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Casares de Hurdes

General information

Population: 215

Location

It is located in the North-West of the region" Las Hurdes", between 40°26´ latitude north and 6°17´ latitude west and 570 m. above the sea-level.

Access

The access is quite easy by the road Ex- 205, taking the deviation at "Vegas de Coria" direction "Nuñomoral" and " Casares de Hurdes" (Ex-368).

History

The word "Casar", with the end in "-ar", shows a collective of houses. It might come from an adaptation from the Arab "casarich, casalich", becoming in romance language "Casares" "hut, shack", being the word very common. It could also possibly be just a suburb of "Las Hurdes".

The population of this municipality has the name of being good dancers and very skilful with the use of the castanets. This municipality has depended for a long time from "Nuñomoral".

What to visit

Places

We recommend to visit the old part of the town, where the visitor can see some typical old houses. We also recommend to visit the church with its old belfry, as well as the old "House of the Culture" and the "House of the Pensioner" representing the new architecture in the village.

Free time

The visitor can get some information about the activities done in the village going to the "House of Culture". A visit to the artesian-studio could also be interesting to the visitor.

Where to eat & sleep

Hostal Restaurante "Montesol"

Artesian works

There is some artisan work in the village, mainly on wood and osier and producing castanets and baskets.

Practical advices

What to buy

  • Typical sweets: "perrunillas", "floretas", "floretas", "huesillos", "mantecados", honey
  • Wine of the region
  • Statues in ceramic
  • Castanets

Trips

Bath zone

The visitor can take a bath in the municipal swimming pool in "Casares de Hurdes".

Services

  • Educatión for adults (Casares de Hurdes)
  • Base social service (Casares de Hurdes)
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