La Vera Valley
La Vera has a remarkable cultural heritage; in fact, several towns on this county are classified as Sites of Historical or Artistic Heritage, such as Pasarón de la Vera, Cuacos de Yuste, Garganta la Olla, Valverde de la Vera and Villanueva de la Vera, a true open-air museum which makes visitor travel to the past.
La Vera peppers are one of the key elements in the cuisine of the area. Dried and then ground to be turned into pimentón, the local paprika, which even has its own designation of origin, it has emerged as a key element in traditional Extremeñan cuisine. If you’d like to know more about the area’s red gold you cannot miss the Museo del Pimentón in Jaraíz de la Vera.
One of the typical images of is the Garganta de Alardos in the municipality of Madrigal de la Vera. Besides, natural pools, streams, waterfalls and ponds shall be your best friends in the scorching summers, and will help you to connect with nature. Thus, spaces like the Lake of Jaraíz, in Jaraíz de la Vera, the Garganta de Cuartos in Losar de la Vera or the Garganta of Gualtaminos in Villanueva are all a must.
La Vera tourism website: https://destinolavera.es/