From the House of the Count

La Villa de Lumbrales, head of the El Abadengo region, is located 90 km. northwest of the province of Salamanca and 27 km. from the border with Portugal. With a population of around 1700 inhabitants, Lumbrales is an agricultural and livestock town that also has an excellent offer of commercial and public services.

The Plaza Mayor, with the Clock Tower, enabled as an Archaeological Museum, the Town Hall and a beautiful view of the monumental Parish Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, is the obligatory point from which to start the visit.

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In the Clock Tower , once a plenary hall, a jail and even bulls of halters, the largest concentration of archaeological remains in the region is located. Unique pieces that tell a story as rich in events as it is in art and culture.

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From here you can go to the Parish Church of Our Lady of the Assumption , Patron Saint of the Villa. Beautiful and cathedral-like temple from the 16th century with an altarpiece similar to that of the El Escorial Monastery.

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Its environment is one of the most emblematic spaces of the town, with places such as the Casa de los Condes, today the Tourism Office and the Visitor Reception Center of the Vetón Territory , where in addition to knowing the possibilities that the visit to the Vetón Territory offers, You can visit the rooms of the Archaeological Museum, the one designed to recreate the environment in which Ricardo Pinto da Costa lived, and an Exhibition of Models of buildings from Lumbrales and Crafts of Yesteryear. On the western façade of this building you can see the so-called Burro de la Barrera , a vetón boar of the best routes in the province, as well as the Cultural Center of the Villa, included within the regional Performing Arts circuit.

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Another boar , an iron recreation of the one from Las Merchanas, presides over the Plaza del Mercado, the center of the busy weekly market on Wednesdays, where the Ermita del Humilladero and the Municipal Library are also located. In the middle of the square we can see a work by Ángel Mateos, Dolmen VI , 1973, a concrete sculpture installed that same year.

Once this first tour of the streets and most characteristic places of the town is done, we can visit its surroundings. Starting from the abandoned railway station and the always enigmatic and contradictory beauty of its siding, declared an Asset of Cultural Interest with the category of Monument in 2000, we head towards the path of the old tin mine.

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