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Top Choice Village in Valle del Ambroz

Granadilla

About 25km west of Hervás, the ghost village of Granadilla is a beguiling reminder of how Extremadura's villages must have looked before modernisation. Founded by the Moors in the 9th century but abandoned in the 19…
Top Choice Extremaduran in Hervás

Nardi

Nardi impresses with rich, classic dishes given a contemporary zing, served in a warm, elegant dining room with wood beams, yellow walls and rustic art. Extremaduran meats, such as solomillo ibérico de bellota (Iber…
Archaeological Site in Valle del Ambroz

Yacimiento Romano de Cáparra

Unearthed in 1929, the fascinating, substantial remains of the once-splendid Roman city of Cáparra mostly date to around the 1st century. Initially favoured for its strategic location on the Vía de la Plata, the cit…
Gallery in Hervás

Museo Pérez Comendador-Leroux

Within an impressive 18th-century mansion, the Museo Pérez Com­endador-Leroux houses works by Hervás-born, 20th-century sculptor Enrique Pérez Comendador and his wife, the French painter Magdalena Leroux. Among 650 …
Area in Hervás

Barrio Judío

Hervás houses Extremadura's best surviving barrio judío (Jewish quarter), whose narrow streets extend down to the river. This neighbourhood thrived until the 1492 expulsion of the Jews, when most families fled to Po…
Spanish in Hervás

La Bodeguita

Beautiful traditional dishes make busy little La Bodeguita an excellent choice for a fuss-free feed in a no-frills setting. Grilled prawns, chorizo tortilla, pulpo a la gallega (Galician-style octopus) and light fre…
Museum in Hervás

Museo de la Moto Clásica

Set in distinctive conical-roofed buildings 200m north of the river, this museum offers great views and an eclectic collection of classic 20th-century European and American motorcycles and cars. It also has horse-dr…
Tapas in Hervás

La Tapería del Convento

This busy bar offers no-frills but extremely tasty dishes at low prices and in huge quantities. You get a decent free tapa with your glass of wine too. Local cheeses and jamón feature heavily, and there are plenty o…