The writer Unamuno mentioned this place in a poetic remembrance: “Hervás, with its peaceful chestnut forests on the mountain slope that faces the back side of Castile […]”: These words describe the privileged location and orientation under the 2,200-metre Pinajarro Peak, which is located in the limits of the mountains Sierrra de Béjar towards the southern meadows.

Hervás is the centre of the tourism and commercial activity in the area. Its heritage has been recognised since 1969 as Historic-Artistic Set. Its best known element is the Jewish Quarter, rather more a cultural than heritage element that has become the sign of identity of the town.

Hervás is a founding member of the Network of Spanish Jewish Sites-Sephardic Paths and also takes part in the Cooperation Network Vía de la Plata.

The writer Unamuno mentioned this place in a poetic remembrance: “Hervás, with its peaceful chestnut forests on the mountain slope that faces the back side of Castile […]”: These words describe the privileged location and orientation under the 2,200-metre Pinajarro Peak, which is located in the limits of the mountains Sierrra de Béjar towards the southern meadows.
Hervás is the centre of the tourism and commercial activity in the area. Its heritage has been recognised since 1969 as Historic-Artistic Set. Its best known element is the Jewish Quarter, rather more a cultural than heritage element that has become the sign of identity of the town.
Hervás is a founding member of the Network of Spanish Jewish Sites-Sephardic Paths and also takes part in the Cooperation Network Vía de la Plata.

We recommend you to visit the Tourism Office to get information about the cultural offer, services and events agenda.

We recommend you to visit the Tourism Office to get information about the cultural offer, services and events agenda.

A walk around the humble Jewish Quarter, whether wandering on your own the narrow streets or accompanied by a specialist guide, means to cross time barriers to find a past still alive in the sober austerity of the materials that the ancient residents used to build their homes. Adobe, chestnut wood and vertical roof tiles as isolating elements are used in the design of a traditional mountainous architecture that blends into the natural landscape. Indigenous materials for a way of construction that today would be referred to as sustainable and smart. Among its streets, in addition to the Rabilero street, you should not miss the triangle formed by the streets Amistad Judeo-Cristiana, Callejón de los Cofrades and Vado, where long ago the Jewish Lagar, Bodega and Agricultural Cooperative were located.

A walk around the humble Jewish Quarter, whether wandering on your own the narrow streets or accompanied by a specialist guide, means to cross time barriers to find a past still alive in the sober austerity of the materials that the ancient residents used to build their homes. Adobe, chestnut wood and vertical roof tiles as isolating elements are used in the design of a traditional mountainous architecture that blends into the natural landscape. Indigenous materials for a way of construction that today would be referred to as sustainable and smart. Among its streets, in addition to the Rabilero street, you should not miss the triangle formed by the streets Amistad Judeo-Cristiana, Callejón de los Cofrades and Vado, where long ago the Jewish Lagar, Bodega and Agricultural Cooperative were located.

Hervás preserves its tradition of local crafts in small workshops that still today do carpentry with chestnut wood, small and large basketworks, as well as a small industry devoted to the elaboration of fur and leather clothing.

Hervás preserves its tradition of local crafts in small workshops that still today do carpentry with chestnut wood, small and large basketworks, as well as a small industry devoted to the elaboration of fur and leather clothing.

Since 1997,in order to remember its Jewish past, Hervás organises every year in early July the cultural festival Conversos (converted Jews), being theatre performances the main activity at the natural scenery by the river Ambroz.

Since 1997,in order to remember its Jewish past, Hervás organises every year in early July the cultural festival Conversos (converted Jews), being theatre performances the main activity at the natural scenery by the river Ambroz.

Doña Violante of Aragón gave Hervás the mount Castañar Gallego, whose raw material have been the basic construction material used for local buildings and handicrafts. The sustainable use of the forest resources has been awarded the prize Landscapes of Extremadura and the environmental acknowledgement Protected Landscape..

Doña Violante of Aragón gave Hervás the mount Castañar Gallego, whose raw material have been the basic construction material used for local buildings and handicrafts. The sustainable use of the forest resources has been awarded the prize Landscapes of Extremadura and the environmental acknowledgement Protected Landscape..

As for the religious heritage located next to the Hospedería Valle del Ambroz, the impressive altarpiece of San Juan Bautista Church stands out by its floral Baroque style.

The Santa María Church is well worth a visit. It has a Renaissance style and it is located on top of the central hill of Hervás. Its perimeter wall is the best viewpoint in the area.

The Casa de los Dávila, a 18th century building, houses the Pérez Comendador-Leroux Museum and offers exhibitions of the distinguished sculptor and the French painter Madeleine Leroux, in addition to temporary exhibitions. Car and motorbike lovers will enjoy the valuable collection hosted by the Classic Motorbike and Car Museum.

The Casa de los Dávila, a 18th century building, houses the Pérez Comendador-Leroux Museum and offers exhibitions of the distinguished sculptor and the French painter Madeleine Leroux, in addition to temporary exhibitions. Car and motorbike lovers will enjoy the valuable collection hosted by the Classic Motorbike and Car Museum.

Hervás offers a wide range of sport activities in direct contact with its privileged natural surroundings. There are signposted hiking, mountain bike or road cycling routes and mountain races. The most popular route is the Chorrera, which runs parallel to the river Ambroz towards a beautiful waterfall.

Hervás offers a wide range of sport activities in direct contact with its privileged natural surroundings. There are signposted hiking, mountain bike or road cycling routes and mountain races. The most popular route is the Chorrera, which runs parallel to the river Ambroz towards a beautiful waterfall.

The summit of mount Pinajarro is a feasible challenge for the fittest ones, as well as the beautiful walk through the forest Bosques del Ambroz towards La Garganta and Gargantilla.

The soft undulation of the Vía Verde – Camino Natural de la Plata is the perfect terrain for cycling. The track Pista Heidi offers a greater difference in level and is one of the most traditional routes in Extremadura.

Qué Ver y Hacer

Guía del Ambroz

Qué Ver y Hacer

Guía del Ambroz

Dónde Dormir

Guía del Ambroz

Dónde Dormir

Guía del Ambroz

Dónde Comer

Guía del Ambroz

Dónde Comer

Guía del Ambroz

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