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Top Choice Square in Medinaceli

Plaza Mayor

The partly colonnaded Plaza Mayor is a lovely centrepiece to the village and one of Castilla y León's prettiest. The oldest remaining building is the 16th-century Alhónidga, which is the only building on the square …
Monastery in South of Soria

Santa María de la Huerta

This wonderful Cistercian monastery was founded in 1162, expropriated in 1835, then restored to the order in 1930; 20 Cistercians are now in residence. Before entering the monastery, note the church's impressive 12t…
Castilian in Medinaceli

Asador de la Villa El Granero

This well-signposted place, with a shop selling local food products at the front, is thought by many to be Medinaceli's best restaurant. The setas de campo (wild mushrooms) are something of a local speciality, thoug…
Ruins in Medinaceli

Arco Romano

Watching over the entrance to the town and visible on the approach, Medinaceli's 1st-century-AD Arco Romano (Roman triumphal arch) is one of the best preserved in Spain. It's also the only one in the country to boas…
Church in Almazán

Iglesia de San Miguel

The 13th-century Romanesque Iglesia de San Miguel sports an unusual, octagonal cupola–bell tower that reveals Mudéjar influences and a lovely circular apse. Inside is a bas-relief depicting the killing of Thomas á B…
Palace in Medinaceli

Palacio Ducal

This largely 17th-century palace overlooks the Plaza Mayor, and hosts regular high-quality exhibitions of contemporary art in rooms arrayed around the stunning two-storey Renaissance courtyard. In one of the rooms i…
Spanish in Medinaceli

El Aljibe

El Aljibe varies a little from the Medinaceli norm with a bright, contemporary dining area and occasional subtle twists on traditional dishes – we especially enjoyed the secreto ibérico con miel y mostaza (Iberian p…
Gate in Medinaceli

Puerta Árabe

Although modified down through the centuries, this gate on the west side of the village first served as one of four entrances to the settlement in Roman times and was an important gate during the era of Muslim occup…
Spanish in Medinaceli

La Bavieca

One of Medinaceli's more creative kitchens, La Bavieca does traditional specialities like lamb chops, but also a lovely pork-sirloin hamburger. For starters, why not try the quail eggs with truffles and wild mushroo…
Spanish in Medinaceli

La Ceramica

An intimate yet informal dining experience, La Ceramica serves excellent local specialities such as migas del pastor (shepherd's breadcrumbs) or ensalada de codorniz (quail salad), as well as the usual meats.