Next to the Sierra de Gredos and in the heart of the Tiétar Valley we can find a historic town , La Adrada, with its imposing castle and enviable surroundings.
In it are the tourist apartments where we celebrated our first wedding anniversary and where you could go a free night if you decide to participate in our contest.
Without a doubt, the main monument to see in La Adrada is its Castle.
The Castle of La Adrada
The Castle is located in the highest part of the town and has its origin in a Gothic church that existed in this place.
If you decide to visit it, you will be able to see a video with its construction and evolution before starting the visit and thus understand every corner that you are going to see.
This castle dates back to the 14th century and its walls were built around a church of which today only its foundations remain.
These walls, as well as the homage tower, are the main elements of La Adrada Castle. On the top floor of it, in addition to having beautiful views of the town and the Sierra de Gredos, is the Tiétar Valley Interpretation Center.
Therefore, we recommend visiting this beautiful castle that belonged to Don Alvaro de Luna. You can find more information on the official website of La Adrada Castle.
Other landmarks in La Adrada
The Castle is the monument that dominates La Adrada, but its streets also present numerous points of interest in this town whose origins can be traced back to beyond the 13th century.
In the center of La Adrada we have the Plaza de la Villa where the Town Hall is located and where the most beautiful streets of the town start.
There is also a fountain from the 19th century and the so-called steps that take you to El Torrejón, where there is a viewpoint.
On our tour we must admire the stone and wood houses being the best example of typical architecture, the House of Uncle Talis, located a few meters from the Town Hall.
The Parish Church, from the 16th century, and the Hermitage of the Virgen de la Yedra are also other places to visit in La Adrada.
What to see around La Adrada
Being located in the Tiétar Valley, it was certain that La Adrada possessed exceptional surroundings.
We will begin by highlighting the neighboring towns, among which Piedralaves stands out.
It is one of the most beautiful towns in the area and where we can highlight the Clock Tower, the Church of San Antonio de Padua or the Roman Bridge as well as the beautiful balcony houses that are in its streets.
Casavieja or Casillas are other nearby towns to visit and a little further away are Arenas de San Pedro and its neighboring and famous Cuevas del Águila, or even a historical, emblematic and mysterious place, the Toros de Guisando.
Regarding the natural spaces, the places to visit are endless. You can do numerous routes around the area and discover gorges and waterfalls such as Charco de la Hoya, a place to lose yourself and enjoy tranquility and nature.