Extremadura Things to Do

  • Things to Do
    by Cristian_Uluru
  • Things to Do
    by Cristian_Uluru
  • Things to Do
    by Cristian_Uluru

Extremadura Things to Do

  • Parque Natural de Monfragüe (1)

    Typical Mediterranean forest, there is an old castle inside the park. A good place for trekking too.

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  • Parque Natural de Monfragüe (2)

    How to get there:- From Madrid:Road A-5, then, EX-1 to Plasencia- From Cáceres:Road EX-354 to Torrejón el Rubio- From Plasencia:Road EX-208- Frm Trujillo:Road EX-208

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  • Caceres

    In the walled city of Caceres (pop. 82.000) there is not any single grand building that would make a city unique, but it is the whole lot of old churches and palaces that make of it the arguably most atmospheric urban area in Spain. It is almost impossible to put in words all the enchantment and fascination that the monument-filled walled city of...

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  • Parque Natural de Monfragüe (3)

    Some websites:- www.monfrague.es (Spanish)- www.turismoextremadura.com/comarcas/index.php?id=711 (Spanish and English)- www.ademe.info (Spanish)

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  • Palacio y Monasterio de Yuste

    This is at the same time a Monastery and a Palace where the most powerful King of the world in the XVI century, Charles V, chose to spend his last days of life when he renounced to the Spanish throne.The Palace was annexed to the Geronimo Order monastery (still active, and its monks rule the Palace as well) in 1557 to lodge the Emperor Charles...

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  • Sherry of the Knights

    The proximity of Andalusia is more than perceptible in Southern Extremehard and even more in the charming town of Jerez de los Caballeros. In the labyrinth of withewashed façades reminiscent of the Arab medina that it once was, several bell towers emerge full of grace. Some of them are noteworthy for the intincate Barroque decoration, a true work...

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  • Trujillo

    Trujillo is certainly the biggest tourist magnet in the province of Caceres. Home to some of the most famous conquerors and explorers of the American continent in the XVI century, like Pizarro and Orellana, the old town is now filled with buildings that talk eloquently about the affluence that these men's undertakings brought back to their...

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  • Alcantara

    Alcantara is a historical town near the Portuguese border. Not that the palaces and temples in the town's core are unworthy of a visit, but almost all of the rare visitors to this really-off-the-beaten-path location seem to be lured by the amazing vision of one of the jewels of Roman engineering in Iberia: the bridge over the Tagus is a remarkable...

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  • Zafra

    Zafra is the most important town in Southern Extremehard. The town, crammed with monuments, is noted in particular by its two arcaded plazas, the large (grande) and the small one (chica). That simple.The large one is grand and full of palm trees. The small one is irregular and cozy. They are both connected by an archway and form one of the most...

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  • Nogales

    The heart of Extremehard is occupied by the so-called Land of Muds, not a very poetic name, indeed, but denoting the main composition of the fertile fields in the area.Nogales is one of the most picturesque little towns in this part of Extremehard. Its old fortress provides a 360º vision of the bucolic region where the town lies.

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  • Olivenza

    Olivenza is the last town to fall under Spanish souverainity. It was controlled by the Portuguese kings for two centuries and regained by Spain during the so-called "War of the Oranges" in the beginning of XIX century. This has been the only modification that has ever occurred in the longest, oldest and less variable border-line on European...

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  • Merida

    Although Merida does not have a status of provincial capital, it is indeed the regional capital, seat of the Parliament, government and almost all other institutions. Merida knew how to take profit of the rivality between the two "big" cities, Caceres and Badajoz, in order to present itself as a neutral place that was eventually accepted as a...

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  • PROVINCE OF BADAJOZ

    The largest province in Spain is Badajoz, which occupies the Southern half of the region. Its forgotten tales and landscapes are its best asset for a bright future where only savvy and liberal (in the pecuniary sense, that is) visitors are expected.

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  • Fair

    Perched on a hill and typically guarded by an old stone fortress, the town of Fair is one of the most interesting in the fertile field area of Badajoz. This picture shows a view of the town's rooves seen from the castle.

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  • The geography of Extreme and Hard.

    Almost round-shaped, the land of Extremehard spreads from the last ranges of the Castilian Plateau Divisory (Range of Cat) on the North to the Brown Range in the South. It borders the Portuguese Alentejo to the West, Castille to the North and the East and Andalusia to the South.Drained by the rivers Tagus and Guadiana, the Extremehardean landscape...

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  • The Hurdes

    Las Hurdes is a region located in Northern Extremadura. It has been traditionally considered as one of the wildest and less developped areas in Spain. A famous documentary film by Luis Buñuel is partly responsible for this image. However, things have changed a lot in the last decades and misery, underdevelpment or ilitteracy are nowadays as usual...

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  • Visit the Roman Amphitheatre in Mérida

    One of the most spectacular remains from the Roman time is the Roman Amphitheatre and the Theatre in Mérida.Merida was the Roman capital in Lusitania and was known as Emerita Augusta, a town for the veterans.Emerita Augusta was founded in 25 B.C. and the Amphitheatre soon thereafter.(Look closer at the photo, it is a "wide-screen".)

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  • Merida Roman Museum

    Museum of the Romans ... her face is similar to my, I wonder why...The Museo Nacional de Arte Romano is a modern building close to the roman ruins

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  • Merida Theatre

    This is the Roman Theatre, where I saw "Cesar and Cleopatra" as they do fantastic theatre programs here in summer.This theatre which was donated to the city by the Emperor Agrippa The way to seat at the theatre was in relation with the social class of each person.

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  • Caceres Cathedral

    You will find the Iglesia de Santa María, at the old quarter. It is in Romanesque in style, but with some gothic. It is on the square of the same name.It is one of the most impressive churches in Caceres.

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  • Caceres old quarter

    From the main square walk around the old quarter, you will see lots of interesting medieval buildings.This building was near San Mateo Square

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  • Merida amphiteather

    The amphitheatre had a capacity of 14,000 people, was the setting for prize fights between gladiators and wild animals.

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  • Badajoz

    Badajoz is the city in Extremadura that I have visited more often, so far, and the one from which I don’t have digital photos. Badajoz is so near Portugal that it used to be a “shopping centre” for Portuguese a few decades ago, when trading in Portugal was not so developed as nowadays (on the years that followed the end of our dictatorship).Apart...

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  • Trujillo

    Trujillo was such a good surprise. Actually, we visited it by chance, while returning by car from Toledo to Portugal, and we were so pleased we did it! It is a very nice town, dominated by its castle and by the central square where you will find interesting architecture, the church and the statue of Francisco Pizarro, one of the most important...

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  • Mérida

    Mérida is a wealth of well-kept Roman ruins!! The Roman theatre is fantastic and I was astonished at the sight of it. Generally speaking, Mérida is a quite pleasant town, dominated by the Roman bridge, the Alcazar (castle), the Roman ruins complex and the aqueduct. While strolling around its streets, we also came across lots of vestiges of Roman...

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  • Cáceres

    Cáceres is probably the touristiest city of Extremadura. It is a beautiful city built within the walls, commonly referred to as the Monumental City.Cáceres is classified by Unesco as a World Heritage Site due to its extremely well kept houses and churches, together with the walls I mentioned previously. While strolling in the Old City Centre almost...

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  • THE CHURCH

    This is the church of my village .VALVERDE DE LLERENA.I moved to Alicante when I was 4 years old!!.

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  • MY HOMETOWN!

    And at last,I'll show you some pictures taken in the place where I was born!!.Is a small and quiet village (about 1000 people),located at Badajoz province close to Sevilla.Is a very quiet place, and the only interesting place to see here, are IGLESIA DE LA INMACULADA CONCEPCION,the (CHURCH).

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  • EXTERIOR VIEW

    Here you can see another picture taken in the Monastery.It is a exterior view of building that is also designed as World Heritage by Unesco.The town where is located the monastery is a very small and quiet one,and the landscape of the area is beautiful.

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  • MONASTERY OF GUADALUPE

    This beautiful Monastery it is located south of Caceres province.Is another very good option if you are on Caceres area.You can go inside the monastery by yourself or booking also here a guided tour.You can find here, around the Monastery, good restaurants and some hostels.Also a PARADOR NACIONAL,a kind of accomodation in Spain in historic...

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  • CACERES

    Without any doubts CACERES is one of most beautiful medieval cities in all Spain.It is declared as World Heritage by Unesco,by the very well conserved old town.A very good idea to see the whole old town is booking a walked guided tour.It takes about two hours and you can book it at tourist information point located at Main Square.I did that tour...

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  • TRUJILLO'S CASTLE

    Another good idea while you're visiting the city of Trujillo is go up to see the Castle.It is located just outside of the city in a small hill.There are some guided tours to see the interior of castle.

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  • MAIN SQUARE

    This is Trujillo's PLAZA MAYOR,(MAIN SQUARE).As all squares in Spain this is a meeting point and around the square you'll find some nice restaurants and bars with outdoor terraces, and lots of shops.

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  • TRUJILLO

    Another of most beautiful medieval cities ,in Extremadura is TRUJILLO,in fact is one of most visited towns in the region.Trujillo was the city where was born the more importants Spanish Conquistadors, like PIZARRO, ORELLANA.There are many nice buildings to see here and also it has a huge main square,where you'll see an impressive sclupture of...

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  • PUERTA DE PALMA

    Walking by Guadiana river promenade,also in Badajoz,you can see this beautiful building: PUERTA DE LA PALMA (PALMA'S GATE).It was used in the old days as the main entrance to the city.

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  • BADAJOZ

    Badajoz is the largest city in all the region,is the capital of Badajoz province and is located in south with border with Seville in Andalucia.The city has some interesting places to see and also a nice walk promenade at Guadiana River.Don't miss a visit to the old town and La Alzazaba located on a hill where you'll see some nice views of the...

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  • PLASENCIA

    Another very interesting place to stop if you are travelling through Extremadura region,is the beautiful town of Plasencia,located northern of Caceres province.Here you'll find a lot of medieval buildings like:The two Cathedrals,Monroy's Palace,Episcopal Palace,Marqueses de Mirabel Palace,Justice Palace,Museum Etnografico and lots more. Around the...

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  • LA ALCAZABA

    La Alcazaba is located very close to Roman Theater.Is a very interesting place to explore.Here you can see many Roman ruins,tiles and lots more!.Merida right now is the capital of region and is where is located the regional Parlament,the building worth a visit also,it is built above some roman ruins that you can still seeing! is very...

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  • ROMAN THEATER

    In this picture you can see a general view of Roman Theater.As I said below the conservation of this building it is just great.I was impressed the first time that I was seeing all these beautiful columns for real,I saw before on t.v and books.Just next to the Theather another nice places to explore are:AMPHITHEATERDIANE'S TEMPLEALCAZABA.

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  • ARCHEALOGICAL MUSEUM

    Because of the Roman heritage in the city of Merida,there are many beautiful things to see in this interesting museum,I've been in a few archealogical museums here in Spain,and I think that this is the best one.The building is a new one and right now is one of most visited museums in the region of Extremadura.This is a picture taken inside this...

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  • ROMAN BRIDGE

    In this picture you can see another nice place to see in Merida,is the largest Roman Bridge in Spain.The city is full of beautiful and very well conserved roman architecture,this bridge still in use also,and looks very nice, isn't?.

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  • MERIDA

    I'll start this virtual tour through the region of Extremadura with the beautiful Roman City of Merida.During the Roman Empire,this city was the second largest city in the empire after Rome,so the city still having some beautiful and very well conserved roman buildings.This is a picture taken at Roman Theater,you can see the seats on the picture...

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  • Badajoz

    Many place Badajoz among the architecturally less graceful cities in Spain. The vision of the old city and the arab fortress from the Brigde of the Palms will certainly make you disagree with this categorisation.

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  • Medellin

    Medellín, the homeland of Hernán Cortés, is like an aristocrat that has lost its fortune. Of its illustrous past only an impressive architectural legacy remains, but today only a few hundreds of people live in Medellín.This picture shows the majestic XVI century bridge over the Guadiana river.

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  • Galisteo

    When driving between Pleasance and Coria, the vision of the walled town of Galisteo from the road will compell you to stop for a while and take a walk to its main square.

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