Talavera de la Reina

Talavera de la Reina


Starting with its location, the best gift that their ancestors could leave.

The city of Talavera de la Reina, capital of a splendid natural region, is in the fertile plains of the Tagus and Alberche.

A city so beautiful that it served as a wedding gift for a queen.

Alfonso XI gave it as a gift to his wife Mrs. María de Portugal when he married her in 1328 and since then Talavera has been given the queen's surname.

Today the city looks to the future without forgetting the past.


It is the oldest bridge that Talavera currently has over the Tagus River.

The "Old Bridge" has its origins in Roman times, whose work is partially reused as the foundation of the first piers on the northern bank.

The oldest documentary reference that exists to the medieval bridge dates from the first third of the 13th century, when King Ferdinand III gave an order to control commercial transfer on the Tagus bridges.

The great construction is undertaken towards the end of the 15th century under the direction of Fray Pedro de los Molinos, in the time of Cardinal Pedro González de Mendoza, maintaining, more or less, the same appearance as today.

In this way the bridge has been in permanent reconstruction. The last restoration took place in 2002.

Recently declared an Asset of Cultural Interest.


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Its gastronomy is highly appreciated, Talavera has numerous restaurants throughout its entire region.

And its products are of the highest quality, since its lands are very fertile due to the proximity of its river and its mountains.

In addition to the typical products of the garden and the mountains with its game meats, its flavors are fused with a certain Arab touch due to the Castilian land.

Of these, we can highlight the venison, partridge or quail in pickle, rabbit dressed with tomato and rosemary or rice with hare.

Without forgetting the famous kid, roast lamb and pork.



Declared Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.

In the west of Toledo, in Talavera de la Reina, the artisan workshops open their doors for you, for the recreation of the senses, to share with the traveler the magic of making ceramics.

With care, the hands of the artists carry out a magical ritual every day that gives life and body to the clay.

It is in the workshops where the guardians of this beautiful Talavera tradition that has traveled the world work.

Brilliant creations full of color that are transformed by fire thanks to their centuries-old techniques.

These techniques have been preserved in their workshops and now they reveal their secrets to you.

If you visit us, you will be able to see how a piece of clay is made, how a plate is enameled or how a tile is painted.

You will enter the fantastic world of ceramic making, the artisans invite you to learn about the creative process that gives life to these pieces.


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