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Pedro Muñoz

General information

Population: 93

Location

It is located in the North of "Extremadura" and on the South of the region" Las Hurdes", between 40°17´latitude north and 7°22´latitude west and 500 m. above the sea-level.

Access

There are two ways to access to the town. One by the road Ex-204 taking the deviation at "Caminomorisco" direction "Casar de Palomero" ( Ex-269) and the other by the road Ex-204 taking the deviation at "Pinofranqueado" direction Azabal (CCV-110).

Another option is to take the road from "Plasencia" to "Casar de Palomero" and continue then the road down. The last option is coming from "Plasencia", going by "La Pesga" (CCV-64) direction "Casar de Palomero".

History

The town is also known as "Perote".

There is a dolomite in ruins, which is called "astillos de los moros" (splinter of the Moors) and also some engravings near it.

There is also an interesting place called "La Roaguila" on the path known as "El Bronco", where the people talk about the ovens of the Moors.

The name of the town comes from the person, who repopulated the town during the Middle Ages.

What to visit

Places

We recommend to visit the different prehistorical rests: the dolomite "Astillo de los Moros" as well as the engravings near it.

The old part of the town with some buildings following the traditional architecture of the region and in good state of conservation is also recommendable. Our last advice is a walk through the old narrow streets in town.

Free time

To know about the activities go to the House of Culture in town.

Where to eat & sleep

The visitor can have some drinks in the pubs in town.

Artesian works

There are no more artisan workers at the present.

The only artisan works done in town ( in wood and osier) are for the private use of the population of Pedro Munoz.

Practical advices

What to buy

  • Typical sweets: "perrunillas", "floretas", "floretas", "huesillos", "mantecados"
  • Wine of the region
  • Osier-baskets

Trips

Bath zone

The visitor can have a bath in the river going trough the town called "Rio de los Angeles".

In the near town "Pinofranqueado" there is a natural swimming pool in the river near the bridge.

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