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Avellanar

General information

Population: 12

Location

It is located in the North of "Extremadura", and in the West of the region "Las Hurdes", between 40°18´ latitude north and6°28´ latitude west and 480 m. above the sea-level.

Access

The access is quite easy by the road Ex- 204 in both senses, coming from "Coria" as well from "Salamanca". On entering "Pinofranqueado" take direction "Robledo" and go on as indicated to "Avallanar".

History

The name of the village must be derived from the many hazel-bushes once having decorated the area. As the population is constantly decreasing, the village is in danger of being abandoned.

There exists an archaic-looking oil mill. The inhabitants of the village were once called "mountaineers" because they spent more time in the surrounding sierras than at home.

What to visit

Places

In this village with such lovely a name we recommend that the visitor takes a tour through the streets and also has a look at the old oil mill, which is well conserved.

Free time

For further information about activities visit the Centre of Documentation in "Pinofranqueado"

Where to eat & sleep

Fisherman's Refuge "Avellanar"

The visitor may also have some drinks in the surrounding villages.

Artesian works

There are no more artisan workers at present.

Practical advices

What to buy

  • Typical sweets: "perrunillas", "floretas", "mantecados", honey, etc.
  • Wine of the region
  • Stone-houses and embroideries

Trips

Bath zone

The visitor can have a bath in the river "Rio Esperaban", which crosses the villages "Castillo" and "Robledo"

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