of Don Juan de Aguilar was declared in 1500 Archpriestal Church. It has been a National Monument since 1974.
17. Iglesia de San Isidoro
The Church of San Isidoro is a Romanesque monument in Zamora (Spain). It is located in the 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 Portillo de la Traición.
18. 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.
19. Iglesia del Sepulcro
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, when it was declared an asset of cultural interest of a provincial nature, with the category of monument.
20. Museo de Zamora
The Museum of Zamora 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 the Ministry of Culture, with the management transferred to the Junta de Castilla y León.
21. Iglesia de San Frontis
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 an Asset of Cultural Interest on September 26, 2013.
22. Iglesia de San Vicente
The Church of San Vicente Mártir is a Romanesque temple in the city of Zamora, Spain. Its tower and its western façade were declared a National Monument in 1961. The church was built in the late twelfth or early thirteenth century.
In the Holy Week of Zamora (Spain), the Merlú is the name given to those couples of congregants of the Brotherhood of Jesus Nazareno whose job is to gather the other brothers to begin the processional parade.
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