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Hervás, the most beautiful village in the Ambroz Valley (Cáceres)

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Hervás was always one of those villages that we had on our list of pending visits, since after discovering Alberca oMogarraz, further north, or the beautiful Valle del Jerte, to the south, we never had the opportunity to make a roadtrip to know what there was in between, the Ambroz Valley and the lively Hervás.

The rural and lively Hervás

A unique environment

I remember getting to Hervás from Plasencia Crossing the mountains Hervás is undoubtedly in a privileged place, with the Sierra de Bejar behind him and with the Ambroz river surrounding the beautiful Jewish quarter.


Jewish Quarter of Hervás
Jewish Quarter of Hervás

When one arrives in Hervás, it is more shocking that the architecture itself is how lively it is. There are tapas bars everywhere, with the classic € 1 cane + cover message. In addition, restaurants with design menus, classic food from the area and even Italian, something you don't usually find in the rural surroundings of Spain.


Jewish Quarter of Hervás
Hervás next to the sierra

The hotels or Rural houses the same thing happens to them. There are many restored houses in the center of Hervás converted into very cute and stylish hotels. That you want something modern, you have it, that you are looking for something rural, too.

Of course, a good taste in your mouth leaves the environment and Hervás itself, where it highlights those narrow streets that form the historic Jewish quarter.

Jewish quarter

In summer you have to walk the narrow streets of the Jewish quarter first thing in the morning or before sunset, as it squeezes quite a lot in these latitudes. Whereas in winter It is really cold, so if you warm yourself well any time is good, although the best is when the sun is more vertical, about 12 o'clock, because that way you will see all the streets illuminated with the sun's rays.


Jewish Quarter of Hervás
Jewish Quarter of Hervás

The amount of cats that there are streets and how well decorated are certain houses. They fill them with plants, such as hydrangea, and give the neighborhood a very beautiful color. Losers, it's the best thing to do.

We recommend that before the visit you go through the tourist office, located in one of the pedestrian streets of the town. In this way you can soak up a little history of this neighborhood, very interesting by the way.

The old train station

The train arrived in the Ambroz Valley in 1892 and stopped running in 1985, but there are still remains that make it have a certain charm. You can see the old roads, remains of the old infrastructure steam train And the old station.


Hervás train station
Hervás train station

Motorcycle and classic car museum

Although we did not visit it, on the outskirts of Hervás there is a classic museum for motor lovers. It is strange to see museums like this in the Ambroz Valley, so we were surprised to see its existence by one of the tourist office brochures.


Motorcycle and classic car museum

Route to the Charcas Verdes and the Chorrera de Hervás

From the center of Hervás there is a nice route What you can do by car (to the ponds) or on foot. We recommend the latter, since the road is very beautiful, especially in autumn, as ferns and moss camp at ease.


Natural pools in the Ambroz Valley

The green ponds are ideal for bathing in summer, and more if you come from the Chorrera route, since the section between the ponds and the chorrera has a small slope that depletes more than one. We leave you the track so you don't get lost.

Practical data

How to get?

Hervás is next to the highway A-66 or silver route, the road that connects Salamanca with Extremadura. For those who come from Madrid, arriving depends on the traffic of the capital. The best alternative is the A-5 and then take the turnoff to Plasencia, but you can also go by Avila, since it takes more or less the same. The second, less than highway, the road is much prettier.

When to go?

We recommend the fall, which is when the valley is at its best. See the chestnut trees is something unique by these dates. On the other hand, if you are one of those looking to take a good dip summer It is the season, since the Ambroz Valley is full of natural pools and pools.

Worthwhile Restaurants

  • Sesame meal house. Modern Spanish food with a small terrace
  • More than grill. If you like oxtail and lamb, this is your place
  • Tavern the patio. Small and with tapas, very cozy

Where to sleep?

  • Valdeamor rural house. It is one of the largest houses in the area, a house that you can rent entirely. It consists of no less than 6 bedrooms.
  • The convent garden. As the name says, it has beautiful gardens where the terraces of the rooms overlook. It is ideal for two people.
  • The Watchtower Nice apartments near the restaurants and the center of Hervás.
  • Apartments the square. If you have the bad luck that they give you an apartment that overlooks the terrace of the bar below, we assure you first hand that you will not sleep until it closes, as at 2am, since the noise crosses the walls. Of course, the apartments as such are of good quality and very well equipped.


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