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Tourism near Cáceres

Alburquerque is located in the north-western part of the Badajoz province, near Portugal.

To visit:

  • Luna Castle
  • Villa and Valencia Gates
  • Gothic-Jewish district (Historical-artistic ensemble)
  • Church of Santa María del Mercado
  • Church of San Francisco
  • Convent of La Madre de Dios

On the banks of the river Tajo, close to Portugal, we find this town that is famous, amongst other things, for its Roman bridge. The chimneas are the most outstanding part of the popular architecture here, with a traditional regional decoration. You can see palaces (of different levels of preservation) manors and a rich religious monumental ensemble.

To visit:

  • Roman bridge (National Monument)
  • Convent of San Benito
  • Convent of San Bartolomé
  • Church of Santa María de Almocóvar
  • Church of San Pedro de Alcántara

Located in the county of Las Villuercas, in the province of Cáceres, this town charms tourists with its narrow and cobbled streets, balconies made of iron and wood, white facades and its green vegetable gardens Here you can find the Royal Monastery of Santa María de Guadalupe, one of the most important sanctuaries in Spain which holds the Virgin of Guadalupe, patron saint of the region of Extremadura.

To visit:

  • Monastery of Santa María de Guadalupe (World Heritage Site)
  • Church of Santa Trinidad
  • Infants school
  • Medieval arches
  • Jewish district

In the north of the province of Badajoz we find Mérida, the capital of the Autonomous Region of Extremadura. The city holds the headquarters of the autonomous government institutions but its cultural importance is in the stunning archaeological and monumental ensemble, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1993.

Well communicated and with a broad tourist offer, it offers its visitors an architectonic and cultural contrast, made up by its important historical legacy mixed with all types of new and modern buildings.

To visit:

  • Theatre, Amphitheatre and Roman Circus

Monfragüe, declared a National Park in 2007, extends through various towns in the province of Cáceres, occupying a surface of almost 44,000 acres. Bathed by the waters of the rivers Tajo and Tiétar, it constitutes a clear example of Mediterranean forest and scrub, where we can find a large diversity of flora and wildlife.

It’s worth highlighting the vast variety of birds that live in the park, some of which are hard to find in other environments. Among them we can find griffon vultures, black vultures, peregrine falcons, imperial eagles, golden eagles, eagle owls and the famous black storks.

Otters, mongooses, foxes, deers… these are just some of the mammals that occupy this land.

Located in the Valley of Jerte, north of the city of Cáceres and linked to it via the A-66 motorway, Plasencia is with over 40,000 inhabitants the second most important town in the province and it has a large offer of culture and leisure.

Plasencia has a vast artistic and monumental legacy for which it has been declared a Historical and Artistic Ensemble. A special mention goes to its religious legacy, represented by its churches, convents and cathedrals.

To visit:

  • Old Cathedral or Church of Santa María
  • New Cathedral

East of the city of Cáceres rise the battlements of this beautiful town located at the top of a granite weathering. A medieval city declared Historical and Artistical Ensemble, Trujillo has played an important role in the history of Extremadura, being the place of birth of famous conquerors such as Francisco de Orellana or Francisco Pizarro, whose statue is the most important landmark of the town.

The walled town, the castle, the main square, the palaces and the churches are a great example of the rich historical legacy that the town possesses.

To visit:

  • Castle – Citadel

In the western area of the province, very close to Portugal, we come across this town of beautiful landscapes that are characteristic of the forests of Extremadura. There you can find important remains of the Paleolithic and the Neolithic as well as its famous complex of dolmens, declared a Cultural Asset, which establishes itself as the best megalithic landmark in Europe.

Different cultures have left their mark on these lands, establishing an important historical legacy.

To visit:

  • Gothic-Jewish district (Cultural Interest Asset)
  • Rocamador Archpriestal Temple (National Historic and Artistic Monument)
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