Extremadura Sights

Advertisement

Guidebooks

Palacio de Carvajal

Palacio de Carvajal Review

Near the cathedral of Santa María stands the elegant Palacio de Carvajal, the only old palace in Cáceres that you can visit, other than the one housing the Museo de Cáceres. There is an imposing granite facade and arched doorway, and the interior has been restored, complete with period furnishings and art, to look as it did when the Carvajal family lived here in the 16th century. Legend says that King Ferdinand IV ordered the execution of two brothers from the Carvajal family, whom he accused of killing one of his knights. Thirty days later, the king was sued in the Court of God. Judgment was postponed until after the king's death, when the Carvajal brothers were declared innocent.

    Contact Information

  • Address: C. Amargura 1, at Pl. Santa María Cáceres, 10003 | Map It
  • Phone: 927/255597
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Weekdays 8 am–9:15 pm, Sat. 10–2 and 5–8, Sun. 10–2
  • Location: Cáceres
Updated: 06-13-2013

Fodorite Reviews

Be the first to review this property

Advertisement

View more trip reports

  • Madrid and London

    Hi to All, As usual, I'm starting my TR ahead of the trip (about a month) so others can gauge how much pre-planning they need. Read more

View more travel discussions

· News & Features

View more blog stories