TALAVERA

Talavera de la Reina

The valley of the Tagus River as it passes through Talavera has fostered a continuous settlement of diverse cultures since its prehistory. Vetona, Roman, Visigoth, Muslim and Christian. From the pre-Roman era we have found different zoomorphic sculptures of boars that are part of the history of this town in the Iron Age. The Romans give it the name of Caesarobriga, develop agriculture, it is the center of markets and commercial exchanges and coins its own currency. From that time, the pagan spring festival of Las Mondas, which worships Ceres, goddess of agriculture, is celebrated.

With all the weight its history the Talavera of today survives in large part to its good gastronomy. Walking through old and new streets you can make great routes to eat and tapas. Here we recommend some of those unforgettable corners.

Activities in Talavera

TALAVERA DE LA REINA TURÍSTICA Y MONUMENTAL

Visit the most important heritage of the city with a general explanation of its history, with anecdotes and legends. Highlights, Our Lady of the Prado Basilica, Prado Gardens, Walls, Ruiz de Luna Museum, Ethnographic Museum, Clock Square, Plaza del Pan, Victoria Theater, Corredera del Cristo Street, Talavera City Hall, Rafael Morales Cultural Center (Domus [...]

LEGENDS AND MYSTERIES OF TALAVERA DE LA REINA

Route through the places of legend and mystery of the city, predominating the historical and old town of Talavera with anecdotes, deaths, intrigues. The legend of the sailor, the Witch of San Andrés or the effects of the inquisition, are some of the topics that are discussed in this route and that certainly will not leave [...]

POTTERY ROUTE

Visit to the Ruiz de Luna Museum: Standard of Talavera ceramics. The Ruiz de Luna Museum in Talavera de la Reina occupies a former Augustinian convent from the 17th century. The end of the museum space is to house the personal collection of ceramist Juan Ruiz de Luna, which is composed of valuable pieces of Talavera pottery including [...]

LITERARY ROUTE: "After the steps of Fernando de Rojas"

Tour of Talavera de la Reina: Cultural tour through the historical center, where besides knowing the city's heritage and its history, the legends and places that traveled important in the life of the writer Fernando de Rojas, author of La Celestina. Natural of the Puebla de Montalbán. In 1508 [...]

ROUTE: THE BRIDGES OF TALAVERA

Talavera de la Reina: It is divided in two by the Tajo river, concentrating most of the Talavera population in the northern zone. The urban core itself, which is on its right bank, is linked to the few southern neighborhoods on the left bank by four bridges, the most important being: The Bridge [...]