Extremadura Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Extremadura - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Ciudad Monumental

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On high ground on the eastern side of the Plaza Mayor, the town walls surround one of the best-preserved medieval quarters in Spain.

Museo de Cáceres

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The Casa de las Veletas (House of the Weather Vanes) is a 12th-century Moorish mansion that is now used as the city's museum. Filled...

Palacio de Carvajal

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Near the cathedral of Santa María stands the elegant Palacio de Carvajal, the only old palace in Cáceres that you can visit, other...

Palacio de los Golfines de Abajo

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The stony severity of this palace seems appropriate when you consider it was once the headquarters of General Franco. The exterior is...

Palacio de los Golfines de Arriba

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After you pass through the gate leading to the old quarter, you'll see this palace, dominated by a soaring tower dating from 1515. Only...

Palacio de los Moctezuma-Toledo

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From Santa María cathedral, a 110-yard walk down Calle Tiendas takes you to the old city's northern wall. Don't miss this 16th-century...

Palacio del Capitán Diego de Cáceres

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The battlement tower of this palace is also known as the Torre de las Cigüeñas (Tower of the Storks) for obvious reasons. It's now...

Plaza Mayor

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On this long, inclined, arcaded plaza you can find several outdoor cafés, the tourist office, and, on breezy summer nights, nearly everyone...

San Mateo church

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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 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 from 1551, however...