San Martín del Castañar and Versos Microbodega

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The villages of Sierra de Francia’s are quite a micro region for wine, and if there is one thing I love to do while on the road, that’s visit vineyards . . . and breweries . . . and distilleries . . . and, you get the idea. On this visit to the Sierra’s I …

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A Visit to Monasterio de Piedra Natural Park

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What you need to know about Monasterio de Piedra

I wasn’t really sure of what to expect when visiting the Monasterio de Piedra, I had never heard of it as a must-see destination in Spain, I was just told it is a nice place to see some waterfalls. However, it swiftly turned into the highlight of my trip through Zaragoza and the Aragon region …

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La Peña de Francia – A mountaintop Monastery

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La Pena de Francia Monastery near Salamanca

Arriving in La Sierra de Francia’s Leaving Ciudad Rodrigo behind we passed through the small village of Serradilla del Arroyo before heading into the mountains. The nice manicured tarmac turned into a winding mountain road, often narrowing to a single lane with steep drops off the edge. The views were spectacular, the pointed mountain tops …

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