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Elevation profile Cycle Tour Atlantic cost route - part Spain and Portugal

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Total distance in km

795

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Cumulative elevation gain in m

7.560

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Avg. slope uphill in %

0,95

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Cumulative elevation loss in m

8.174

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5.350

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Track points per km (avg)

7

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Start/endpoint

Start location

Zamora, Castilla y León, ES (643 m NHN)

End location

Sagres, PT (29 m NHN)

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ES-49004 Zamora

 

Old town

Catedral de Zamora
Conjunto de Puerta de Olivares y Casa del Cid
Castillo de Zamora
Zamora Cathedral

Zamora ( [θamo'ɾa]) is a city in Castile and León, Spain, the capital of the province of Zamora. It lies on a rocky hill in the northwest, near the frontier with Portugal and crossed by the Duero river, which is some 50 km downstream as it reaches the Portuguese frontier. With its 24 characteristic Romanesque style churches of the 12th and 13th centuries it has been called a "museum of Romanesque art". Zamora is the city with the most Romanesque churches in all of Europe. The most important celebration in Zamora is the Holy Week in Zamora.

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0 km
0,6 km
655 m

 

ES-49024 Zamora

 

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65 km
0,2 km
809 m

ES-37001 Salamanca

 

Heritage building(s)/World heritage site

Vista de la ciudad Salamanca desde el parador de turismo
Catedral Nueva de la Asunción de la Virgen
Plaza Mayor, Salamanca
Palacio Salinas

Salamanca is a city in northwestern Spain, the capital of the Province of Salamanca in the community of Castile and León. Its Old City was declared aUNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988.

Sightseeing in the city, many of them within the «Old quarter», are:

Squares and public spaces

  • La Plaza Mayor: of Baroque style, designed by architects Alberto and Nicolás Churriguera is the most important of public spaces and the heart of the city.
  • Campo de San Francisco: First public garden in the city on grounds of the former convent of San Francisco Real.
  • Huerto de Calixto y Melibea: Garden near to the cathedrals where, some say, lies the plot of the novel La Celestina by Fernando de Rojas. Besides it are remains of the Roman Walls.
  • Plaza del Corrillo: Small square adjacent to the Plaza Mayor. On the left is the Romanesque church of San Martín and the right a series of houses with porches formed by columns of stone completed in pads representing the days of the week (a moon for the Monday, a Mars for Tuesday, etc.).

Religious buildings

  • Capilla de la Vera Cruz: Baroque church with Renaissance facade, headquarters of the five hundred year old Brotherhood of the Vera Cruz of Salamanca. It houses countless works of art.
  • Cathedrals: Salamanca has two cathedrals, the Old Cathedral, of the 12th century and of Romanesque style, and the New Cathedral, much larger, built in 16th century of Gothic style and completed in 18th century. The place where they both join is known as Patio Chico and is one of the most charming corners of the city.
  • La Clerecía: currently houses the Pontifical University. Building started in 1617 and was completed 150 years later as the Colegio Real del Espíritu Santo, of the Society of Jesus. The style is Baroque. It difference the school, with an interesting cloister and the church, with an impressive facade of three bodies, two twin towers of 50 meters high and a huge dome. The Clerecía name is because it belonged to the Real Clerecía de San Marcos after the expulsion of the Jesuits.
  • Colegio de Calatrava : Built in 18th century, by initiative of the Order of Calatrava, now houses the Casa de la Iglesia.
  • Convento de las Agustinas e Iglesia de la Purísima: In the church is a painting of the Immaculate Conception painted by Jusepe de Ribera. It is the only construction of totally Italian space and decor in Spain.
  • Convento de las Dueñas (15th century): Highlights the irregular Renaissance cloister.
  • Convento de las Isabeles
  • Convento de San Antonio el Real (1736): of Baroque style, its remains were divided between the Lyceum Theatre and a store where it can visit.
  • Convento de San Esteban, of the Dominican friars (16th century): the plateresque facade, with its shape of an arc of triumph, is a jewel of the Salamancan Renaissance. Impressive Baroque altarpiece by José Benito Churrriguera. Also noteworthy is the Cloister of the Kings, Renaissance.
  • Convento de la Anunciación (Calle de las Úrsulas): Founded by the Archbishop Fonseca in 1512. Stresses the exterior apse of Gothic style. In the inside, the Baroque altarpiece and the tomb of the founder, Renaissance, work by Beto.
  • Convento de la Trinidad: Former Palacio de Montellano adapted in 16th century to host a Trinitarian friary.
  • Monasterio de Nuestra Señora de la Victoria, of the monks of the Order of St. Jerome, completed in 1513, almost destroyed by the French in the early 19th century, the Peninsular War, is now integrated into the manufacturing facilities of the 19th century, of the Grupo Mirat.
  • Ermita de Nuestra Señora de la Misericordia (16th-17th centuries): small Baroque chapel which was begun in 1389 in the Plaza de San Cristobal. Currently very damaged, is a printing, while its bell-gable decorates the church of the Pizarrales neighborhood.
  • Antigua Iglesia de las Bernardas work by Rodrigo Gil de Hontañón. Prototype of the Salamancan churches of the 16th century. Stresses the shell-shaped head. Today it is within the Colegio de San José de Calasanz.
  • Iglesia del Carmen de Abajo: Chapel of the Third Order Carmelites, incorporated in the Friary of San Andrés. It is the only remnant of that friary, which disappeared in 19th century.
  • Iglesia de San Benito: Gothic church built under the patronage of Alonso II de Fonseca, pantheon of the Maldonado family.
  • Iglesia de San Julián: Romanesque church subsequently restored.
  • Iglesia de San Marcos: Romanesque church near the path which ran the North walls of the city. Outside circular plant has three naves and apses inside.
  • Iglesia de San Martín: Romanesque church with Gothic reforms, Renaissance and Baroque, attached to the Plaza Mayor.
  • Iglesia de San Pablo: Baroque church belonging to the former convent of the Trinitarians, houses the image of Jesus Rescued, much venerated in the city. Parish hosts, governed by the Diocesan Laborer Priests.
  • Iglesia de Santo Tomás Cantuariense: Romanesque church founded in honor of St. Thomas, Archbishop of Canterbury in 1175, just five years after his death and two after his canonization. It has three apses and a nave with a wooden roof. Form Parish along with St. Paul, governed by the Diocesan Laborer Priests.

University buildings

  • University: Set of buildings that made up the former University of Salamanca, including the Escuelas Mayores, the Escuelas Menores and the Hospital de Estudio (current rectorate). These buildings are situated around the square known as Patio de Escuelas. In this same square is the home of Dr. Álvarez Abarca or of the Doctors of the Queen (15th century), whose facade is Gothic with Renaissance details and is now the Museum of Salamanca.
  • Casa-museo de Unamuno (18th century): former home of the rectors of the university. It preserved as in its time it had Miguel de Unamuno when he took this position.
  • Colegio Mayor de Santiago el Zebedeo, also called "of the Archbishop Fonseca" or "of the Irish" (16th century).
  • Colegio de San Ambrosio (1719): Is currently General Archive of the Spanish Civil War. Houses documents and items seized by the national troops and their allies during and at the end of the Spanish Civil War. While over the entire postwar its basic objective was to preserve the information related to organizations and peoples potentially opposing the Franco regime, and therefore use this information for repressive, since the return of democracy this building would become one of the most important archives that existed in Spain to investigate the historical period of the Second Republic. Many of the documents and objects that still remain in the archive are related to the Freemasonry, including several furniture that has been rebuilt a Masonic Lodge.
  • Colegio Trilingüe: founded in 1554 to the teaching of Latin, Greek and Hebrew. It also preserves part of the original courtyard, remade in 1829, in the Faculty of Physics.
  • Palacio de Anaya was the last headquarters of the Colegio Mayor de San Bartolomé or Colegio de Anaya founded in 15th century by Don Diego de Anaya, abolished in the early 19th century. Today is the faculty of philology. Next to the building is the Iglesia of San Sebastian, former chapel of the college and the Inn, work by Joaquín de Churriguera.
  • Colegio Santa Cruz de Cañizares (16th c.): Music Conservatory. Of it only remains the old chapel, now incorporated into the assembly hall of the conservatory, and the main facade, of plateresque style.
  • Colegio de San Pelayo: founded in the mid 16th century. Since 1990 home to the Faculty of Geography and History.

Palaces and palatial houses

  • Casa de las Conchas: built in the late 15th century. of Gothic civil style, its facade is decorated with about 350 shells of scallops, distinctive of the Order of Santiago. Also important are the bars Gothic windows. It currently houses a public library.
  • Casa de Don Diego Maldonado: 16th century Plateresque palace. It houses the Hispanic-Brazilian Cultural Foundation and the Centre for Brazilian Studies at the University of Salamanca.
  • Casa de Doña María la Brava: 15th century Gothic building, prototype of the noble mansions of the time. Its owner, María Rodríguez de Monroy was the head of one of the two sides in that split the city in the 15th century. Beheaded the murderers of her children. It is located in the Plaza de los Bandos.
  • Casa Lis: Art Nouveau palace of 1905 with iron facade. Built on the walls. It houses the Collections of Art Nouveau and Art Deco donated by Manuel Ramos Andrade.
  • Casa de las Muertes (early 16th century), built by Juan de Álava and named such for the skulls that decorate the facade.
  • Casa del Regidor Ovalle (18th century): The Spanish writer Miguel de Unamuno died here.
  • Casa de Santa Teresa (16th century): The saint Teresa of Ávila stayed here when she visited Salamanca in 1570 to found a convent and here she wrote the poem Vivo sin vivir en mí.
  • Casa de la Tierra (15th century): doorway with arched, Gothic window tracery. Headquarters of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Salamanca.
  • Casa de las Viejas (17th century): old workhouse for poor, now the headquarters of the Regional Film Archive of Castile and León. Permanent exhibition of equipment related to cinema and its history, owned by Salamancan filmmaker Basilio Martín Patino.
  • Fonda Veracruz : courtyard with wooden galleries in form of dead-end street. Currently catering school.
  • Arias Corvelle Palace (15th century): sgraffito facade very similar to that of San Boal. It houses the School of Fine and Performing Arts of San Eloy.
  • Castellanos Palace (15th-16th centuries): The Palace of the Marquises of Castellanos construction began in the late 15th century, although the facade dates from the late 19th due which combines Gothic and Neoclassical styles. With a powerful Gothic interior courtyard, this building now serves as a hotel.
  • Garci Grande Palace (16th c.): Renaissance doorway and chamfered corner windows unique in the city. Head Office of the Savings Bank (Caja Duero).
  • Monterrey Palace: was built in the 16th century and is of plateresque style. Belongs to the House of Alba and highlight its towers and chimneys. Only it built one of the four parts that composed all designed initially.
  • Orellana Palace (16th c.): building of classical architecture with Mannerist influence. The courtyard in L shape and the ladder.
  • Rodríguez de Figueroa Palace (1545): has interesting facades at the streets Concejo and Zamora and interior courtyard. Today the Salamanca Casino.
  • La Salina Palace (1546): Renaissance, work by Rodrigo Gil de Hontañón. Since 1884 is the headquarters of the Provincial Diputation.
  • San Boal Palace (15th c.): facade decorated with sgraffitos. Was School of Commerce and later Faculty of Business. Since 1999 is Hispanic-Japanese Cultural Center of the University of Salamanca. In the same square is the Iglesia de San Boal (17th c.).
  • Solís Palace (15th c.): In this palace were married Philip II of Spain and Maria Manuela of Portugal in 1543. Today it houses the Telefónica.
  • Tower del Aire: is all that remains of the Palace of the dukes of Fermoselle, built in the 15th century. It has beautiful Gothic windows. It is currently a student residence.
  • Tower del Clavero (15th c.): remains of a palace, apparently built by Francisco de Sotomayor, Clavero Staff of the Order of Alcántara, about 1470 . The lower part is quadrangular, while the upper is octagonal adorned with eight cylindrical turrets.
  • Torreón de los Anaya (15th c.): old manor house of Gothic civil style which highlights the mullioned window and the Patio de Tres Lados. For years it was the seat of Institute of Studies of Latin America and Portugal of the University of Salamanca, also known as Palacio de Abrantes.

Others

  • Central Market (1899–1909). Located in the old Plaza de la Verdura. Made of iron.
  • Roman Bridge of Salamanca. Of its arches, fifteen are Roman of the 1st century AC. Nearby are the Mudéjar Romanesque church of Santiago (modern reconstruction) and the stone bull quoted in Lazarillo de Tormes.

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193 km
0,9 km
362 m

ES-10600 Plasencia

 

Heritage building(s)

La puerta de Berrozanas en Plasencia
Pasaje den el convento de la Encarnación de Plasencia
Tradicional mercado del Martes en la ciudad de Plasencia
Fachada del Ayuntamiento de Plasencia

Plasencia is a walled market city in the province of Cáceres, Extremadura, Western Spain.

Situated on the bank of the Jerte River, Plasencia has a historic quarter that is a consequence of the city's strategic location along the Silver Route, or Ruta de la Plata. Since the 15th century, the noblemen of the region began to move to Plasencia, defining its current appearance.

Main sights

  • The double line of walls, with six gates and 68 towers, dating to 1197. The Keep (or Alcázar) was demolished in 1941.
  • Remains of the Roman aqueduct
  • Las Catedrales, a complex of two cathedrals. In 1189, by request of Alfonso VIII, Plasencia was declared head of dioceses by Pope Clement III and work on a Romanesque Cathedral started shortly after, concluding sometime in the 18th century, by which time fashions had changed and Gothic elements had been added in the forms of pointed arches to the Nave and a rose window to the main South Entrance, while the cloister, on the East side bordering the city walls, was entirely Gothic. In the 15th century the Dioceses decided to build a grand Gothic Cathedral in the same site, demolishing the old cathedral as the new one was being built. Work started in 1498 and by the 16th century, standard Renaissance elements had been added such as the East Entrance and the elaborate Choir Seating, while the local style of the period, Plateresque, is present in the West (main) and the Presbytery Entrances. Work continued until the 18th century, when, with only the Sanctuary and the Transept of the New Cathedral finished, the project was abandoned leaving behind a somewhat odd result, as most of the Nave of the Old Cathedral, its cloister and its unique Octagonal Tower housing the Sala Capitular Chapel is still attached to the New Cathedral, while the new choir, that was supposed to stand along the New Nave, was positioned across the transept.
  • The Museum, near the Cathedral, is home to artworks by Jusepe de Ribera and Luis de Morales.
  • Renaissance Town Hall, in the Plaza Mayor
  • Casa consistorial (16th-18th centuries)
  • Palacio de los marqueses de Mirabel (16th century) with a two-order court
  • Church of San Martín (13th century). It has a nave and two aisles, and a retablo by Luis de Morales (1570).
  • Church and convent of Santo Domingo (St. Dominic, mid-15th century)
  • Church of San Esteban (15th century), with an apse in Gothic style. The high altar is transitional Plateresque-Baroque style.
  • Sanctuary of Virgen del Puerto, some 5 kilometers from the city, begun in the 15th century but finished three centuries later.
  • Monastery of San Jeronimo de Yuste, where emperor Charles V died in 1558, and the castle of Jarandilla de la Vera (15th century). Nature resorts include the Monfrague Natural Park.
  • Canchos de Ramiro y Ladronera Protected Area.

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276 km
1,7 km
442 m

ES-10003 Cáceres

 

Heritage building(s)/World heritage site

Panorámica de la parte antigua de Cáceres tomada desde la torre bujaco
Torre de Bujaco y Arco de la Estrella in Plaza Mayor
Plaza Mayor de Cáceres vista desde la Torre Bujaco

Cáceres (pronounced: [ˈkaθeɾes]) is the capital of the same name province, in the autonomous community of Extremadura, Spain. As of 2009, its population was 91,131 inhabitants. The municipio has a land area of 1,750.33 km², and is the second largest in geographical extension in Spain.

Cáceres was declared a World Heritage City by UNESCO in 1986 because of the city's blend ofRoman, Moorish, Northern Gothic and Italian Renaissance architecture. Thirty towers from the Islamic period still stand in Cáceres, of which the Torre del Bujaco is the most famous.

Main sights

Cathedrals and churches

  • Church and convent of San Pablo (15th century)
  • Convent of la Compañía de Jesus, in Baroque style, today used for art exhibitions
  • Church of Santa María, cathedral built in the 13th century, in Gothic style
  • Iglesia de San Mateo, a 15th century church built on the site of a former mosque
  • Iglesia de San Francisco Javier (18th century), in Baroque style
  • Iglesia de San Juan, large majestic church built between the 13th and 15th century
  • Hermitage of San Antonio Iglesia de Santo Domingo
  • Hermitage de la Paz
  • Church of Santiago

Wall

  • Torre de Bujaco (12th century)
  • Arco de la Estrella (18th century)
  • Torre de Sande (14th-15th centuries)
  • Torre de los Púlpitos
  • Torre de la Hierba
  • Arco de Santa Ana
  • Torre del Horno
  • Torre del Postigo
  • Torre Redonda
  • Torre Desmochada
  • Arco del Cristo
  • Arco del Socorro

Palaces and stately homes

  • Palacio de los Golfines de Arriba
  • Palacio de los Golfines de Abajo. Queen Isabella I of Castile and King Ferdinand I lived here
  • Palacio del Comendador de Alcuescar
  • Palacio-Fortaleza de los Torreorgaz, today a Parador hotel
  • Palacio Episcopal
  • Palacio de Carvajal (15th century). It is now seat of the Patronage Office for Tourism and Handicraft of the province
  • Palacio de Godoy
  • Palacio de Mayoralgo
  • Mansión de los Sande
  • Palacio de las Veletas
  • Palacio de los Cáceres-Ovando
  • Casa del Mono
  • Palacio de los Toledo-Moctezuma
  • Casa del Sol
  • Casa Mudejar
  • Casa de Carvajal y Ulloa

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