Hacer Turismo en Benavente, significa perderse en la Historia. Benavente es ciudad de tradiciones además de encrucijada de caminos. The city “of the count-Dukes” as it is known, breathes life and the journey through its streets is going to make you fun and rewarding. En el trayecto el paseante podrá admirar una variada muestra de edificios y rincones de todos los estilos y épocas.

Monument to the Bull Enmaromado

Roundabout Plaza Solitude S/N
The sculpture consists of three elements, Man, Bull and Somersault that binds them together. The monument represents the centuries-old tradition of the festival of the Bull Enmaromado, the work of the artist Pedro Requejo Novoa.

Church of Santa Maria del Azogue

Plaza de Santa María S/N
The church shows the different artistic styles for which he has been since the beginning of its construction in the TWELFTH century. The general plan and the header correspond to the romanesque style, with 5 beautiful apses and three covers. In the interior are several altarpieces and sculptures of great value, there is a Madonna with Child, of romanesque carving, and, above all, the whole of the Annunciation, made in polychrome stone, probably in the THIRTEENTH century.

Teatro Reina Sofía

C/ Rúa 33
The work of the architect Antonio García Sánchez-White in 1928. It was built by don Manuel Guerra Hidalgo, to replace other elizabethan and adjacent to it was known as “Theater of the Jardinillo”. The stage space that was called the “Grand Theatre”, it was built on some of the dependencies of the desamortizado Convent of Santo Domingo, which is still preserved some remains and decorative elements. It was reopened in 1991 by S. M the Queen Sofia. The Theater has a seating capacity of 576 places between seats and boxes.

Monument to The Veguilla

Avda. Silva Muñoz in confluence with Via Channel
The work of the sculptor and the person Ricardo Arrow. The sculpture reproduces the small image of the Virgin of la Vega with the Child on the lap, on a bridge, and flanked by two towers that represent the two fortresses that had Benavente (the manor and the concejil). It as a symbol or allegory of the fortress of the old town and the legendary intervention mariana, on the occasion of the battle of Polvoraria during the Reconquista.

Church of St. John of the Market

C/ Parcel 12
Initiated in stone in the year 1182, was completed many years after already using the brick as building elements. The church of St. John features a romanesque style. The floor of the church has three naves with a transept is not accused, and three semicircular apses on the header. The temple preserves three covers (among which stands out for its broad development iconographic located at noon with the theme of the Epiphany.

Home Alone

Walks of Soledad Gonzalez 3
Palace of the bourgeoisie of the century. It was built by the landowner and senator don Felipe González in 1904, the work of the architect Second Viloria Weed, is a representative example of the quality architecture of the early TWENTIETH century. The building is divided in three floors plus basement and rooftop. Their classrooms bourgeois are decorated with paintings of landscapes or scenes of oriental, geometric patterns and floral decorations on the ceilings. Highlight the stained glass windows of grilles and tile. At present it is destined to cultural uses.

Hospital of the Mercy

C/ Santa Cruz 5
Declared of Cultural Interest in the year 2003, it was founded by the V Count of Benavente, Don Alonso Pimentel and his wife, doña Ana de Velasco y Herrera as a Hospital for pilgrims. The facade is a wonderful example of the first Spanish renaissance, when start of this new style and are still influences from the gothic. On the door of entry are admiring the callers made in wrought iron. One of them represents the Apostle saint James as a pilgrim, and is fully decorated.

La Mota castle (Torre del Caracol)

Paseos de la Mota S/N
Now the Parador of Tourism of the town. This tower is the only thing that's left of what was once one of the castles most sumptuous of Spain, as they bore witness to writers and travellers. At the beginning of the NINETEENTH century, French troops had destroyed and burned. The Caracol Tower, which is the work of s. XVI, mix between gothic and renaissance. The set is covered by a magnificent coffered ceiling moorish from the disappeared convent of San Román del Valle.

Botanical garden Meadow of the Hens

Street Road Pimentel, S/N
Established in 2010. It is located in the area known as "Meadow of the Hens" that formerly was part of the famous Garden of the Counts of Benavente. It is totally surrounded by the Channel of the Milling, also known as the "river of Don Felipe". With more than four hundred acres of land a special Botanical Garden that houses the plant species most representative of the province of Zamora, grouped by counties.

To know more about Tourism in Benavente ...

We wanted to give an overview of Benavente without getting lost in details since this is a Website designed to promote the heritage inmtaterial of Benavente: its Festivals and traditions. 

To learn more about Benavente and its History, you can go to the website of Tourism of the Municipality of Benavente or contact the Office of Tourism of Benavente in the following address where you will be able to know in detail our great little city.