Extremadura: Places to Explore


  • Cáceres

    The provincial capital and one of Spain's oldest cities, Cáceres is a prosperous agricultural town with a vibrant nightlife that draws villagers from the surrounding pueblos every weekend. The...

  • Guadalupe

    Guadalupe's monastery is one of the most inspiring sights in Extremadura. Whether you come from Madrid, Trujillo, or Cáceres, the last leg of your journey takes you through beautiful mountain...

  • Jerte and El Valle del Jerte (Jerte Valley)

  • La Vera and Monasterio de Yuste

  • Mérida

    Mérida has some of the most impressive Roman ruins in Iberia. Founded by the Romans in 25 BC on the banks of the Río Guadiana, the city is strategically situated at the junction of major Roman...

  • Plasencia

    Rising dramatically from the banks of the narrow Jerte River and backed by the peaks of the Sierra de Gredos, this town was founded by Alfonso VIII in 1180, just after he captured the entire area...

  • Trujillo

    Trujillo rises up from the boulder-strewn fields like a great granite schooner under full sail. Up above, the rooftops and towers seem medieval. Down below, Renaissance architecture flourishes in...


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