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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Cáceres 12

Trujillo 10

Plasencia 7

La Vera and Monasterio de Yuste 3

Guadalupe 2

Jerte and El Valle del Jerte (Jerte Valley) 2

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Casa del Deán

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This striking Renaissance building is now a courthouse and not open to the public, but it's worth a stroll by to see the outside. The...

Cathedral

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Plasencia's cathedral was founded in 1189 and rebuilt after 1320 in an austere Gothic style that looks a bit incongruous looming over...

Hospital de Santa María

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The Renaissance stone facade of this 14th-century building has carvings of shells—an allusion to the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage.

Palacio Episcopal

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Adjacent to Plasencia's cathedral, this former bishop's palace dates back to at least 1400. A coat of arms adorning two upper windows...

Parque de los Pinos

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Walk southeast from the Plaza de San Vicente Ferrer to get to this park, home to peacocks, cranes, swans, pheasants, and monkeys. Full...

Plaza Mayor

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East of the Plaza de San Vicente Ferrer, at the other end of the Rúa Zapatería, is this cheerful, arcaded square. The mechanical figure...

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...

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