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Eva Longoria Visits Her Ancestors' Spanish Town: 'Got to Finally Discover My Roots!'

by Jennifer Drysdale 6:02 PM PDT, April 08, 2017
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Eva Longoria is embracing her Spanish heritage.

The 42-year-old actress took to Instagram on Friday to share a photo from her visit to Longoria, a town in Asturias, Spain, where her ancestors came from.

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"Yep. This happened today! Got to finally discover my roots!" Longoria captioned a photo of herself by the village's sign. "I have been wanting to visit the small village where my ancestors came from and where my last name was born for years !! And today I got to meet all the amazing people in this small town who were beaming with pride!"

"Thank you to everyone who helped welcome me today, I felt the love and energy of each of you! Gracias por recibirme! #Asturias #Llongoria #Longoria #Orgullosa," she concluded.

Eva Longoria a la entrada del pueblo de Belmonte en el que se localizan sus raíces asturianas. Foto: @mikilopez_foto /LNE

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The former Desperate Housewives star has been documenting her trip through Spain on both Snapchat and Instagram, sharing photos and videos of herself at some of the country's most famous landmarks.

What a sight to see today! #Covadonga #Spain

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Buenos Dias Asturias!!! ☕️

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Off to Asturias now! #Longoria #Llongoria #Roots

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In December, Longoria embraced her Mexican roots during a winter beach trip. See her enviable vacation snaps in the video below. 

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