This monument of Romanesque in the heart of Zamora´s main square is an extraordinary sight. Merlú monument is a tribute to the couple of congregants of the Brotherhood of Jesus of Nazareth whose work involves gathering the other brothers to start the procession. Announcements are made through the touch of a drum and a muted bugle. There are a total of 6 pairs that, hours before 5 am on Friday, walk around the different neighborhoods of the city in order to gather in the main square the more than 4,900 brothers that make up the fraternity.
Located behind the Parador find this small church was built over an ancient temple of the eleventh century. It is one of the oldest buildings in Zamora, and it is not for worhshiping, which is why it is closed to the public. It is worth going to visit because it has a special charm and colors of the rocks.
From north to south, the tour called "Domes Douro" begins in the beautiful city of Toro, then you go to Zamora, which is also worthy of a visit, then you get to Salamanca, which really is a gem, and finally, perhaps the most humble of all the stops on the journey, but no less important, is the city of Plasencia. Along with Salamanca, it has 2 cathedrals and a beautiful dome called Torre del Melon. It's a cultural and gastronomic tour that's worth a try.
This small hermitage is located on the outskirts of town, on the road going towards Portugal, next to the cemetery. It was built in the thirteenth century, in a Romanesque style, during a time when there was a door from the main chapel going directly to the cemetery. It also has a nice bell. Next to the site there are several stone crosses that were part of an ancient Viacrucis.
Besides three chapels, Fermoselle has two churches: Nuestra Señora de la Asunción, in the Plaza Mayor, and Santa Colomba, in the upper area of the town (known as "Alto de Santa Colomba"). It is Romanesque, 12th century, with a Latin cross. Built in stone, it has two facades, one on the Plaza de Santa Colomba and one on the street José Antonio (in the latter there's a belfry, from which hangs a single bell). But the most striking is that of the square, because of the three-part tower that bisects the main facade: In the first part is the cover, which is accessed via a staircase, in the third part is a clock with a white marble sculpture depicting the "Blessed Christ of Santa Colomba". The tower is topped by a wrought iron campanile. Inside is the Christ of Calvary, XI century Romanesque, made of wood, which is considered the most important artistic treasure of the town.
This church is located in Loch Street, which links the Market Gate with Sliding Door. It was built in the XII century in Romanesque style. Then it was rebuilt twice, once in the sixteenth century and then again in the late eighteenth century. Since the medieval times, it has only had the bottom part of the tower. The façade combines stone and brick, but apparently there is nothing to highlight, since it is nicer inside, though not enough. It has three naves with chapels paths in the header, and choir loft at the feet, where the body. The main altarpiece is wonderful, formed by four streets and five bodies and conducted by Berruguete school. At the top of the main street is the sculpture of Calvary, under which is the bas-relief of Christ's burial, the titular saint in a niche, and finally the Tabernacle. Twelve oil paintings from the times of the Renaissance are on the wall. These paintings depict scenes of the Passion and of the life of Christ, and of the Annunciation of the Virgin, as well as the statues of the Evangelists in the lower frieze. It also houses two marble columns from the X century, the first resettlement Toro Mozarabic under King Alfonso III. Although it is a very interesting church to visit, your only chance to go in is during services. There is Mass on Sundays at 12pm and 13h, and from Monday to Saturday at 20pm.
The Santa Catalina Church is on the street of the same name, near the Puerta de Santa Catalina and the La Torre Theatre. The truth is that it's practically in ruins, it burned down in 1955, and it's now being rebuilt with funds from the Council at the request of the Pro Holy Week Association, since it's the headquarters of the Brotherhood of Jesus of Nazareth and the Animas de la Campanilla. The church used to house the processions of the Brotherhood. It is made of brick and stone, with a belfry, and a facade that was preceded by a portico.
The Church of Our Lady of Azogue is a Romanesque church, situated at the top of Puebla de Sanabria, next to the castle. It has managed to retain its Romanesque walls from the nave and two covers that are placed on them, all the result of the second half of the 12th Century. The southern gate is situated under a porch located between the tower and the south transept. It is made up of three semicircular archivolts. The other door, to the West, is formed by four pointed archivolts. The hand columns and statues attached to them are also worth mentioning. They are made out of stone slate, while the rest is made of granite. On the key there is a head of a bearded gentleman. Without a doubt an interesting place to visit in Puebla de Sanabria.