Skip to main content

Zamora - Location

Aller

Aller's Landscape

Paisaje de Aller

Aller

Aller's Landscape

Paisaje de Aller

Aller

Aller's Landscape

Paisaje de Aller

Aller

Aller's Landscape

Paisaje de Aller

Aller

Aller's Landscape

Paisaje de Aller

Baños de Montemayor

Villa Termal de Calidad Excelente

Villa Termal de Calidad Excelente

Baños de Montemayor

Villa Termal de Calidad Excelente

Villa Termal de Calidad Excelente

Béjar

Ruta de las Fábricas Textiles

Ruta de las Fábricas Textiles

Béjar

Ruta de las Fábricas Textiles

Ruta de las Fábricas Textiles

Benavente

Merece un alto en el camino

Merece un alto en el camino

Benavente

Merece un alto en el camino

Merece un alto en el camino

Calzadilla de los Barros

Retablo del Divino Salvador

Retablo del Divino Salvador

Calzadilla de los Barros

Retablo del Divino Salvador

Retablo del Divino Salvador

Carmona

Carmona, a museum

Carmona, a museum

Carmona

Carmona, a museum

Carmona, a museum

Carmona

Carmona, a museum

Carmona, a museum

Carmona

Carmona, a museum

Carmona, a museum

Carmona

Carmona, a museum

Carmona, a museum

Casar de Cáceres

Miliarios romanos

Miliarios romanos

Casar de Cáceres

Miliarios romanos

Miliarios romanos

Fuente de Cantos

Land of Painters, Cultures and Traditions

Land of Painters, Cultures and Traditions

Fuente de Cantos

Land of Painters, Cultures and Traditions

Land of Painters, Cultures and Traditions

Fuente de Cantos

Land of Painters, Cultures and Traditions

Land of Painters, Cultures and Traditions

Fuente de Cantos

Land of Painters, Cultures and Traditions

Land of Painters, Cultures and Traditions

Fuente de Cantos

Land of Painters, Cultures and Traditions

Land of Painters, Cultures and Traditions

Gijón

Northern Spain with Zest

Asturias con sal

Gijón

Northern Spain with Zest

Asturias con sal

Gijón

Northern Spain with Zest

Asturias con sal

Gijón

Northern Spain with Zest

Asturias con sal

Gijón

Northern Spain with Zest

Asturias con sal

Guijuelo

Guijuelo

Guijuelo

Guijuelo

Guijuelo

Guijuelo

Hervás

Turismo con corazón

Turismo con corazón

Hervás

Turismo con corazón

Turismo con corazón

La Bañeza

Gran Premio de Velocidad Ciudad de La Bañeza

Gran Premio de Velocidad Ciudad de La Bañeza (20-21 de agosto 2016)

La Bañeza

Gran Premio de Velocidad Ciudad de La Bañeza

Gran Premio de Velocidad Ciudad de La Bañeza (20-21 de agosto 2016)

La Pola de Gordón

Reserva de la Biosfera del Alto Bernesga

Reserva de la Biosfera del Alto Bernesga

La Pola de Gordón

Reserva de la Biosfera del Alto Bernesga

Reserva de la Biosfera del Alto Bernesga

Lena

Cyclist destination

Destino ciclista

Lena

Cyclist destination

Destino ciclista

Lena

Cyclist destination

Destino ciclista

León

León....te quedan dos deseos

León....te quedan dos deseos

León

León....te quedan dos deseos

León....te quedan dos deseos

Llanera

En el corazón de Asturias

En el corazón de Asturias

Llanera

En el corazón de Asturias

En el corazón de Asturias

Los Santos de Maimona

El Piropo blanco de Extremadura

El Piropo blanco de Extremadura

Los Santos de Maimona

El Piropo blanco de Extremadura

El Piropo blanco de Extremadura

Mérida

Mérida

Mérida

Mérida

Mérida

Mérida

Mieres

Danza Prima

Danza Prima

Mieres

Danza Prima

Danza Prima

Montemolín

Fortaleza almohade

Fortaleza almohade

Montemolín

Fortaleza almohade

Fortaleza almohade

Morcín

Embalse de los Afilorios

Embalse de los Afilorios

Morcín

Embalse de los Afilorios

Embalse de los Afilorios

Plasencia

La ciudad está viva, se siente viva

La ciudad está viva, se siente viva

Plasencia

La ciudad está viva, se siente viva

La ciudad está viva, se siente viva

Ribera de Arriba

Hórreos en Bueño

Hórreos en Bueño

Ribera de Arriba

Hórreos en Bueño

Hórreos en Bueño

Riosa

La Vega

La Vega

Riosa

La Vega

La Vega

Sevilla

We love people

We love people

Sevilla

We love people

We love people

Zafra

Palacio de los Duques de Feria SXV

Palacio de los Duques de Feria SXV

Zafra

Palacio de los Duques de Feria SXV

Palacio de los Duques de Feria SXV

Zamora

Desconocida, perfecta

Desconocida, perfecta

Zamora

Desconocida, perfecta

Desconocida, perfecta

Situation

Capital of the province of Zamora, in the northeast of the peninsula, at an altitude of 652 metres above sea level.

Its adjoining provinces are: Salamanca, León, Valladolid and Orense. It borders on Portugal to the west.

Surface area: 10.5 sq. km.
Population: 68,000 inhabitants.

41.499931750193, -5.7519221305847

History

Zamora and its province did not go unnoticed by the first settlers of the area. Vacceos, Romans and Visigoths all knew how to exploit of the strategic location of the province and did not hesitate to settle there. Numerous vestiges of these ancient settlements remain preserved today for the vistor to see.

Small communities from the Neolithic Age, the First Iron Age or the pre-Roman era of the Astur tribes are clear examples of the ancient settlements found in the province and which can still be enjoyed in the valleys of Órbigo, Eria and Vidriales, in the areas surrounding the Sierra de las Carpurias. Zamora was also important in the era of the Roman Empire. In fact, during Roman domination, Zamora, Ocellum Durii, became a rest stop on the well-known Vía de la Plata. The Roman empire also left its mark in regions such as Sayago or the valley of Vidriales, where the Legio X (Tenth Legion) Gemina settled, again taking advantage of its strategic position.

After this period, it cannot be assured that the city was occupied by the Moslems, but it is known that the name of Zamora is derived from the Arabic word Zamarat, which means emerald, a mistake caused by the abundance of variscite, a green stone which was worked in the deposits found throughout the province.

However, Zamora came into real importance between the 10th and 13th centuries. It was during this time that the actual city of today was founded and the vast majority of the monuments still preserved were erected. The Zamora of simple, yet beautiful Romanesque style, of outstanding and unique buildings, such as its Byzantine dome; the Zamora of legend, of the Lusitanian shepherd, Viriato, of the adventures of el Cid, gathered together in the Spanish epic poem; all this is what is reflected in its people and what lends character to its lands.

In short, Zamora is a city of traditions and ancient customs, which its inhabitants try to preserve so as not to lose their identity or their past.

Historia , Historia

Más Información

Centro de Información:
Oficina Municipal de Turismo. (De lunes a domingos de 10 a 14 y de 17.00 a 20 h hasta el 30 de septiembre)
Teléfonos:
980 53 36 94- 980 53 61 35
Fax:
980 53 36 94
Web:
http://www.zamora.es
Email:
turismo@zamora.es