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There’s a lot to see inside this small walled city and walking the complete ramparts (except for a... read more

Reviewed February 25, 2018
nnmercman
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Camberley, United Kingdom
A fascinating survival

The town has a complete run of ramparts and gateways, seeing much action during the Peninsular War... read more

Reviewed February 15, 2018
tofrek1885
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 25, 2018

There’s a lot to see inside this small walled city and walking the complete ramparts (except for a few meters where the Parador occupies a corner section) was certainly a highlight of my visit - fortunately it was a bright/clear day so the far reaching...More

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Reviewed February 15, 2018

The town has a complete run of ramparts and gateways, seeing much action during the Peninsular War - attacked (and taken) in 1810 by the French and 1812 by Wellington. Sites associated with the attacks - the ancient bridge, the "great" breach of 1810 and...More

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Reviewed June 30, 2017

Worth going to Spain to see, just on their own. Fascinating to see the obstacles that the attackers overcame (in the dark) and a set of fortifications that hadn't quite been designed properly.

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Reviewed November 11, 2016

You can walk on most of the old wall surrounding completely the historical town centre. It is basically in a good condition, so walking is easy and the views are nice.

Thank Helmut F
Reviewed May 20, 2016

We loved Ciudad Rodrigo - the Casco Historico was unspoilt and lovely. We spent two very enjoyable days there and may return later in the year. There are many fabulous buildings to see and many of these, including the cathedral, can be seen from the...More

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Reviewed February 7, 2016

It's a nice walk to go on top of the medieval walls that circle the entire old town. Worth seeing both the city and surrounding landscape from above.

Thank Thomas O
Reviewed May 29, 2015

Well worth a walk around the intact walls of the torn. 2 km walk only, and great views both inside and outside the town.

2  Thank raybmorris
Reviewed April 30, 2015

You can get up onto the fortification easily from a variety of points throughout the town for some great views. It is also really easy to see the bullet holes in the Cathedral from the Peninsula war when the French invaded Spain. (Napoleon's troops).

3  Thank cslnh
Reviewed March 24, 2015

Nice example of medieval city walls. More than 2 kilometres on the perimeter, encircling the old town of Ciudad Rodrigo. Built in 12th century, outer bastions added in 18th century. It's possible to walk on top of the walls - a nice view to the...More

1  Thank KrisD_pl
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