The town is the capital of the attractive, natural, enigmatic, and relatively unknown region of Sanabria (Zamora). Land of legends and of magical stories. First of all, Miguel de Cervantes was born here and you can find references to the town in the Quijote.
The town is one of the best conserved I’ve ever seen. It fully respects its architectural ancestry, making use of stones, wood, and black slate. You can find noble palaces with family coat of arms and cute craftwork stores along the main street.
I recommend the medieval festival they celebrate in the middle of August each month. The celebration of that age works perfectly in a town like this. If you can, stop in the city to eat some of their great cuisine. The octopus they serve in this town is up there with the famous Galician octopus. As my dad said, who is a true “Sanabres”: “The people from Sanabria and Galacia are like first cousins.”