This lovely village is found to the south of Salamanca province, declared in 1975 a Historic Artistic Site it offers visitors a place to spend their time surrounded by an impeccable landscape, worth visiting.
To visit we can leave the car parked in the vicinity of the village, in the free public parking that is signposted.
The streets of Candelario are steep, full of fountains, cobbled streets that lead us corner after corner through narrow streets, confined by houses of no more than 3 floors, with wooden ceilings and doors. Something curious that can be observed in the homes are the half external doors, placed in front of the entrance to the house that are called batipuertas. Some say they are stop snow entering in winter, but knowing the cured meat tradition of the town, the more likely theory is that the batipuertas serve so one could work in daylight whilst stopping animals attracted to the smell from entering.
On the roman hill we find the town hall and the village church. When we arrived they were just closing and we could not visit. But a very kind 93 year old woman told us that she, along with other village women, took care of and showed the church to anyone who was interested in knowing more about it ... and not in return for any financial reward, but they feel blessed with the honour of taking care of it and relaying to others their knowledge and love of the Church.
A real shame having arrived late, but the chat we had with her left us with a beautiful and endearing memory of the visit to this beautiful mountain village.