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Aldehuela

General information

Population: 50

Location

It is located on the North of "Extremadura" and in the west of the province "Las Hurdes", between 40°18´ latitude north and 6°28´ latitude west and 460 m. above the sea-level.

Access

We access the village by the road Ex- 204 in both senses, coming from "Coria" as well as from "Salamanca". On reaching "Pinofranqueado" take direction "Robledo", "Aldehuela".

History

The village is located on the base of "Puerto del Esperaban".

Here is the spring of the river "Esperaban", the name of which is derived from a hurdan word meaning sparrow-hawk. Years ago important prehistoric documents such as a plate of slate with engravings on it appeared.

The inhabitants in former times showed great ability to work spoons and because of that were called "spoon makers".

The results of their work were sold in the neighbouring villages.

What to visit

Places

A tour through the village and its territory is recommended. Enjoy the colourful nature surrounding it, perhaps on a hiking-tour to the spring of the river "Esperaban".

Free time

Possible activities are explained in the documentation centre of "Pinofranqueado".

Where to eat & sleep

We can have a few drinks in the bars of the surrounding villages.

Artesian works

There is an artisan making pipes from wood or stone. Until some years ago there were numerous artisans occupied with works from strawberry-tree wood.

Practical advices

What to buy

  • Typical sweets: "perrunillas", "floretas", "mantecados", honey, etc.

Trips

Bath zone

There is a natural swimming pool in the river crossing the village, where the visitor can have a refreshing bath.

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