What to see in Hervás, one of the best Jewish quarters in Spain

Although Hervás is not a very large town, it is a town in Cáceres with several interesting places to visit.

Here we are going to tell you about the best things to visit in Hervás so that you can make the most of your stay.

We are in front of a town where good gastronomy and one of the most beautiful Jewish quarters come together in a place that is part of a natural enclave of great attraction for rest or as a point from which to visit the northern counties of Extremadura.

Hervas Jewish Quarter

HervasDeclared a Historic-Artistic Site, it is the population’s greatest attraction. This area rises from the banks of the Ambroz River to the Church of Santa María de Aguas Vivas, which is the highest point in Hervás.

Get ready to climb some sloping streets that have preserved their original structure dating from the 14th and 15th centuries. Most of the houses that can be seen are built in adobe with a wooden framework and balconies that are located on the second floor.

Church of Santa Maria de Aguas Vivas

It maintains its defensive structure with the tower and the wall that surrounds it. This religious building was modified in the 12th and 17th centuries. From the church the views are magnificent, being able to see a good part of the Ambroz Valley and the mountains and forests that surround Hervás.

Little Fountain Bridge

We can find it in the lower part of the Jewish quarter. On its shore, the theatrical performance of Los Conversos is held every summer. The bridge was the point of entry to the town and was part of the Vía de la Plata built by the Romans.

Other notable points of interest

In addition to these three important points, there are more places that deserve our visit:

  • Church of San Juan Bautista: its baroque altarpieces stand out.
  • Pérez Comendador-Leroux Museum: building that was in the past the Casa de los Dávila in the 18th century. You can see many sculptures and paintings made by the Comendador-Leroux couple and other artists.
  • Motorcycle and Classic Car Museum: interesting museum where the youngest and those who are not so young will enjoy the existing collection.
  • Puente de Hierro: another bridge that was once outside the railway and that today is a beautiful viewpoint.
  • Plaza Corredera and Avenida Braulio Navas area: good places to taste the gastronomy and the atmosphere of the population.

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