Botanical and cultural wealth
Montemayor del Río
Boasting a strategic location in the south of the province of Salamanca, between the Sierra de Béjar mountains range and Francia Crag, the slender castle stands next to the Silver Trail.
A stopping point on the transhumance trails, its history has been shaped by its geographical location and military might. The Magdalena Bridge and milestones provide proof of an early Roman settlement, whilst the castle was built by the Christians.
The microclimate around the River Cuerpo de Hombre has made this a site of immense botanical wealth, bringing prosperity to the town. Indeed, it is known as the ‘chestnut town’ due to the outstanding quality and abundance of this fruit.
Montemayor del Río became the seat of a marquisate and the area’s principal town. Today, its economic upturn is the result of the growing interest shown by tourists in exploring this area.