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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 squares such as the Plaza Mayor, with its elegant San Martín church. As in Cáceres, storks' nests top many towers in and around the old town—they've become a symbol of Trujillo. Dating back at least
to Roman times, the city was captured from the Moors in 1232 and colonized by a number of leading military families.
The provincial capital and one of Spain's oldest cities, Cáceres is a prosperous agricultural town with a vibrant nightlife that draws villagers...
Guadalupe's monastery is one of the most inspiring sights in Extremadura. Whether you come from Madrid, Trujillo, or Cáceres, the last leg of...