The writer Unamuno mentioned this place in a poetic remembrance: “Hervás, with its peaceful chestnut forests on the mountain slope that faces the back side of Castile […]”: These words describe the privileged location and orientation under the 2,200-metre Pinajarro Peak, which is located in the limits of the mountains Sierrra de Béjar towards the southern meadows.
Hervás is the centre of the tourism and commercial activity in the area. Its heritage has been recognised since 1969 as Historic-Artistic Set. Its best known element is the Jewish Quarter, rather more a cultural than heritage element that has become the sign of identity of the town.
Hervás is a founding member of the Network of Spanish Jewish Sites-Sephardic Paths and also takes part in the Cooperation Network Vía de la Plata.
We recommend you to visit the Tourism Office to get information about the cultural offer, services and events agenda.
Hervás preserves its tradition of local crafts in small workshops that still today do carpentry with chestnut wood, small and large basketworks, as well as a small industry devoted to the elaboration of fur and leather clothing.
Doña Violante of Aragón gave Hervás the mount Castañar Gallego, whose raw material have been the basic construction material used for local buildings and handicrafts. The sustainable use of the forest resources has been awarded the prize Landscapes of Extremadura and the environmental acknowledgement Protected Landscape..