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Excursions Through Salamanca

Author : Andrew McFarlane

Scores of day-trippers will beyond doubt have brief pleasurable tours of Salamanca on their to do lists as regards their vacation in the region of Salamanca so that they can have a partial peek into the historically rich Salamanca. A trip through Sierra de Bejar, Sierra de Gata and Sierra de Francia regions of Salamanca will get you in touch with helpful facts and take you through a number of attractions to make the most out of your trip to Salamanca and the whole country of Spain providing you with first hand experience pertaining to the history of this region.

Travel to Sierra de Bejar via the Silver Route

On this adventurous journey headed to the southern expanse of Salamanca you will come across some of the earliest communication lines to be established on the isthmus of Iberia. This is none other than the Ruta de la Plata, Spanish for 'Silver Route'. The passageway was utilised by numerous residents of the region in ancient times and this contributed largely to developing the diverse cultural heritage. This has helped this region to become a melting pot of tourists from all walks of life in the present day.

The region takes pride in a number of architectural tour de forces in castles and convents, all of them dating back to the twelfth century.

The best of the ancient bastions is the 'Torreon de la Almeria', the arsenic tower of the Duke of Alba. The Duke of Alba was known to have one of the most authoritative dukedoms in the Kingdom of Spain in the ancient days. On the other hand, the most noteworthy of the convents is the Carmelite Convent of Saint Teresa founded by the saint herself in the year 1571. It is on the grounds of the same convent that the remains of the Saint are preserved, a fact that has contributed to making the convent a major pilgrimage destination for the catholic faithful.

Sierra de Gata

The Sierra de Gata and the neighbouring Ciudad Rodrigo regions add to the peerless experience that you will acquire at the end of your excursion through Salamanca. These regions are located in the South west province of Caceres which borders the country of Portugal. The region takes pride in the city of Ciudad Rodrigo which is synonymous with scores of monuments of great importance to the residents of this part of Salamanca. The region also boasts of scenic undulating landscape endowed with vast yellow wheat plantations. The region ranks amongst the world's best producers of wheat.

Sierra de Francia

The region is cited in the Southern region of Salamanca. Santa de Francia is scenic with numerous places of interests worth mentioning in the town of La Alberca and its immediate neighbours.

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