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The town of Bejar, declared Historical Site, remembers its medieval history by means of a defensive wall and the rooted tradition of the Moss Men (Hombres de Musgo). Its past splendour as a clothing manufacture centre made it be known as a textile city.

There are beautiful places that can be known by practicing hiking, cycling, climbing or, generally speaking, any mountain sport activity. The ski lovers can also come to the skiing resort of La Covatilla

A magnificent medieval wall protects the rocky area where the town of Bejar is built. Some rivers and streams water the area, such as the river Cuerpo de Hombre, which brings clear waters from the snowy summits of the mountains.

In the old town centre, we can point out some small squares, interesting Romanesque churches of the magnificent Palace of the Duchesses of Bejar, which has an interesting chamber in one of the towers.

Walking along the town, we can see the Jewish Museum David Melul, and the Museum of the famous sculptor Mateo Hernandez. You can follow your visit and get to the convent of San Francisco or the Town Hall of the town, which has a plain style.

If you want to enjoy the nature, you can go up to El Castañar sanctuary, where the Patron Saint is kept, or visit the Ancianita, which, according to some people is the oldest bull ring in Spain. It is also worth visiting “El Bosque” Renaissance garden, which hide some ponds, walks, woods, terraces and fountains.

The route of the textile factories lets the visitors get inside the old industrial tradition of the ducal villa. And if you expect to enjoy the snow and mountain, you can go to the Sierra de Bejar ski resort, called La Covatilla.


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Interesting places

Bullfighting Museum, Béjar

In the setting of "El Castañar" only 2 km far from Béjar and closet o the Sanctuary o El Castañar, we can visit the oldest bullring in Spain, known as "La ancianita". In the main building, there…

El Bosque Garden

El Bosque is located near the town of Bejar and it is one the clear examples of romantic gardens in the region.

The Ducat of Bejar, in particular Don Francisco de Zuñiga y Sotomayor,…

Textile Museum

This museum means the recognition of the link between the town and this industrial activity, which dates back to the 13th century. It is enough to say that in the mid-19th century there were 200…

Ducal Palace of Béjar

The Ducal Palace of Béjar, or Palace of the Duchesses of Béjar, was built in the 16th century on the remains of the Arab alcazaba, commissioned by the Zuñiga Family.

The outer façade,…

Jewish Museum David Melul

An engineer from Melilla, David Melul, who was in love with the Town of Bejar, was the first benefactor and cultural promoter of this museum which tries to pay tribute to the Spanish Jews, called…

Mateo Hernández Sculpture Museum

Opened in 1980, this museum is located on the remains of the old church of San Gil, whose apse is nowadays a temporal exhibition room.

The most important part of the collection includes…

“Legado Valeriano Salas” Museum

Valeriano Salas was a restless fond of travelling man who was also a tireless photographer worried about art and culture. He went through Europe, Africa, Japan, India and Iran; he got the most of…

Textile Factories

Bejar is very well known as a textile town due to its traditional connection with the clothing manufacture. Although it witnessed the greatest period of splendor, some industrial activity and the…

Gastronomy in Béjar: El Calderillo

The calderillo in one of the most popular meals of the region. It is a simple popular stew whose ingredients are beef meat, potatoes and vegetables. Everything is cooked slowly with the special…