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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Alcazaba Árabe

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To get to this sturdy square fortress, built by the Romans and strengthened by the Visigoths and Moors, continue west from the Museo...


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For spectacular views, climb this large fortress, built by the Moors in the 9th century over old Roman foundations. To the south are...

Palacio de Carvajal

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This is the only palace in Cáceres you can visit, aside from the one housing the Museo de Cáceres. There is an imposing granite facade,...

Palacio de Orellana-Pizarro

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The Palacio de Orellana-Pizarro, renovated by Juan Pizarro himself in the 16th century, now serves as a school and has one of the most...

Palacio de los Duques de San Carlos

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Next to the church of San Martín, this palace is now a convent of Hieronymite nuns who can occasionally be glimpsed on the balconies...

Palacio de los Golfines de Abajo

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The stony severity of this palace on the Plaza Mayor seems appropriate when you consider it was once the headquarters of General Franco.

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 to 1515. Only...

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...


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