At the Crossroads

Our location favors the connection with the most emblematic and touristic enclaves of the region, since in about 50′ we can choose between Cáceres or Mérida, both World Heritage Cities,

Or visit Guadalupe in less than 1 hour to enjoy its Monastery and see the Morenita (Black Virgin of international fame for her miracles), or opt for the monumental sites of Plasencia (1 h 50′), or Trujillo, just 15 minutes away.

The network of long-distance trails inevitably passes through the town: Cañada Real Leonesa, Mozarabic Road to Santiago or Visigothic Road to Guadalupe.


And if we look to the past, we can sense the hustle and bustle of the passage of people and livestock through the Cañada Real Leonesa, Livestock Route in which this population is inserted. A transfer that made possible the existence of inns, markets and other benefits under the protection of a livestock and commercial wealth beyond any doubt.

But that’s not all, because on the same route of the Vía Pecuaria through these lands is superimposed the Mozarabic Way of St. James in its course from the south and east of Andalusia as it passes through Trujillo and on to the lands of Galicia. A spiritual path that imbues this population with a traditional religious feeling for the figure of the Apostle Santiago Peregrino: not in vain every July 25 the population celebrates the feast of this its Patron Saint.

In addition, at a very short distance on its southern slope is one of the ancient branches of communication that the Romans had to move from Merida to Toledo, an ancient communication route that placed these lands on the map of the great empire.

Therefore, it is not surprising that the history of Abertura has been forged on the basis of the movements of people, animal migrations, trade routes and religious-spiritual displacements, a conglomerate of experiences that have been shaping the spirit of this town since the dawn of time.