"Frontier town with 12th century walls" Ciudad-Rodrigo by angiebabe

Ciudad-Rodrigo Travel Guide: 24 reviews and 60 photos

walk the circuit of the impressive walls

Ciudad Rodrigo was a crucial border town during the Peninsular Wars but fell to the French in 1810 but taken by the British in 1812 with the Duke of Wellington at the lead.
The impressive 12th century walls, with 17th century additions, of the entire old town can be walked around with excellent views across into Portugal and over the Roman bridge below.

villa open for visiting and exhibition

Streets full of preserved renaissance mansions

Roam the streets for interesting architecture, particularly numerous renaissance mansions and the 3 most impressive recommended to look for the Palacio de los Castros, the Palacio Alba de Yeltes and the Palacio de Moctezuma - which is now the towns Casa Municipal de la Cultura. Head for the main square the plaza Mayor.
Also check out the castillo - which is now one of the specially restored for the government run hotel chain of Paradors. There didnt seem to be any hesitation to let keen tourists to roam around and check out the lavishness - and use the toliet facilities!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Cobble stoned history with impressive architecture and views from the intact high town walls, overlooking the a bit more roman remains ie the roman bridge crossing the river Agueda
  • In a nutshell:Interesting visit to a town with historical defense significance
  • Last visit to Ciudad-Rodrigo: Oct 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Jun 19, 2009 at 7:45 PM

    A very beautiful city thats abounds with lots of charm. The walls that surround the town are impressive. Nice page!

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Feb 15, 2009 at 7:45 AM

    You have some beautiful photos of Ciudad-Rodrigo here, especially that view of the river from the fortress walls! I like towns like this - my wife and I actually once stayed overnight in nearby Guarda, Portugal!

  • Doctor38's Profile Photo
    Oct 29, 2007 at 1:12 AM

    Nice pictures, Thanks for sharing

  • Jenniflower's Profile Photo
    Aug 4, 2007 at 3:47 AM

    LOvely pics as usual Angie, thanks for a lovely glimpse here :)

  • benazer's Profile Photo
    Jun 12, 2007 at 3:30 PM

    Thanks for appearing at my homepage,it was a surprise to get your message,you have great pages and I always enjoy browsing..see you again soon hopefully..

  • Jun 3, 2007 at 3:20 PM

    Some more nice photos and interesting looking town to visit!


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