One of the most important monuments of the city is the tower. It was built in the eighteenth century above the gates of the market, which is the main entrance to the first walled city of Toro. It was designed by an architect named Antonio Valentin Mazarrasa and Torres, and it was built in ashlar limestone, with square base and four tall bodies, in Baroque style. They have obviously given it that name because it shelters the town clock. As an interesting fact, there is a legend that says that the mortar was mixed with wine, because at that time it abounded more than water in the city. Through the arch under the tower there communicates the Plaza de Santa Marina Street Market Gate (which leads directly to the Plaza Mayor and the Collegiate).
Of the original wall around Fermoselle, only an archway remains today which would have been one of the gateways into the town. It is a pointed arch in between Calle Requejo and Calle General Sanjurjo, in the historical center. Right on the corner, where two streets branch off, is one of the oldest houses in the village, from the Middle Ages. On its ground floor there are two arches, and a sheltered corridor at the top.
This monastery is located next to the Church of Santa Maria de Arbás, and occupies the entire block between the Calle Arbás and Calle Monjas Sofias. It is a convent of Premonstratensian order nuns, and it also has a small guesthouse retreat. The current building, built in the sixteenth century, is on a site donated by Queen Maria de Molina. The highlight is a high brick built tower. It has two covers, the church's is formed by a pointed arch, and the convent's by an arch. Inside the complex there is a patio called "de la Cisterna" (the cistern) because a cistern was used to collect rainwater.
Toro, a small village charming for both its wines and its gastronomy ... It also has some good scenery. The wines are of extraordinary quality and they are internationally famous and ... The recommended dates to visit are in spring and summer seasons ...
We're privileged to live and work as the caretakers in this emblematic building in the city of Toro, which is what allows me to have access to the views from the patio within. I also invite you to stop by if you pass by here. Cheers.