Extremadura Travel Guide


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Plan Your Extremadura Vacation

Rugged Extremadura is a find for any lover of the outdoors, so bring your mountain bike (or plan on renting one), hiking boots, and binoculars. The lush Jerte Valley and the craggy peaks of the Sierra de Gredos mark Upper Extremadura's fertile landscape. South of the Jerte Valley is the historical town of Plasencia and the 15th-century Yuste Monastery. In Extremadura's central interior are the provincial capital of Cáceres and the Monfragüe National Park, the province’s first and only federally protected park. Lower Extremadura's main towns—Mérida, Badajoz, Olivenza, and Zafra—bolstered by the sizable Portuguese population, have long exuded a Portuguese flavor.


Extremadura Hotels

Fodor's local writers visit every hotel we recommend. Look for our discerning Fodor's Choice picks or search by price and location.


Extremadura Restaurants

Find the best Extremadura restaurants in every price category with our top picks.

Things To Do

Things To Do in Extremadura

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.


Extremadura Experiences

  • Extremaduran Food

    Extremaduran food is generally strong and hearty. In addition to fresh produce, Extremadurans rely on pigs, which they use every part of,... Read more


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