The city of Zamora in Spain’s Castile-Leon province is known as a “Romanesque Museum” due to the abundance of Romanesque historic structures that grace the landscape. These architectural marvels have been so well-preserved that Zamora has become an important stop on the route through Spain and Portugal. We recommend stopping by to experience the beauty and historic wonder that is Zamora.
This tour is a journey of discovery and rejuvenation, as you learn about Zamora through the voice of locals who know every story word for word. Prepare to hear wolves howling, as you enjoy the beautiful Romanesque art that Zamora is filled with. The massive facial lake will capture your reflection while the river enclosed between walls 200 meters high will literally take your breath away.
Zamora combines sacred silence with everyday noises in its deepest religious celebration of the bull skin. The city; open to the river and protected by it, proudly displays the great wealth of architecture that revolutionized the world we live in today. Allow us to walk you through this charming medieval walled city surrounded by the famous Duero river.
✓ Local Guide
✘ Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure Point: 49014 Zamora, Spain
Return Details: 49014 Zamora, Spain
Zamora is a small village in northwest Spain on a steep hillside near the border with Portugal and traversed by the Douro river (río Duero). Because of its small size, Zamora can easily be explored on foot.
The city is notable for having the highest concentration of Romanesque art and architecture in Europe. No wonder it’s known as “The City of Romanesque,” and it was a stop on our Romanesque road trip with Transromanica.
This Original Zamora Free Walking Tour takes you through all the captivating highlights of the city! We enter the city through the City Gate and begin our tour by walking through the Puerta del Obispo (Bishop’s Gate), which was built in the 11th century and provides access to the area surrounding the city’s main cathedral.
Zamora has a strong medieval feel to it, with many historic buildings, including Romanesque churches, a cathedral, and a castle. On one side of the arch, there is the Troncoso Viewpoint, from which you can see the Duero River and the stone bridge, and on the other, we will visit the square with the Episcopal Palace and the Casa Del Cid. So many sights to behold.
The magical door leading to Casa del Cid (also known as Palacio de Arias Gonzalo) will not be overlooked on our watch. This civil property is integrated into the first walled enclosure, after we pass through the gate. It was designated a historical artistic monument in 1931 and now it is a private residence.
This experience requires good weather. If the tour is canceled because of poor weather, you’ll be allowed to choose a different date.
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If the tour is canceled because the minimum numbers of participants aren’t met, you’ll be contacted so you can choose a different date.