Spain

Talavera de la Reina

Settled since pre-Roman times, this scenic city’s famous ceramic industry, which now adorn some of Spain’s greatest landmarks put it on the map.

Talavera de la Reina Queen of the Tiles

Originally a Celtic settlement, the city was conquered by the Romans in 182 BC, and an early-adopter of Christianity. The Roman bridge still stands today and is one of the city’s most outstanding monuments. At the heart of the city, the Plaza del Pan is lined with historic buildings, including the 17th century Archiepiscopal Palace in baroque in style. The 12the century collegiate church of Santa María la Mayor is a magnificent example of the Gothic-Mudejar style, with a splendid façade and tower, a beautiful reredos and cloister. the basilica of the Virgen del Prado, was erected in the 16th century and is often called ‘the Sistine Chapel of ceramics’ for its beautiful colored tiles. There’s even a museum dedicated to the city’s famous ceramics, which were used by Philip II in many of his estates.

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