“When you get to Baños de Montemayor, going up the Calle de las Eras, there is a square where you can still find wicker artisans. The village used to have plenty of such artisans working with chestnut wood, although their numbers are dwindling. In the past, the village used to be divided into two by the River Baños, one part belonged to the Iglesia de Arriba (Santa María or Upper Church), and the other one to the lower church. Each one belonged to a different bishopric. Its spas and beautiful landscapes make this one of the tourist hotspots in Extremadura and we rank as the third town in numbers of beds in Extremadura”. Alfredo Ramos, Correos of Baños de Montemayor.
“Some eight km away from Calzada de Béjar you will find the village of Horcajo de Montemayor, with a flour mill that you can visit and see the original machinery and tools used for milling cereal. A little bit further away, there are two medieval tombs carved in stone”. Eva de la Fuente, Correos of Béjar.