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Parish of San Miguel Arcángel in Peñaranda de Bracamonte

Peñaranda de Bracamonte

Salamanca

Peñaranda de Bracamonte is near the city of Salamanca, only 40 kilometres away. It stands out for its three porticoed squares of genuinely Castilian architecture. Its historic quarter has been declared a Property of Cultural Interest.

The three squares, interlinked, follow a similar architectural model: ground floor of arcades with pillars and columns; one or two upper floors of houses, built in exposed brick, with geometric motifs decorating the façade and balconies. Plaza de Agustín Martínez Soler is the most rural in appearance, and the oldest. Look for the Church of San Miguel, in Renaissance style. In the 16th century, Plaza de la Constitución arose to expand the market. There you find the Town Hall, built in 1647. Finally, Plaza de España is the most regular in shape, and features the old prison and the bandstand. Another recommended visit is the Baroque-style Convent of the Discalced Carmelites, whose museum boasts a valuable collection of Italian art.It is advisable to visit the town during its weekly market, on a Thursday. Its origin dates back to a royal privilege granted in the 14th century. For a meal, you must try the most popular recipe from Peñaranda de Bracamonte: "tostón", or roast suckling pig.