ACTIVITIES IN THE VALLEY OF AMBROZ
Enjoy all the activities you can do within Agritourism Acebuche and knows the Valley Ambroz.
Notes and enjoy Monfragüe National Park, a valuable natural area, through activities carefully designed and guided tours by expert naturalists. Activities adventure, hiking, sporting events and even paintball.
More information: www.monfraguevivo.com
Nature Activities: traveling roads and trails.
Activities on wheels: adventure and nature.
Activities in the water: discover our rivers and reservoirs.
Activities adventure: action or adrenaline.
More information: www.hervasaventura.com
Motorcycle Museum and the Classic Car Hervas
Here are those fantastic motorbikes and cars these Europeans and Americans from the years 1920 - 70. Memories of the "happy twenty", the war of'36, the two great wars and the "prosperous'60 and'70. All of this within a wonderful architecture and spectacular scenery.
More information: www.museomotoclasica.com
Ornithological Park Zoo and Botanical Los Pinos
The Bird Park Zoo and Botanical Pines is located within the urban area of the city of Plasencia (Caceres). In it you can see a wide variety of wildlife: black swans, geese cisnal, cariblancas, etc.. In Zoo Botanical found: Liquidámbar, arbutus, elm, catalpas, and so on. Left surprised.
More information: www.aytoplasencia.es
Hervas on horseback
Discover fantastic horse riding.
More information: www.hervasacaballo.com
Enjoy heated pool just 10 minutes of accommodation at Salugral. Remember that our customers have a 10% discount at the hotel spa and indoor pool Salugral free.
More information: www.hotelbalneario.com
Enjoy all kinds of activities: hiking, horse riding, eco-4x4 routes, routes quad, cultural visits, guided tours in mountain biking, bird watching, multi, paintball battles, canoeing, circuit relax.
More information: www.hervasacaballo.com
- Family Travel
Palacio de los Mayoralgo
The Palacio de los Mayoralgo ( Mayoralgo's Palace ) was built in 1537 and has Renaissance and Gothic style details. Inside the palace, there is a mudejar attic dating from the 14th century.
There is a Bl?zquez-Mayoralgo's family shield and the transcription ""S? t? Se?or para nosotros torre de fortaleza y se renovar? como la del ?guila, nuestra juventud".
When we visited C?ceres, this palace was beeing renovated, as you can see from the very clean stones and brand new wooden windows and doors.
The Diputación Provincial ( County Council ) is housed in a Renaissance building dating from the 16th century. This building stands in the former place of the Palacio de Hernán Pérez de Ulloa ( Hernán Pérez de Ulloa's Palace ) and the Convento de Santa María de Jesús ( St Mary of Jesus' Convent ) founded in the 15th century by the nuns. Its façade comes from the Colegio de San Pedro ( San Pedro's School ) the seminary of bishop Galarza.
Casa de los Golfines de Abajo
The Casa do los Golfines de Abajo ( Golfines de Abajo's House ) is one of the main buildings in the Old City / Monumental City. It has details of a 15th century's Gothic fortress-house, as well 17th century's Plateresque decoration. This house has 2 towers, a taller one on the left side and another one in the middle of the fa?ade.
The Casa de los Golfines de Abajo was the place were the Catholic kings stayed when they visited this city.
Notice the elaborate stone work on top of the house (against the blue sky, it's amazing!!).
Casa de los Becerra
The Casa de los Becerra ( Becerra's House ) is a Gothic style building dating from the 15th century. The building's fa?ade defines pretty well the C?ceres' noble arquitecture between the end of the 15th century and begining of the 16th century.
Convento de la Compañía de Jesús
The Convento de la Compa?ia de Jes?s ( Society of Jesus Convent ) is a 18th century Barroque style convent, that stands together with Iglesia de San Francisco Javier ( San Francisco Javier Church ). Nowadays, this Convent houses the Consejer?a de Cultura e Patrimonio de la Junta de Extremadura ( Extremadura's Regional Government Ministry of Culture and Patrimony ) as well as Palacio de Exposiciones San Jorge ( San Jorge's Exhibitions Palace ).
Iglesia de San Francisco Javier
The Iglesia de San Francisco Javier ( San Francisco Javier Church ) is a 18th century Barroque style church that followed the one built in Rome by Compa??a de Jes?s ( Society of Jesus ). The altarpiece has a painting that represents San Francisco Javier's miracle. This church is also known by the name of "La Preciosa Sangre" because it is taken care by the Brotherwood with the same name.
Casa de los Cáceres Ovando
The Casa de los C?ceres Ovando ( C?ceres Ovando's House ) is commonly called Palacio de las Cig?en?s" ( Stork's Palace ). It was built in the 15th century by D. Diego de C?ceres Ovando. The house has a huge square tower, the only one that wasn?t destroyed by order of the Queen Isabel la Cat?lica. Nowadays it houses the Comandancia Militar de C?ceres ( C?ceres' Military Headquarter ).
Palacio de las Veletas
Palacio de las Veletas ( Weather Vane Palace ) was built in the 16th century in the place where formerly stood an almohad palace. On top of the building there are some nice ceramic details. Inside the palace there is a 11th/13th century tank that collects the rain through system of columns and archs. The tank stands in a Renaissance attic.
Nowadays this palace houses the Museo Arqueol?gico Provincial ( County's Archaeological Museum ) opened since 1933.
Casa de los Sólis o del Sol
Casa de los Sólis o del Sol ( Sólis' House also called Sun's House ) is a Gothic fortress-house built in the 15th century, and renovated in the 16th century. Above the door there is the Sólis family shield. In the taller side of the house you can see a semi-circular kind of balcony, that has a 16 th century small and beautiful Renaissance attic inside.
Casa de Lorenzo de Ulloca
This house - Casa de Lorenzo de Ullorca ( Lorenzo de Ullorca's House ) - was built around the middle of the 15th century. It has some details that caracterize the Cáceres' noble houses:
> masonry face
> half arch door
> double columned window
> family's shield (in this case, it's the Ulloa Y Carvajal)
Iglesia de San Mateo
The Iglesia de San Mateo ( San Mateo's Church ) was built in the former place of an Arab Mosque. Its construction begun in the 15th century and lasted until the 18th century. This way, there are details on different styles: Gothic, Renaissance, Plateresque and Barroque.
Above the main door can be seen medallions that represent:San Pedro, San Pablo and San Mateo, as well as two angel statues.
The watch on the tower was formerly in Torre de Bujaco, and was moved to its actual place in the 18th century.
Casa de los Saavedra y Torre de Sande
The Casa de los Saavedra ( Saavedra's House ) and Torre de Sande ( Sande Tower ) are Gothic buildings from the 14th century, both renovated in the 15th century.
Torre de Sande is one of the most outstanding in the Old City. Regarding the Casa de los Saavedra, it is protected by a high wall and can hardly be seen.
Arco de Santa Ana
Arco de Santa Ana ( Santa Ana's Arch ) was built in the 18th century, on top of a former gate. On top of the arch there is a Santa Ana image olding Jesus with Virgin Mary.
On the left side of the arch there are the remains of a defensive tower and on the right side there is another arch with nice brick work, typical of Cáceres.
Torre de la Hierba
The Torre de la Hierba ( Herb Tower ) was built by the Arab in the 12th century, ans was their last construction in Cáceres.
During the 14th century was built the town hall between the Torre de la Hierba and Torre del Horno.