Bejar - FURTHER INFORMATION
Bejar - Bejar visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Bejar' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Castilla y Leon.
Béjar (Bejar) is a small village in Salamanca province in Extremadura, Spain. The area was first settled around 400BC and then occupied by the Romans, Visigoths and Moorish Arabs. It was retaken by the Spanish in the 11th century.
Today, Béjar has numerous sights to attract visitors, may of whom come on day trips from Salamanca. Some of the 11C Moorish walls still remain. Within Béjar is El Bosque Villa and Ducal Palace, both of which date from the 16C. Béjar bullring is thought to be one of the oldest in Spain. The city also has a long relationship with textiles and at one time was a very important cloth manufacturing base.
For those interested in outdoor pursuits, Béjar is only 30km from the Sierra de Francia mountains, with great walking and stunning views, especially from the 1,700-metre-high Peña de Francia. In the winter these mountains offer skiing.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Bejar is about 70km south of Salamanca and 130 km north of Caceres on the A-66 (E-803).