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Alba de Tormes


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Monuments and legends

Located 22 km from Salamanca on the motorway from Avila to Madrid, it belonged in the fifteenth century to the Dukes of Alba. It is embedded on a fertile plain with the Tormes at its feet. It still preserves notable monuments, but is now only a pale reflection of what it once was.

It maintains the remains of the fortress palace of the dukes, destroyed by the French in the War of Independence. The Church of San Juan founded in the 12th century, that of San Miguel, with a lateral nave from the thirteenth century, the Church of San Pedro, that of Santiago, with an elegant Mudejar coffered ceiling. The Plaza Mayor is a beautiful example of a Castilian arcaded square.

The medieval bridge above the river has 22 arches. One is the "eye of the seven brothers," a name apparently derived from the theory that at this point of the river and under this arch of the bridge seven people were drowned, one after the other, in search of a barbel. Curious legend.
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Alba de tormes: on the banks of the tormes

. Salamantino town where St. Teresa of Jesus founded the Order of Carmelites and passed away in 1582 where countless churches Among its highlights: Mothers Carmelite Convent of the Annunciation (where is his grave). Basilica of Sta. Teresa nineteenth century (unfinished). Castle of the Dukes of Alba and Medieval Bridge.

Alba de tormes: a orillas del tormes

Pueblo Salamantino donde Sta. Teresa de Jesús fundo la Orden de las Carmelitas y lugar donde falleció en 1582.

Entre sus innumerables iglesias a destacar: Convento de Madres Carmelitas de la Anunciación (donde se encuentra su sepulcro). Basílica de Sta. Teresa del siglo XIX (inacabada). Castillo de los Duques de Alba y Puente Medieval.
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The historical origin of the town of ...

The historical origin of the town of Alba de Tormes is uncertain, there is evidence for prehistoric side and on the other to a population center of Roman times under the name of Alcala. The only reference of its antiquity is of Roman times and in their vicinity, recognizing the Roman road to the tenth century Salamanca.En are references of the population, by the establishment of Christian-Muslim populations. One of the most important of the town has been without doubt, Santa Teresa de Jesus. The festivities are dedicated to this saint, began on October 14 and end on 22. There are religious ceremonies and processions in honor of Saint Teresa, also offers cages, running and popular festivals. The castle of the House of Alba XV century. The castle-palace had cutro towers, Torre del Rey, Archbishop Tower, Tower Guarropa and Keep. After Independence Guerre retained only the keep. The pictorial decoration of the tower is 1570 approx.

El origen histórico de la villa de Alba de Tormes es incierto, por un lado hay indicios prehistóricos y por otro a un núcleo de población de época romana con el nombre de Alcala. La única referencia de su antigüedad es de época romana ya que en sus proximidades, se reconoce la calzada romana a Salamanca.En el siglo X aparecen referencias de la población, por el establecimiento de poblaciones entre cristianos y musulmanes. Uno de los personajes más importantes de la villa ha sido sin duda, Santa Teresa de Jesús.

Las fiestas patronales están dedicadas a esta Santa, comienzan el 14 de octubre y finalizan el 22. Hay actos religiosos y procesiones en honor a Santa Teresa, ofrece también encierros, corridas y verbenas populares.

El castillo de la casa de Alba data del siglo XV. El castillo-palacio tenía cutro torres, Torre del Rey, Torre del Arzobispo, Torre Guarropa y Torre del Homenaje. Tras la Guerre de la Independencia tan sólo se conserva la Torre del Homenaje. La decoración pictorica del torreón es de 1570 aprox.
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Bridge over the tormes

Bridge over the River Tormes Alba passing through, nice town about 19 km from Salamanca.Ademas to enjoy these views are interesting places to miss it if you visit visitar.No Salamanca.

Puente sobre el tormes

Puente sobre el rio Tormes a su paso por Alba,bonita poblacion a unos 19 km de Salamanca.Ademas de disfrutar de estas vistas hay interesantes lugares para visitar.No perderselo si se visita Salamanca.
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A walk along the left bank of the Tormes, full of charm and feelings ...

Lleno de encanto

Un paseo por la margen izquierda del Tormes, lleno de encanto y sensaciones...
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