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Viandar de la Vera

Viandar de la Vera
municipality
Country Spain
Autonomous community Extremadura
Province Cáceres
Municipality Viandar de la Vera
Area
 • Total 28 km2 (11 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 279
 • Density 10.0/km2 (26/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website http://www.viandardelavera.com

Viandar de la Vera is a small location in Spain, located in the region of Extremadura, Caceres. The closest towns to Viandar de la Vera are Jarandilla de la Vera, which is 11 km away from Viandar de la Vera, and Talaveruela de la Vera. Viandar de la Vera situated is 160 km from Madrid. Its population is of approximately 306 people, which is a higher number compared to 2006.

History

The town was one of the first to separate from Señorio de Valverde in 1642. Some important historical celebrations from this town are Paseo de nuestra señora, which happens on the first Sunday of October.

Typical food

This region in known mostly by its “pimenton” which is a typical Spanish spice. This spice is red and it comes from peppers, the Pimenton de la Vera is used in a wide variety of Spanish plates. However, Viandar de la Vera is known mostly for its production of cheese, and sweets like “Perrunillas”, “Huesecillos”, “Pestinos”.

Tourism

There are few monuments and tourist attraction places in Viandar de la Vera. The few places to go visit can be: Ruins of Castro Celtibérico. The Iglesia Parroquial de San Andres Apostol, which is the smallest church in town, and inside you, can find a few conserved sculptures from different ages in time. Another place to go visit would be the Casa Parroquial, which has a great Crucifix, made of Ivory from the Philippines. Another important thing to see is the Picota de Viandar, the Picota de viandar is the most significant thing to see because it is the sign of independence of Viandar de la Vera. A “picota” in Spanish is a type of cherry. El Pilon, which is a fountain from the 16th century. Some specific routs that can be taken in this town are the Ruta a cuaterno, Ruta “antiguo camina a castilla”, Ruta “ascensión garganta rio moros”, all these routs can only be taken walking.

Hotels

There are no hotels inside Viandar de la Vera. However, there are a few in Jarandilla de la Vera and in Talaveruela de la Vera. For example, Hotel haldon country, a four star hotel which is 4.2 kilometers away, and Las Cabañas de la Vera, a seven room hotel in a village called Aldeanuela de la Vera, which is inside Jarandilla de la Vera.

References

  • Barco, Cristina. "Visit Viandar De La Ver." Web log post. Web. http://visitaviandar.blogspot.com/.
  • "Las Cabañas De La Vera hotel Aldeanueva de la Vera | Low rates. No booking fees." Google Maps World Gazetteer | maplandia.com. Web. 16 Nov. 2009. http://www.maplandia.com/spain/extremadura/caceres/aldeanueva-de-la-vera/hotels/las-cabanas-de-la-vera/.
  • "City (town): Viandar De La Vera: map, population, location." TipTopGlobe.com - Dogs, cats, travelling, forum, games online, cars, smiles, colouring books, avatars, userbars. Web. 16 Nov. 2009. http://www.tiptopglobe.com/city-map/spain/viandar-de-la-vera-population-location-town>.
  • Viandar de la Vera - Sierra de Gredos - Caceres. Web. 16 Nov. 2009. http://www.viandardelavera.com/Entorno/FadeCallejero.html.
  • File: http://www.dimehoteles.com/Imagenes/mapasituacion-Caceres-699.gif

Coordinates: 40°07′N 5°32′W / 40.117°N 5.533°W / 40.117; -5.533

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