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Hidden little known jewel

It is incomprehensible that this lovely town, is not as well known as it deserves. Very important... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
aspdebal
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Madrid, Spain
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You cam circumnavigate the city wall in no time, and take in the views and history and still have... read more

Reviewed October 13, 2018
PeteLucy434
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Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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Ciudad Rodrigo - Provincia de Salamanca - Castilla y Leon, 37500 Ciudad Rodrigo, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is incomprehensible that this lovely town, is not as well known as it deserves. Very important during the middle ages, its historic center is full of palaces. The town is well preseved and has an exvellent Parador (national hotel) that belonged to the father...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed October 13, 2018

You cam circumnavigate the city wall in no time, and take in the views and history and still have time for a coffee.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PeteLucy434
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

Ciudad Rodrigo old town has got so much to offer. You can walk round the entire city walls for free (2km), both on top and round the outside. This really gives you a feel for how they have changed through the centuries. So much of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Walden16
Reviewed September 23, 2018

We were driving from Portugal back into Spain heading towards Salamanca and had read about this small walled town so dropped in for some lunch and a walkabout. Literally in the 'middle of nowhere' is this amazing, fully walled town. It has a beautiful cathedral,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 24, 2018

We were a party of 4 staying in the nearby Paradores. There was not much to see but the walk around the town on the walls was really good. You do not often find such walks complete but this was an exception.

Date of experience: June 2018
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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

Date of experience: February 2018
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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

Date of experience: February 2018
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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.

Date of experience: September 2017
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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!

Date of experience: June 2017
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

Date of experience: April 2017
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