Towns and Cities
The province of Salamanca (population 363.000), situated in the South-west corner of Castile & León on the borders with Extremadura and Portugal, covers an area of 12.336 sq. km.
Perched atop a rocky rise on the right bank of the River Águeda, the first Neolithic settlers found it an ideal place to live.
The main town in the district, long famous for its capes, woollens and blankets, it has now become the local industrial and administrative centre.
This is the district's best-known town and was in fact the first of Spain's country villages to be declared a National Historical Monument.
VALLE DE LAS BATUECAS
From La Alberca, the traveller should make a point of visiting the Batuecas Valley, one of the best areas to enjoy the region's fauna and flora to the full.