Zamora, in Castilla - Leon, is a city that about 66,000 people call home.
Zamora is located 190 miles (306 kilometers) southwest of Bilbao and 140 miles (225 kilometers) northwest of Madrid, the national capital.
There are few things in life more enjoyable than sampling the flavors of expertly crafted wines while standing upon very soil on which they are created. Whether you’re a visiting or local wine lover, you should head to Bodegas Farina and Bodegas Vega Sauco, two of the most celebrated producers of fine wines the Zamora area. Once you’ve caught the wine-bug, a visit to Dominio del Bendito and Marques de Olivara will broaden your appreciation for this area’s wonderful wines and for the people who craft them.
Some of the most popular historical sites of the area are the religious buildings that have stood faithfully here for many years. The Zamora Cathedral and the Colegiata de Santa Maria la Mayor are two of Zamora’s best examples of these. Enjoy the solemn atmosphere of these remarkable places.
Discover new worlds in Zamora by stepping though the doors of the Museo de la Semana Santa. Take a self-guided tour, browse the various exhibits, and then ask for tips from the locals to locate some of the smaller museums in town.
In addition to city parks, the local city also has several ecological reserves with picturesque scenery and local flora and fauna. To tour one of the main conservation reserves, head out to Sanabria Lake Natural Park.
If you are looking to buy souvenirs, fashion and food, amble through the various stores at the Abastos Market. See what locals buy and buy some original souvenirs.
Don’t miss the chance to visit the excellent castles in the area. When you come across the distinct shape of the old Zamora Castle, it’s very easy to picture how local rulers used to defend this area.
After you’ve visited all the major sights in this fascinating city, spend a little time at the Puente de Piedra, the Santiago del Burgo and the Monasterio del Sancti Spiritus.