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Address: Plaza de la Villa, 05200 Arevalo, Spain

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Utterly charming

We visited on a Thursday so neither church was open to visitors. Still the square itself is absolutely charming and many of the surrounding residential buildings are in the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Sandra L
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Warwick, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a Thursday so neither church was open to visitors. Still the square itself is absolutely charming and many of the surrounding residential buildings are in the process of being restored. Absolutely charming.

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Alicante, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015

I dropped into this quiet little rural town almost by accident. Speeding along the motorway, I seemed to recognise the name Arevalo and then I remembered. This was the place where Isabella of Castile, or Isabel la Catolica as she is known in her native tongue, grew up as a child. This land is her land. The name Arevalo is... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2015

Isobel la Catolica and I both lived in this wonderful medieval square. Barely modified over the centuries it is a quiet corner of a beautiful village (now a town, I suppose). There's a baker in the corner that roasts suckling pigs then makes the most delicious biscuits. I hope my neighbour, the milkman, is still there and well.

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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2014

Quiet as the grave, and so authentically Castile. These squares have a timeless quality, and are a treasure in the smaller, less frequently visited towns and cities in Castile.

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Madrid
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2013

If you are interested in history this is a historical place to visit as it is where Isabel the Catholic lived as a child, although the original palace is long gone now. This is a beautiful, bustling, busy town square. The shops are well worth a look: there are places that sell gorgeous local cakes and biscuits, plus all kinds... More 

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