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Castilian in Zamora

El Rincón de Antonio

A fine place offering tapas in the bar (including 17 different cheese raciones from the Zamora area), as well as sit-down meals in a classy dining area. There's a range of tasting menus in the restaurant, where dish…
Religious in Zamora

Semana Santa

If you're in Spain during Holy Week (the week before Easter), make your way to Zamora, a town made famous for its elaborate celebrations. It's one of the most evocative places in the country to view the hooded proce…
Cathedral in Zamora

Catedral

Zamora's largely Romanesque cathedral features a square tower, an unusual, Byzantine-style dome surrounded by turrets, and the ornate Puerta del Obispo. The star attraction is the Museo Catedralicio, which features …
Museum in Zamora

Museo Etnográfico

This excellent museum is a window onto the cultural history of Castilla y León, with everything from artefacts from everyday life down through the ages to sections on local legends and fiestas. It also has a dynamic…
Food in Zamora

La Despensa

Unlike other food shops in this stretch of street west of the Plaza Mayor, La Despensa is a delicatessen that focuses on jamón and other cured meats – if you're planning a picnic, make sure you take along some jamón…
Castilian in Zamora

La Rua

Devoted to down-home Zamora cooking, this central place is a good place to try arroz a la zamorana (rice with pork and ham or chorizo), although you'll usually need two people ordering for staff to make it. It is so…
Museum in Zamora

Museo de Semana Santa

This museum will initiate you into the weird and wonderful rites of Easter, Spanish-style. It showcases the carved and painted pasos (figures) that are paraded around town during the colourful processions. The hoode…
Church in Zamora

Iglesia de la Magdalena

The southern doorway of this church, set along the main thoroughfare through the old town, is considered the city's finest for its preponderance of floral motifs. The interior has the austere simplicity so typical o…
Tapas in Zamora

De Picoteo

Tucked away down a quiet back street in the old town, De Picoteo includes a fine arroz a la zamorano as part of its daily menú del día (€12), as well as some excellent and well-priced tapas and friendly service.
Bar in Zamora

Ocellum

Not many of the bars around Zamora's Plaza Mayor stand out, but Ocellum has a good range of cocktails and suitably comfortable chairs to enjoy them in. In summer, there's a fine outdoor terraza.