Welcome to Talavera de la Reina
Talavera de la Reina, long famous worldwide for its eponymous ceramics, has a laid-back appeal. Despite its size (the city has a larger population than the provincial capital, Toledo) it is little-visited by tourists. Talavera is strikingly located, surrounded by mountains, and divided by the Tajo river. Three bridges connect the two sides of the city, one of which, Puente Romano, dates from Roman times and has been aesthetically restored. Historically the city is famed for being the site of the Battle of Talavera against Napoleon's army in 1809 when the Duke of Wellington successfully expelled the French troops from the city.