Zamora is a city in Castile and Leon Spain the capital of the province of Zamora. It lies on a rocky hill in the northwest, near the frontier with Portugal and crossed by the Duero river, which is some 50 km/30mi downstream as it reaches the Portuguese frontier. With its 24 Romanesque churches of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries it has been called a “museum of Romanesque art”. Zamora is the city with the most Romanesque churches in all of Europe. Zamora has a unique Romanesque monument, with the peculiar characteristics which is very difficult to find in other places.
This charming town with a city wall (11th-13th century) is situated on the banks of the River Duero and on the Ruta de la Plata.
It is famous for the Romanesque monuments. Surrounded by vineyards it is one of the most impressive medieval towns in Castila and Leon.
ZAMORA (Spain) – Destino de Congresos, Reuniones, Jornadas, Incentivos
Parador de Zamora Parador de Zamora, Zamora hotel
Plaza de Viriato, 5, Zamora
Located in the heart of Zamora, this 15th-century castle has been beautifully transformed into a unique hotel with a central courtyard and original, Medieval features. More…
The interiors of the Parador de Zamora include wooden floors and stone walls with tapestries. All rooms have air conditioning and private bathrooms, and many have views of the town.
The Zamora Parador has a fitness centre with a sauna. The lawn by the pool has loungers and is ideal for sunbathing.
The restaurant offers creative dishes based on traditional Castile and Leon cuisine. There is also a bar.
Almost all of the city’s sights are within walking distance of the Parador. The Plaza Mayor is about 150 m away.
“The ladies of Zamora” is the story of a convent of nuns in a thirteenth-century Spanish city, their battles with the bishop, the altogether friendlier relationship with the local Dominican friars and the consequences further afield of their activities.
Based on unpublished records of the enquiry into the affair, it brings into sharp focus a number of usually unrelated aspects of the age: the tensions between the mendicant orders and the local ecclesiastical authorities: thirteenth-century religiosity, female religiosity in particular and collusion in high places; both in Castile and at the papal curia.
Beyond the tale it tells of nuns observed in flagrante at the convent gate, cornered by tumescent friars in the convent infirmary and oven, giving their prioress the evil eye and threatening their bishop with stout sticks, this account lays bare the realities of life within and beyond the cloister in the later years of the century of Christian Spain’s greatest achievements at the expense of Spanish Islam.
Not since Montaillou have the exploits of a single medieval community been laid bare in this way.
ZAMORA (Spain) – Zamora, vuela alto
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