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Small historic city

This small walled city is only around 30km from the Portuguese border and was fought over during... read more

Reviewed February 25, 2018
Camberley, United Kingdom
A very pleasant and interesting town

An attractive much fought-over walled fortress-city on the Portuguese/Spanish border with an... read more

Reviewed February 15, 2018
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Ciudad Rodrigo - Provincia de Salamanca - Castilla y Leon, 37500 Ciudad Rodrigo, Spain
+34 923 49 84 00
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Reviewed February 25, 2018

This small walled city is only around 30km from the Portuguese border and was fought over during the Peninsula wars - the French were first to capture and occupy the city in 1810 and it was then taken in 1812 by Wellington, whose troops sacked...More

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Reviewed February 15, 2018

An attractive much fought-over walled fortress-city on the Portuguese/Spanish border with an ancient bridge across the river. Still surrounded by ramparts which are easy to walk around - not a large place - and giving an extensive view all around the town. The sites of...More

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Reviewed September 23, 2017 via mobile

Lots of history in this small town. Nice walls facing the river. Parador (one of the oldest) in the castle facing Portugal.

Thank Martin v
Reviewed June 22, 2017

This is a nice little place easily wandered round in half a day as a trip from Salamanca which is what we did. It's about an hour by motorway. There are some great buildings and the very quirky chamber pot museum!

Thank toniShanghai
Reviewed April 22, 2017 via mobile

You can spend a few hours meandering the streets of this lovely historical town. The town walls still stand and you have to enter via old city gates. The large moat, which is now grass, shows how important this town once was. You can walk...More

Thank mjs03
Reviewed April 20, 2017

Beautiful city on a hill, with walls. It had to be a very important place longtime ago, so there are many palaces, churches, small streets. Take your camera and you will enjoy the city. Don't forget the views from the city walls.

Thank marquesa_de_parabere
Reviewed November 11, 2016

The old town is very beatiful, a good place just to walk around the little streets with its shops, bars and old houses. It is a safe place, no need to worry and you best park your car outside the town wall, there is planty...More

Thank Helmut F
Reviewed October 25, 2016

Ciudad Rodrigo is packed with history, old buildings atmosphere. We had two hours and could easily have spent a day wandering through this lovely old town.

Thank tommywelltravelled
Reviewed October 19, 2016

This is a delightful little town, although very popular with tourists on coach trips. well worth a visit & lots to see.

Thank Maureen E
Reviewed August 13, 2016

Loved the buildings and architecture of this town. Saw goats being herded down a lane while next to the river fishermen were trying their luck. Easy detour when visiting Salamander.

Thank trencherman_10
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