La Alberca - Abadía Templarios, Salamanca
La Alberca is situated in the south-west corner of the Castile and Leon region. La Alberca is the name of one of the most important villages in the area - well known for its traditions and customs that date back to the 15th Century. It was also the first village in Spain to be declared a National Heritage Site in 1940. It is located only 70 km from Salamanca with a population of a little less than 1,200 and attracts tourists from all over. Surrounded by four mountain ranges: the Sierra de Bejar from the east, La Peña de Francia from the west, and both the Sierra de Francia and the Sierra de Kilama to the north; La Alberca's landscape is quite a spectacle. The medieval village still preserves its architecture, especially in its town centre where to this day expert blacksmiths and other traditional artisan crafts people can be found.
The venue we commonly refer to as “La Alberca” takes place in the Hotel Abadia de los Templarios, which is a four-star modern rural complex. Participants at La Alberca can enjoy the convenience of two-bedroom chalets – a student upstairs a volunteer downstairs. The chalets are circled around the main dining and meeting room, and a pool available in the summer months.
Bus from Madrid to La Alberca
Travel time from Madrid is 4 hours.
This resort has no shops and visits to the village are limited to your free time so please plan ahead!
During summer Salamanca is beautiful. Warm and sunny skies see temperatures ranging from 17°C - 35°C (62°F - 95°F). An umbrella and warm jacket are essential items during this time.