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The Walls of Uruena

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Ray V wrote a review Sep 2017
Chaves, Portugal358 contributions157 helpful votes
It took me many years to discover this incredible place and it only happened because I was looking at the most beautiful villages in Spain on the internet. What is incredible is that gem is located just off the main highway connecting Galicia to Madrid. Most people just pass by at high speed on their way to the beach and don't realize that there is this amazing village, completely surrounded by a wall, sitting on top of a hill, with marvelous views of the countryside. Parking outside the village itself, which has very narrow streets, it is easy to walk to the walls and climb up. The view is spectacular. And, it is all free.
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Date of experience: October 2016
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PublicTransportFan wrote a review Apr 2014
Birmingham312 contributions106 helpful votes
Wonderful views all across the "Sea of Castile", as far as the eye can see - a flock of sheep in a field below looked tiny and distant but was nearby compared with the horizon; in the other direction you get an excellent insight into how the local roofs are constructed, as well as being able to spot cats and dogs dozing in the sun in their gardens.
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Date of experience: April 2014
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Jan S wrote a review Aug 2013
Amsterdam, The Netherlands2,962 contributions287 helpful votes
Arriving from the South you have an impressive view from a distance on the walls of Urueña on top of the hill. Once you arrived, you can enter the walls for free. On top of the walls a walkway offers a terrific view on the Tierra de Campos to the West with farmland as far as the eye can see. And to the South the valley of the Ermita also offers a lovely view. The walls are beautifully restored and safe. They can be dated between the middle of the 12th and early 13th century. Also the view on the town itself is nice: narrow streets, a church and a castle. The castle was built around the year 1060 by the Castilian monarch Fernando I el Magno (the Great). But only the exterior walls of the castle remained. Urueña sells itself as 'town of books'. And indeed you will find some bookshops. Don't miss the two gateways of the wall.
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Date of experience: June 2013
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