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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Travel back a few centuries in Cáceres's Ciudad Monumental (aka casco antiguo or ciudad vieja ), one of the best-preserved medieval...

La Villa

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This is Trujillo's oldest area, enclosed by restored stone walls. Follow them along Calle Almenas, which runs west from the Palacio de...

Monasterio de Yuste

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In the heart of La Vera—a region of steep ravines ( gargantas ), rushing rivers, and sleepy villages—lies the Monasterio de San Jerónimo...

Museo Nacional de Arte Romano

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Across the street from the entrance to the Roman sites and connected by an underground passageway is Mérida's superb Roman art museum,...

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...

Parque Natural de Monfragüe

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At the junction of the rivers Tiétar and Tajo, 20 km (12 miles) south of Plasencia on the EX208, lies Extremadura's only national park.

Plaza Mayor

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One of the fines plazas in Spain, this superb Renaissance creation is dominated by a bronze equestrian statue of Francisco Pizarro—the...

Plaza de España

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Mérida's main square adjoins the northwestern corner of the Alcazaba and is lively both day and night. The plaza's oldest building is...

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 colossal monastery church, flanked by battlement...

Roman monuments

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


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