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Basilica in Talavera de la Reina

Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Prado

Talavera’s main church is sometimes dubbed the ‘Sistine Chapel of ceramics’ for its intricate tilework, which showcases the city’s finest azulejos (tiles), many of them painted with religious themes. It sits amid el…
Castle in Oropesa

Castillo de Oropesa

This sturdy 14th-century castle built on older roots looks north across the plains to the mighty Sierra de Gredos. There are five towers, four of which can be climbed to access the ramparts and really appreciate the…
Ceramics in Talavera de la Reina

Cerámica San Agustín

This bright, family-run ceramics shop is very close to the tourist office and is useful if you don't want to carry your shopping bag to the outlets on the western side of town. It has all the classic Talavera design…
Museum in Talavera de la Reina

Museo Ruiz de Luna

Within the old city walls, this museum housed in an old convent displays classic Talavera ceramics from the distinctive blue-and-white 16th-century designs to more sophisticated and colourful 20th-century renditions…