Valverde de La Vera Historical Site

A stately village

Valverde de La Vera is a village located in the county of La Vera.

It is organised in the shape of a cross, based around a main road with four main crossroads: the Plaza de España square, Fuente de los Cuatro Caños fountain, the church and the Plaza del Rollo square.

Spouts or ditches run along all its streets to channel rainwater. In Plaza de España there is an arcade with granite columns, decorated with balls and mouldings.

Plaza del Rollo is where you can find an octagonal stone post standing on a base decorated with chains, finishing in a capital featuring four animal heads and a point with Gothic decoration.

The town’s traditional architecture is mainly based on timber framing. The homes are two or three storeys tall, with the first storey in stone and the other two half-timber and brick or adobe. It is common to find the façades of the upper storeys covered in wooden cladding.

The most outstanding secular and religious buildings are the castle and the church, respectively.

The castle is the county’s most important military construction, dating back to the 13th century. Two centuries later, it underwent significant alterations. The Counts of Nieva were responsible for erecting the present church, with three prominent towers and a ribbed vault.

Some wall faces and two square towers remain from its original stonework. The towers were used for the construction of the present church, one joined to the apse and the other to the end as a bell tower.

The Parish Church of Nuestra Señora de Fuente Claras is made of masonry and ashlar work and was completed at the end of the 16th century. It is formed of three naves and a hexagonal chancel.

The village was declared a Historical Site by the Decree of 31 December 1970.

Weather

Cuacos de Yuste

23May

Poco nuboso

10 ºC

25 ºC

24May

Poco nuboso

13 ºC

27 ºC

25May

Poco nuboso

16 ºC

28 ºC

26May

Despejado

17 ºC

30 ºC

27May

Intervalos nubosos

17 ºC

31 ºC

Play

In pictures

AltAltAltAltAltAltAlt

If you like Valverde de La Vera Historical Site you will like this too...

Alt

Cuacos de Yuste Historical Site

Back in 1959, the town of Cuacos de Yuste, in the county of La Vera, was declared an ‘Aesthetic Reserve’.

Alt

Royal Monastery of Guadalupe World Heritage

Legend has it that in the early 14th century, in the valleys of Las Villuercas, the cowherd Gil Cordero was looking for a lost cow from his herd,

Alt

Monumental city of Cáceres

The topography plays an important role in the urban development of Cáceres, as the city stands on uneven ground, between the Sierra de la Mosca mou

Alt

Grandilla Historical Site

Granadilla was founded by the Moors in the 9th century.

More things you can find in La Vera

Alt

Pasarón de La Vera Historical Site

Pasarón de La Vera is a town located on the western edge of the county of La Vera.

Alt

Cuacos de Yuste Historical Site

Back in 1959, the town of Cuacos de Yuste, in the county of La Vera, was declared an ‘Aesthetic Reserve’.

Alt

Villanueva de La Vera Historical Site

This is one of the most easterly towns in the county of La Vera, and was declared a Historical Site in 1982.

Alt

Garganta la Olla Historical Site

The municipality of Garganta la Olla is in the county of La Vera.

Servicios turisticos

On Instagram...