Top things to do

Top Choice Museum in Sierra de la Culebra

Centro de Lobo Ibérico de Castilla y León

This excellent interpretation centre devoted to the Iberian wolf opened in late 2015. Built in the form of a traditional, circular corral used by local farmers to protect their livestock from wolves, the centre has …
Top Choice Castilian in Puebla de Sanabria

Posada Real La Cartería

The local obsession with wild mushrooms (setas and boletus) and trucha (trout) – caught in the river below the village – is alive and well here. Otherwise, it's an atmospheric choice in one of the village's most cha…
Spanish in Sierra de la Culebra

La Enredadera

What a find! In the otherwise-nondescript village of Ferreras de Arriba, close to some of the best wolf-watching spots, La Enredadera looks for all the world like a cool urban cafe. The food is thoughtfully presente…
Church in Around Zamora

San Pedro de la Nave

This lonely 7th-century church, about 24km northwest of Zamora, is a rare and outstanding example of Visigoth church architecture, with blended Celtic, Germanic and Byzantine elements. Of special note are the intric…
Castle in Puebla de Sanabria

Castillo

Crowning the village's high point and dominating its skyline for kilometres around, the castle has some interesting displays on local history, flora and fauna; a slide show about the culture and history of the villa…
Square in Puebla de Sanabria

Plaza Mayor

At the top of the village, this striking town square is surrounded by some fine historical buildings. The 17th-century ayuntamiento (town hall) has a lovely arched facade and faces across the square to Iglesia de Nu…
Castilian in Puebla de Sanabria

La Posada de Puebla de Sanabria

This excellent restaurant right on Plaza Mayor has a white-tableclothed elegance and serves up local steaks and the wild mushrooms for which this region is famed. When the two are mixed, such as in the tenera estofa…
Spanish in Puebla de Sanabria

Posada Real de las Misas

With a small outdoor terrace and an intimate interior dining room with white tablecloths, this excellent place serves up assured local specialties – we particularly enjoyed the solomillo de ciervo con crema de eduli…
Cultural in Sierra de la Culebra

Festival Territorio Lobo

This fun festival features live music, great local food, presentations about the Iberian wolf and excursions into the sierra.
Sandwiches in Puebla de Sanabria

Sidrería La Guaja

The food's nothing special here – think burgers, sandwiches, bocadillos and the like – but there's a lot to be said for taking up a seat on the outdoor terrace when the weather's fine, nursing a sidra (alcoholic cid…