Romanticism and culture await
Touched by the River Duero, this is a small, romantic provincial city lying in the central northern part of Spain. Its beauty has been extolled by writers of the stature of Machado or Bécquer, inspired by the Cloisters of San Juan de Duero, the Monastery of San Polo and the Chapel of San Saturio, the city’s patron saint.
Soria is a green oasis steeped in history, and its rich environmental heritage includes more than 80 species of trees and bushes.
Its origins date back to the days of the Celtiberians, although the Moors and Christians also settled here. Evidence of all these cultures is to be found in its historic and artistic wealth, which includes churches, palaces, convents and chapels dotted around the city. The Co-Cathedral of San Pedro is a National Monument, as is the Romanesque Church of San Juan de Rabanera. Equally interesting are the Convent of Santo Domingo, the Palace of the Counts of Gómara, a jewel of civil architecture, or the Church of Nuestra Señora del Espino, the Chapel of El Mirón or the Palace of Los Ríos y Salcedo, just a few of the capital’s many fine monuments.
Also not to be missed is a visit of the Numantium Museum, which houses myriad treasures from Numantia and remains excavated from the Celtiberian and Roman cities of Uxama and Tiermes.
Wandering around the streets and market is a pure delight, as is a visit to Los Herraderos, Los Dos Tubos, La Dehesa and the main square. This is city that holds countless culinary treats, including wild mushroom casseroles, roast and cured meats, butter, pickles and the traditional dish known as migas ’ an authentic delight for the taste buds.