The town is the capital of the attractive, natural, enigmatic, and relatively unknown region of Sanabria (Zamora). Land of legends and of magical stories. First of all, Miguel de Cervantes was born here and you can find references to the town in the Quijote.
The town is one of the best conserved I’ve ever seen. It fully respects its architectural ancestry, making use of stones, wood, and black slate. You can find noble palaces with family coat of arms and cute craftwork stores along the main street.
I recommend the medieval festival they celebrate in the middle of August each month. The celebration of that age works perfectly in a town like this. If you can, stop in the city to eat some of their great cuisine. The octopus they serve in this town is up there with the famous Galician octopus. As my dad said, who is a true “Sanabres”: “The people from Sanabria and Galacia are like first cousins.”
It’s true that this town is filled with passion and beauty – the magnificent Sanabria lake is a great example of that.
It is a lively town with a long history, which still preserves the remains of the castle and walls, houses, palaces, old hospitals and Elizabethan theater. The importance of their religious buildings like the Monastery of Santa Clara, with its murals and Sancti Espiritus, with a beautiful Moorish dome need to be especially emphasized. But above it all, do not leave without visiting the church of Santa Maria, which houses a wealth as disconcerting picture of Our Lady of the Fly, and also some surprise like the mysterious and beauty old cover polychrome which is now included inside the building. For cottages in Toro go to: Http :/ / www.Toprural.Com/castilla-y-leon/zamora/casas-rurales-toro_rm-es-49219.htm
Fermoselle is considered the capital of Arribas of the Douro, a beautiful natural park with impressive canyons up to 800 feet high through which the River Douro runs. The river is the natural border between Spain and Portugal. It extends along 100 km, through the lands of the region of Zamora, and the province of Salamanca. Throughout its course you can see several dams, which have been built for hydropower production. On its way through Fermoselle, the Douro passes between rocky hills, vineyards and olive trees, as a Mediterranean microclimate allows cultivation on its terraces. The town is also known as "The balcony of the Duero" for the breathtaking views of the river that its elevated position provides, in the historic center there are several viewpoints (the Torojón, the Rocks, the ravines, or Rampart Street), and inside the old Convent of San Francisco you can find the Interpretation Centre of Arribas.