Extremadura Sights

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Plaza de San Vicente Ferrer

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Lined with orange trees, this narrow, carefully preserved plaza is at the northwest end of the old medieval quarter. At one end is the...

Puerto de Tornavacas

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There's no more striking introduction to Extremadura than the Puerto de Tornavacas—literally, the "point where the cows turn back."...

Real Monasterio de Santa María de Guadalupe

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Looming in the background of the Plaza Mayor is the late-Gothic facade of Guadalupe's monastery church, flanked by battlement towers.

Roman monuments

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Mérida's Roman teatro (theater) and anfiteatro (amphitheater) are arranged in a verdant park, and the theater—the best preserved in...

San Martín

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Behind the Pizarro statue, this church is a Gothic structure from the early 16th century, with Renaissance tombs and an old organ. Three...

San Mateo

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Construction on this church began in the 14th century, purportedly over the ruins of a mosque, and took nearly 300 years to finish. The...

Santa María

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Attached to a Romanesque bell tower, this Gothic church is the most beautiful in Trujillo. It's only occasionally used for Mass, and...

Santa María de Gracia Cathedral

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This Gothic church, built mainly in the 16th century, is now the town cathedral. The elegantly carved high altar (dating to 1551), however,...

Santiago de los Caballeros

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The chief building of interest outside the walls of Cáceres' old town, this church was rebuilt in the 16th century by Rodrigo Gil de...

Santuario de la Virgen de la Montaña

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Just up the hill behind Cáceres's Ciudad Monumental is this 18th-century shrine dedicated to the city's patron saint. The complex is...


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