The calcolitic remains of the “Casa del Monje” Dolmen points to Feria's remote origins. Additionally, some historians connect its foundation with the Lusitania Celts due to its well fortified and defensive position. In approximately 100 BC it was occupied by the Romans, who set up a primitive castle, and later the Moors used it to stop the Christians' push. It was gained in the Christian Reconquest, belonged to Santiago's Order, and was then annexed to Badajoz jurisdiction until Enrique III gave it together with Zafra and La Parra to Gómez Suárez de Figueroa in 1394. Thus, Señorío de Feria was constituted, and it then became a county and later a duchy.
Nowadays, Feria is a pretty hill top village which shows its history through its whitewashed houses and old traditions and where the appealing popular architecture combines with the rural beauty of its attractive landscape, having been declared a Conjunto Histórico Artístico (Historical-artistic village). Of particular interest are the Castle and the Mudejar plaza.
The village is well served by shops catering for all food requirements including two bakers for daily fresh bread, two butchers, and two fishmongers. There is also a pharmacist and two banks. Twice a week there are markets in the square selling fresh fruit and vegetables and cheap clothes.
Some traditions in the village still remain like in ancient times; thus you'll be able to see menfolk still going to the fields by mule and goats still being herded by shepherds around the village. You'll be a witness of deepest Spain .
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