Ledesma, the old Bletisa, lies down over a hill carved out by the river Tormes. It has been declared Historical Site. It is located in the middle-north end of the province of Salamanca. It borders with the Sayago area in Zamora; both of them share the same landscape, history, culture and traditions.
In this area there are lots of meadows, wide plains with some small hills and slopes of the river Tormes, which develop the Protected Natural Site of Las Arribes Natural Park near Portugal.
Ledesma has interesting Roman remains such as the Mocho Bridge; there is a boar in the gardens of the Fortress and an impressive menhir; both of them date back from earlier periods.
Santa Maria la Mayor is one of the churches we can visit in Ledesma; it is a Gothic Church, one of the best in the province, and it has an interesting religious art museum inside. They are also interesting visits the church of Santa Elena, the old Hospital of San Jose, the Alhondiga building and several big stately houses.
You should start your visit in the Church of San Miguel, housed by Betlisa (Historical Interpretation centre of Ledesma) and continue your route following the signposts.