What to see and what to do in Pasarón de la Vera. A jewel of Extremadura

In one of the most beautiful regions of northern Extremadura is Pasarón de la Vera, a small town with a lot of charm that will surely surprise you.

It is one of the places in Spain to which we are personally or family linked, as are: Madrid, Ciudad Rodrigo, Puebla de Sanabria or Plasencia.

It won’t take you long to get to know Pasarón de la Vera, so we recommend you come to this corner to enjoy its streets and houses.

What to see in Pasarón de la Vera in 1 day

The Hermitage of the White

Pasarón de la Vera - Hermitage of the WhiteTo get to Pasarón de la Vera from Plasencia you have to take the same road that the day before took us to Jaraíz de la Vera to start the route we did.

The difference is that after crossing the town of Tejeda del Tiétar we turn left to reach the town, leaving aside the Hermitage of La Blanca, from the 16th century and which is also the largest in La Vera.

A little further on you begin to see the silhouette of the town dominated by its slender bell tower, which is separated from the church

As well as many Italian churches and cathedrals, and which is the oldest building in Pasarón de la Vera, since it dates from the 13th century. The fact that it is separated from the church suggests that it was originally a watchtower.

From the Plaza de España to the Palace

Pasaron de la Vera - Plaza MayorTo visit Pasarón de la Vera you can park in the vicinity of the gorge, which you will not see as it has been underground for a few years.

From there you can walk up a steep street that takes you to the Plaza de España, where the Town Hall and other beautiful buildings are located, as well as some Roman remains.

Leaving the Plaza de España we can walk towards the other large square in Pasarón de la Vera, the Plaza del Cementerio where the Iglesia del Salvador is located. But don’t worry, that is not currently a cemetery. It was in past times but kept the name.

Pasaron de la Vera - Manrique de Lara PalaceHalfway through, it is mandatory to turn right to reach one of the main buildings in the town, the Manrique de Lara Palace.

This palace is one of the most beautiful in the area and dates back to the 16th century, built in the Italian Renaissance style.

From its exterior we must highlight its balcony and especially the 5 gigantic (in relation to the building) chimneys that are on the roof.

From its interior, the stone staircase that takes you to the upper floor, its halls and its beautiful rooms.

The Church of El Salvador and the Pecharromán Museum

Pasarón de la Vera - Pecharromán MuseumContinuing along the path we finally arrive at the square where the Church of El Salvador is located.

And next to it the bell tower that we talked about earlier. The church is really pretty and was built in the 16th century.

Its exterior is not too remarkable and it presents a sobriety that stands out with its spectacular interior where we can admire the Main Altarpiece and other lateral altarpieces as well as the organ, the sacristy and the image of the Christ of Forgiveness.

Very close to the church you have another place of interest that is worth visiting and that will not take you long.

This is the Pecharromán Museum, located in the mansion of the Manrique de Lara in the first third of the 16th century and in which the works of the artist Ricardo Pecharromán are exhibited, as well as a spectacular library with more than 150,000 volumes.

These are the main points of interest, although the mere fact of walking through its streets and admiring its buildings is already something that will surprise you in Pasarón de la Vera, a town that is not located on the main road that crosses La Vera but from which It is worth making a detour to visit.


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