If you want to explore charming towns and villages in the heart of Spain, then spend your holidays in Talavera de la Reina. The municipality located on the east banks of the River Tagus, in the province of Toledo, is home to prominent historic buildings and its surroundings to a rich fauna that attracts many visitors.
Talavera was one of the best protected Spanish towns, as it had three lines of defence. What’s more, the first complex of Albarran walls and towers, built in the 9th and 10th centuries during the caliphate of Abd-ar-Rahman III, is the only one of its type still standing in Spain. The Puerta de Sevilla and the Polvorín tower, remains of the second wall from the 12th century, also continue to safeguard the new suburbs of the city.
Cheap trips to Talavera de la Reina will allow you to discover attractive buildings such as the basilica of Nuestra Señora del Prado. The collection of tiles that decorate this 16th-century temple are of incalculable value. In fact, the church boasts the title of the “Sistine Chapel of Ceramics”.
Continuing the religious theme, don’t miss the chance to visit the collegiate church of Santa María la Mayor. The origins of this historical monument date back to 1211, although the Mudéjar-Gothic style of construction belongs to the 14th century. Inside, you’ll find a number of treasures such as a painting by Rubens.
Talavera is also home to many tourist attractions and interesting museums. The Ruiz de Luna Pottery Museum has a spectacular collection of pottery and tiles ranging from the 16th to 20th century on display. Similarly, the Ethnographic Museum will take you on a journey through the history and traditions of Talavera.
The city has excellent rail connections (Madrid is a little under two hours by train) and bus network, so getting around will be easy.
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