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North of Salamanca, Zamora, Spain
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Ranked #2 of 11 attractions in Zamora
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Byron Bay, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Lots of examples of Romanistic architecture throughout the town, off the beaten track. Warm friendly place, plenty of restaurants. Shops do shut at 1.30pm and re-open at 4.30pm. Take time to walk around and absorb the atmosphere

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Ancona, Italy
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510 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

One of the best things to do in Zamora, especially if you've had enough for the moment of huge gothic cathedrals and Spanish baroque, is to wander about on foot looking at the romanesque churches, for which it's famous. San Antolin, for example, with its odd platform behind the tower (for bell-ringers ? for feeding the storks ?), San Juan... More

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Montana Rose
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192 attraction reviews
240 helpful votes 240 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Not in the same ball park as Segovia or Toledo, but definitely worth a visit! Lovely, well kept town. Still very Spanish and unspoiled. We were there on one of their local community days and the people were wonderful. Most shops were closed, but there were many (free) romanesque churches to visit, the Zamora cathedral (worth the small admission), and... More

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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

This town is crammed full of beautiful Romanesque churches. My favourite was the tiny San Claudio down by the river, which is usually only open at weekends - we got in during the week as everybody was in there preparing for their Semana Santa procession. It is Tan ideal place to visit for Semana Santa as the crowds are not... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

An small town with medieval neighborhood and many romanic churchs from XII century,a castle, and a wonderful river, very easy to watch in walk

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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

The capital of Zamora's province is a true joy for all sensible visitors who keep their eyes open while walking through the streets of its old town. I read that a clueless tourist compared Zamora with a cemetery. Looks like he did not notice neither its amazing and marvelous modernist buildings nor the breathtaking views from the city to River... More

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Indian Wells, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

We enjoyed Zamora as we never took our car out of the car park for three days. We could walk everywhere and did not need any public transportation. Since we visited on a weekend there were many weddings which we enjoyed from the sidelines.

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New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

A city full of beautiful medieval churches, totally off the beaten path for most foreign tourists. Small city with some nice hotels (a parador, and a nice Melia), good food. Officially gay friendly!

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

Zamora a beautiful town next to the Douro river- plenty of Romanesque churches- a must visit the Cathedral (12 century) , Medieval Castle, Church of Magdalena (13 century),A legendry house of El Cid just stroll around the old part with all the old buildings and have a view at sunset of the city walls on the opposite side of the... More

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Athens, Greece
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

Romanesque churches, turn of the 20th cent. buildings and a region famous for its wines cannot make up for the feeling one has walking around Zamora that it's more of an old folks' place than a vibrating town. Imho if you want to spend a day visiting Romanesque churches and enjoying good dining and wining, opt for picturesque Toro instead.

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