Cáceres Travel Guide

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Cáceres Things to Do

  • ACTIVITIES IN THE VALLEY OF AMBROZ

    Enjoy all the activities you can do within Agritourism Acebuche and knows the Valley Ambroz. Monfragüe Alive 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:...

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  • 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...

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  • Diputación Provincial

    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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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.

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • Convento de San Pablo

    Convento de San Pablo ( San Pablo's Convent ) is an enclosed convent that belongs to the Franciscan nuns. The Gothic style church was built by the end of the 15th century.

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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)

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  • 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...

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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Cáceres Restaurants

  • AVOID

    Avoid this place. It is located on Plaza Mayor and there are lots of other places to chose from instead if you want to eat here. My travelling companion was very ill after eating here and I noticed (afterwards of course) that another VTer has said to avoid this place!

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  • Be careful

    In Plaza Mayor ( Mayor Square ) there are several restaurants with outdoor and indoor tables.It seems hard to choose, although you must be very careful since some of them are tourist traps! Like the one we went to. Please check the photo and avoid that one.

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Cáceres Transportation

  • By Car: How Far/How Long...?

    If you are in Madrid, take road A-5/E90 to Trujillo, then, N--521.Some road distances to Cáceres from:- Madrid: 302 kms.- Alicante: 707 kms- Berlin (Germany): 2.521 kms.- Sofia (Bulgaria): 3.270 kms.If you check the web, you can find some other road distances together with the best routes and driving times.

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  • Walk around and park your car

    The only way to visit the Old City is walking around. There is no traffic inside the castle walls and the cobbled streets only allow pedestrians (eventually bycicles).If you arrive in Cáceres by car, there are several parking spaces (paid) near the Old Historical Centre. And you'd better park there. I've heard some storys about breaks into cars,...

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Cáceres Shopping

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    by micas_pt Written Oct 10, 2003

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    There is nothing in particular that is typical of Cáceres.

    In the souvenirs shops you will find some reproduction of buildings in the form of plates and fridge magnets, ...

    And the usual t-shirts and postcards.

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Cáceres Local Customs

  • Cerraduras - Keyholes

    Detrás de las cerraduras siempre se encuentra algún secreto y algún misterio escondidoBehind the keyholes always there is a secret or a mystery hidden

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  • Nombres de las calles . Streets names

    Los nombres de las calles evocan recuerdos y circunstancias que cuando paseamos por ellas nos ayudan a pensar y a meternos en el ambiente de lo que podrían haber sido en el siglo XVIThe streets names bring back ideas and circumstances that when we walk in them they help us to think and to feel the atmosphere of how they could be on the XVI century

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  • Cigueñas - Storks

    Las cigueñas se han instalado en todas las torres de la parte antigua de Cáceres y es un espectáculo verlas alimentando a sus crías , sobrevolando la ciudad y haciendo el ruido característico con sus picosThe storks are installed in all the Old Part towers and it is a real show to see them feeding the young storks , flying over the city and doing a...

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Cáceres What to Pack

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    by micas_pt Updated Oct 10, 2003

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear:
    > Confortable shoes, since you will walk a lot.

    If you visit Cáceres in summer time:
    > wear fresh and natural fabrics clothes, since it's rather hot.
    > don't forget to wear a hat.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies:
    > Since the sun is very strong in the summer and you will spend some time in the open air you should use a sunscreen.

    Photo Equipment:
    > Take lots of films!

    In case you have a digital camera:
    > tak enough memory cards with you.
    > don't forget the batteries.

    You will be shooting at every little corner, i assure you.

    Miscellaneous:
    > Bring some water with you, in summer time, to avoid dehidration.

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Cáceres Off The Beaten Path

  • Day Trips

    Once in Cáceres, if you have time, I'd recommend day trips to:- Mérida- Parque Natural de Monfragüe- Plasencia- Trujillo

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  • Museo de Cáceres (1)

    A journey through the History of this beautiful city.Address:Plaza de las Veletas, 11003 Cáceres- Fax: (+34) 927 01 08 78In the old part of the city.

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  • General Info

    Tourism OfficePlaza Mayor, 3- Tel.: (+34) 927 01 08 34- Fax: (+34) 927 01 08 35- Internet: www.turismoextremadura.com/localidades/index.php?id=634 (Spanish and English)- E mail: otcaceres@eco.juntaex.es

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  • The nests and the piggeons

    Another detail i found fascinating were the nests on top of high buildings, usually the churchs' towers. And the piggeons flying over you and over the buildings, and then hidding in small holes in the buildings ancient stones.

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  • The magic is in the air

    Every building is a monument, ... it's really amazing. You must keep looking up, since there are archs, balconies, windows, so many details, ... Every single little detail is fascinating and makes you travel some centuries ago, imagining the people on the street, the horse-drawn carriages, those curious clothes, the calm pace of life, ......

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