Caceres in the region of Extremadura is one Spain’s World Heritage Sites. A walk through the narrow, cobbled streets will present you with the walls enclosing the old town with its mix of Roman and Arab buildings. They have been excellently preserved and about 30 of the wall towers remain.


Highlights include the Arco de la Estrella (Arch of the Star) which takes you inside the walled enclosure; Plaza de Santa María, surrounded by several palaces; the gothic Santa Maria Cathedral, constructed in the 1500's and several museums including the Archaeological Museum, Cathedral Museum and Contemporary Art Museum.


There is a good selection of shops selling historical artefacts and Caceres is easy to explore on foot with its abundance of sights and attractions.

Eating Out

A typically local dish will include pork, and pork products. Also traditional within the province are Shepherd recipes including lamb and lamb suckling stew (caldereta), migas (bread crumbs with sausage and bacon), etc. The sopas canas (with milk, bread, oil, paprika and garlic), and ropavieja (meat with a sauce that has egg and tomato) are other favourites.

Any of these specialities should be had with a glass of local wine and followed by the cakes and pastries made in the convents or monastries, particularly the sweets from the convent of San Pablo.

Tourist Information

Plaza Mayor, s/n 10003 Cáceres (Cáceres) Tel. +34 927010834 Fax. +34


There is an airport in Badajoz, south of Caceres in the Extremadura region.

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