"The Romanesque city". This is how Zamora is known, for being one of the European cities that concentrates the largest number of Romanesque churches in its urban area.
It is highly recommended to start on the other bank of the Duero river, in the Playa de los Pelambres, which offers a panoramic image of singular beauty of the historical complex, the waterways and the Cathedral. The walls are the best witness that corroborates the medieval character of Zamora. From there we cross the Puente de Piedra, the entrance of the pilgrims that cross the Vía de la Plata and we will head towards the Cathedral, crossing what was the first walled enclosure by the Puerta del Obispo. On the other side, the imposing Romanesque Cathedral of Zamora, "the pearl of the Duero" with its characteristic dome, and next to it, the Castle, the protective fortress of the city.
From there we enter the historic center, walking through the Portillo de la treason (or loyalty) and being surprised by an authentic cascade of Romanesque temples, a total of 22 of which 12 are visitable and have witnessed the history of the city Did you know that according to legend, El Cid was knighted in the church of Santiago de los Caballeros in Zamora?
From these 11th and 12th centuries, the Puerta de Doña Urraca, the Casa del Cid, and the Aceña de Olivares (S.X) are also preserved.
The Romanesque temples are: the Cathedral of Zamora, the Church of Santa María Magdalena, the Church of Santa María de la Horta, the Church of San Claudio de Olivares, the Church of San Esteban, the Church of Santiago del Burgo, the Church of Holy Sepulcher, the Cover of the Church of San Juan de Puerta Nueva, the Church of Santiago el Viejo / Santiago de los Caballeros, the Church of Santa Lucía, the Church of San Antolín, the Church of San Isidoro, the Church of San Pedro and San Ildefonso, the Church of Santo Tomé, the Church of San Vicente, the Church of the Holy Spirit, the Church of San Cebrián or San Cipriano, the Church of Santa María la Nueva, the Ermita de los Remedios, the Church of San Frontis , the Ermita del Carmen del Camino, the Church of San Leonardo and the Church of San Andrés.