Zamora is a city in Castile and Leon, the capital of the province of Zamora. It is located on a rocky hill in the northwest, near the border with Portugal. Although sometimes called a living museum of Romanesque art because of its 24 Romanesque churches from the 12th and 13th centuries, its history dates back to before the Romanesque period.
The history of the city dates back to the time when the Celts and Romans inhabited this strategic place above the river Duero. Zamora is the city with the most churches in this style in all of Europe, and its unique Roman monument has special features that would be very rare elsewhere.
In the twelfth century, the city had an extremely important strategic position in the wars between the Kingdom of Leon and the Arabs to conquer the Iberian Peninsula. As a result, the city preserves many churches and buildings from that time. In the following centuries, the city lost its political and economic significance and suffered from emigration.
But today it does not suffer from a lack of visitors. And he has something to show them. The low cathedral of Zamora is interesting with its beautiful dome covered with mussel tiles, the Romanesque tower and the south portal. The Roman churches of Zamora are nestled in the old city, and some of them are still functioning. The beautiful and harmonious Santa Maria Magdalena, San Cipriano, as well as the oldest church in Zamora, Santa Maria la Nueva, are among the religious monuments that bring the city fame around the world.
The 16th century is the period in which it develops and is read in the civil architecture of Zamora, and the appearance of the city would not be the same without the Palacio de los Momos and the perfect Renaissance Palacio del Cordon.

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