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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Basílica de Santa Eulalia

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Originally a Visigothic structure, this basilica marks the site of a Roman temple as well as the alleged place where the child martyr...

Cathedral

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Plasencia's cathedral was founded in 1189 and rebuilt after 1320 in an austere Gothic style. In 1498 the great architect Enrique Egas...

Concatedral de Santa María

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This Gothic church, built mainly in the 16th century, is now the cathedral and the city's most important religious site. The elegantly...

Iglesia de Santa María La Mayor

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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...

Iglesia de Santiago

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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...

Monasterio de Yuste

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

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

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...

Real Monasterio de Santa María de Guadalupe

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

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

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...

Santuario de la Virgen de la Montaña

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Overlooking Cáceres's Ciudad Monumental is this 18th-century shrine dedicated to the city's patron saint. It's built on a mountain with...

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