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Tower of Los Guzmanes

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Tower of Los Guzmanes

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Visit two unmissable UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Spain on an easy day trip from Madrid. Save yourself the hassle of self-driving or finding public transit to the towns of Avila and Salamanca by joining this tour. History and architecture enthusiasts will love exploring the medieval towns, with their fine plazas, cathedrals, university, and fortifications.
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Jo_and_Tom wrote a review Nov 2019
Anna, Ohio1,420 contributions246 helpful votes
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Our guide brought us to this to see the patio of the tower which is used for receptions. It has a bronze age statue in it of a bull as well vestiges of the fortress. In the interior room it has an arrow slit which guards the front door from the patio.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Larry C wrote a review Oct 2019
4,319 contributions222 helpful votes
Built-in the 15th century. The granite masonry façade is divided into two undecorated storeys. At one corner there is a tower with a square floor plan, with turrets and watchtowers. It was designated a National Monument in 1983 and is currently used as the offices of the Provincial Council of Ávila. The former stables are home to a Vetton Culture Interpretation Centre. The displays are well laid out and include Spanish and English interpretive signs. I found the explanation and examples of the Verracos to be the most interesting. These stone sculptures of boars and bulls were carved from blocks of granite and range from less than a metre in length to more than 2.5 metres. To date, more than 400 Verracos have been discovered.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Chinapjs wrote a review Jul 2018
Washington DC, District of Columbia3,696 contributions799 helpful votes
Has both Spanish and Celtic roots. Dates back to the 15 th century. Stunning from the outside and interesting inside although it functions as a governmental building. If you speak Spanish you might score a tour inside if you ask a few questions. We did
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Date of experience: July 2018
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hans-jaguar wrote a review May 2015
Santa Comba Dao, Portugal16,233 contributions633 helpful votes
The building of this tower dates from the 15th Century. It is also known as Palace of the Mújica. The façade is made of granite masonry, divided into two levels with no decoration. On one of the corners, a large tower stands. It has a square floor plan, and its parapet is crenelated. The tower's entrance has a semi-circular arch. Inside we find a very well-preserved coffered ceiling. King Alfonso XII stayed at this building, while the writer Enrique Larreta decided to place the main character of his novel Don Ramiro's Glory in it. At present, the building houses the headquarters of the Provincial Council.
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Date of experience: May 2015
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madamedefarge wrote a review Jan 2014
Derby, United Kingdom590 contributions421 helpful votes
We came here during our trip to Spain over Christmas. We weren't sure what to expect from the inside, but all we seemed able to see was a large scale nativity tableau. It was surprisingly interesting, but rather crowded with visitors as we all shuffled around looking at it. Other than that, we weren't able to see anything, apart from doors to council offices. So, the outside was very interesting, but I'm not sure what you'd see at other times of the year.
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Date of experience: December 2013
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