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Meeting point: Calle Vaguada de la Palma
8th July. Guided visit to Ciudad Rodrigo
- Guided visit in the historical city of Ciudad Rodrigo
- The lunch will be served at Palacio de Montarco: http://www.palaciomontarco.com
Visit the historic city center of this old and fascinating fortified city, which is located in the south west of Salamanca province, very near to the border with Portugal. Ciudad Rodrigo has a rich history. It was declared a Historic and Artistic Group of note in 1944. It has many renaissance palaces, churches, in addition to the 12th century castle, the double wall fortification system and its impressive Cathedral. The city played a very important role in the Iberian Peninsula war, The city suffered two sieges; one by the French in 1810 and the other by the British in 1812. The second siege took place in order to conquer back the city occupied by the French army in 1810. The British siege was led by Lord Wellington who, after being victorious in battle, was rewarded with the title of Duke of Ciudad Rodrigo.
In the Ciudad Rodrigo area we will find the Border Fortification Routes composed by: Ciudad Rodrigo itself, San Felices de los Gallegos, Real Fuerte de la Concepción and Almeida (in Portugal, right across the border).
The lunch will take place at Palacio de Montarco: http://www.palaciomontarco.com
9th July. Long guided visit to Salamanca
Guided visit by the Salamanca. Visit the old city center (Main Square, Cathedrals (Old and New), University, Courtyard of Junior Colleges, House of Shells, Saint Stephen's convent, Dueñas' convent, Roman bridge, and a variety of palaces). Each tour will be tailored according to requirements of each group.
The lunch will be served at Delicatessen Restaurant
10th July. Excursion to the mountains of Salamanca (Sierra de Francia - Miranda del Castañar - La Alberca)
Excursion to Sierra de Francia. Sierra de Francia's territory, together with the valley of Las Batuecas was declared a natural park under the name Parque Natural de Las Batuecas-Sierra de Francia in 1978. together with neighboring Sierra de Béjar it constitutes a Biosphere Reserve. This tour included Included visit guide to Miranda del Castañar and La Alberca, ones of the most popular towns in the area.
The lunch will be served at Abadía de los Templarios Hotel, http://www.abadiadelostemplarios.com