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Benavente is more than bullfights and crowded beaches. Although a small town, Benavente has been a favorite resting place for travelers for centuries because of its location between Madrid to Santiago de Compostela and France to Pontevedra. Zamora is one of the nearest towns and visitors will find themselves taking advantage of all both areas have to offer.
The Parador Hotel is a four-star luxury hotel built on the site of a castle built by King Fernando II. The original old tower of the castle has been incorporated into the design of the hotel. The hotel is surrounded by beautiful gardens and features coffered ceilings and a unique classical décor.
Restaurants in Benavente feature Zamora cuisine with �dos y pingada', Zamora rice and �rebojo zamorano', a bread crust course. You will enjoy traditional Spanish foods as well as selections with a Portuguese flair.
Activities in Benavente include fishing, golfing, horseback riding, hunting and hiking through the beautiful mountainside.
Take time to explore the town and uncover the secrets of Romanesque churches and the area's rich history. There are also several sights to explore just a short drive from Benavente; Santa Maria de Tera is 32 km and Lagoon Nature Reserve in Villafafila is a short 28 km drive. Stroll through a castle or a Romanesque church in Puebla de Sanabria then enjoy a picnic lunch at Sanabria Lake.
Benavente is the perfect place for visitors looking for a quiet, peaceful and restful holiday.