Pit Stop in Béjar (Road Trip Part 4)

Hola! Last week we told you about our visit to Salamanca. Well, after a lovely day in the city we stopped in a little town called Béjar, on the way back to our accommodation. This post is mostly about the photos, but here’s a little history first…

Founded in 400 BC, Béjar has a rich history of conquerors including the Romans, Visigoths, and Moors. The town’s name is of pre-Roman origin and is said to mean “place of the beehives”, though weirdly we didn’t see any bees when we were there...

With 11th century Moorish walls and views of the nearby mountains and river, the historic town is a nice place to spend an hour. While there are no must-see sights in Béjar, it’s always nice to see small towns like this, as you get a feel for what Spanish life is like away from the hustle and bustle of tourists and busy cities.

If you want to experience small-town life for yourself, check out our 360 video about Béjar and see it with your own eyes!

Next week we’re going to tell you all about a crazy festival called Los Escobazos, which was the inspiration for this whole road trip. It was probably the most mental thing I’ve ever experienced and while I’d say you have to see it to believe it, we’ll do our best to bring it to life in words for you, so stay tuned!

But for now, here are some photos of lovely Béjar:

We were disappointed to find all the doors to this church locked, but it was still lovely to look at from outside!

Another example of Christmas lights that weren't switched on! It was the same everywhere we went...weird.

I'm starting to think these guys were stalking us! We just kept bumping into them. 

Can't resist a sunset photo!

Have we mentioned the fog yet? Everyday, at some point, we found ourselves enveloped in thick fog!