Puebla de Sanabria

Puebla de Sanabria



Location: Zamora

Cuevas de Valporquero


Tel. 987 57 64 08

Open: Oct- Dec, Mar: 10am- 5pm Thu- Sun, public holidays

Apr: 10am- 2pm, 3:30pm- pm Thu- Sun, public holidays

May- Sep: 10am- 2pm, 3:30pm- pm daily



Description of Puebla de Sanabria

Puebla de Sanabria (in asturleonés, Puebla de Senabria) is a municipality and Spanish town of the province of Zamora in the autonomous community of Castilla y León. Puebla de Sanabria is a municipality located in the northwest of the province of Zamora, 113 km from the provincial capital, and located in the natural region of Sanabria. The municipal term includes the towns of Puebla, Castellanos, Robledo and Ungilde. The municipality, which has an area of ​​81.39 km², counts according to the municipal register for 2016 of the INE with 1460 inhabitants and a density of 17.94 inhabitants / km². The remarkable level of conservation of its landscape and environmental heritage stands out, with characteristics similar to those of the nearby protected natural area of ​​the Sanabria Lake Natural Park.

Its urban center is located in a territory to which nature has endowed with special defensive characteristics, modeled over the centuries by the Ferrera stream and the Tera and Castro rivers, which have given it its special appearance as a jetty. In addition, its strategic location next to the border with Portugal, made this square that from ancient times was a walled, fortified and walled town, which gave it a remarkable role in the historical formation of the territory that surrounds it. It was the seat of a remarkable military, ecclesiastical and political power that over the centuries generated a rich architectural and monumental heritage that in 1994 led to the town being declared of cultural interest in the category of historic site.