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Free Tour of Granadilla "Origin, history and eviction"

Duration: 1h and 15min
Languages: Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on February 15, 2022

My name is Ana, I graduated in Art History, I have also completed a Higher Degree in Guide, Information and Tourist Assistance, all this has led me to be a Tourist Guide, a profession that I love and that gives me the opportunity to teach, disseminate and learn about the heritage and environment that surrounds us. I invite you to come with me and enjoy the north of Extremadura. I will tell you the stories, anecdotes and curiosities of Hervás and Granadilla.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
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Tour description

Discover the history of this medieval town with us. Did you know that King Alfonso XIII stopped at the hundred-year-old tree at its entrance before continuing his journey to Las Hurdes? Granadilla, is a town that had to be uninhabited in the 50s due to the construction of the Gabriel y Galán Reservoir . Do you want to discover what happened to its inhabitants? Book this Free Tour with us and we will tell you.

We will enter Granadilla, to visit all its streets, which have remained anchored in time. Located in a unique enclave, it is nestled in one of the peninsulas of the reservoir, an environment surrounded by water and nature that makes Granadilla a unique place.
We walk through its streets until we reach the Plaza Mayor, where
find the most important buildings in the city, such as the
Town Hall, Casa Cuartel, Casa de las Conchas
... from there we will continue to the Puerta de Coria , another of the gates of the wall that this town has, we will enjoy a town that has been frozen in time, we will go up to the wall to enjoy of the views offered by the Gabriel y Galán Reservoir.

Did you know that the Granadilla wall is the third best preserved in Spain? From there we will walk to the Parish Church of the Assumption and to end this tour, we will enjoy the views offered by the jewel of Granadilla, its castle built by the Duke of Alba , from its highest part we can see the peak of La Peña of France, as well as having a spectacular setting at our feet.

* In compliance with Decree 37/2015 of the Autonomous Community of Extremadura, the guide is obliged to set a price for this service. The price is one euro per attendee*

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  • Meeting point:
    Pl. Mayor, 8, 10710 Granadilla, Cácer...
    Pl. Mayor, 8, 10710 Granadilla, Cáceres, Spain
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    The meeting point will be the Elm entrance to the Medieval Villa of Granadilla. Look for me, I'll wait for you there, I'll have a card with my name on it.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

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Linde 25 Apr 2024
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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
The tour guide was very friendly and knew a lot about the village. She knew the answer to every question we had and showed us a lot of beautiful places
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Does not accept large group reservations.
Pets
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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