In addition to learning about a disease that continues to kill hundreds of thousands of people every year all over the world, you will enjoy a place and a land of dreams
The Malaria Interpretation Centre in Losar de la Vera (Cáceres) offers you the chance to find out more about a disease that continues to kill hundreds of thousands of people around the world, but it also offers you a series of reasons that you can find both in the museum itself and in the land that is home to it.
At the Malaria Interpretation Centre in Losar de la Vera you can find out all about malaria. Although this disease has been eradicated in Spain, it still kills hundreds of thousands of people all over the world.
The centre that houses it is, in fact, a former dispensary for the treatment of malaria. It is not in vain that La Vera was, until the middle of the last century, one of the areas where the disease was most prevalent, as it is a place where crops were – and still are – grown that require a large supply of water, which is abundant in the area. By way of information, the last case of malaria in La Vera dates back to 1961, in the municipality of Rosalejo.
It was precisely the water in the pond that Emperor Charles V ordered to be built at the foot of the Monastery of Yuste where the mosquitoes, so common at the time in the region of La Vera, were concentrated. It was one of them that inoculated the emperor with the disease at the end of August 1558.
And La Vera itself is an area that deserves to be visited as many times as you like.
More than enough reasons to visit the Malaria Interpretation Centre in Losar de la Vera (Cáceres).
In September, this centre will be organising these scientific conferences. If you can, don’t miss them!