Badajoz guide

Badajoz has a population of about 150,000 inhabitants and in the past it was an important fortress. It is a city very famous for the cordiality and sympathy of its inhabitants, who always do their best to make any visitor feel at home, something that is appreciated when tourists arrive anywhere.

Here is a short guide to Badajoz so that you know what is most interesting and you can visit it during your trip. Take note:

Alcazaba : It is one of the best preserved walled Moorish castles in our country and has several towers that still remain intact.

Old Town : the perfect place to stroll around and visit many of its squares, such as San José or Spain. Here you can do a lot of shopping too, especially if you like to take the typical products of each city with you.

Churches : To highlight the Church of Santo Domingo, the Church of San Andrés and the Church of San Agustín de la Concepción. The Cathedral of San Juan is very interesting, a spectacular building that has up to 12 side chapels.

Puente de las Palmas : It crosses the Guadiana river and has 32 arches. It was built in the 16th century and is just over 500 meters long.

Museums : There are several very interesting, such as the Extremadura and Ibero-American Museum of Contemporary Art, the Archaeological Museum (it is on an old mosque) or the Provincial Museum of Fine Arts.

Gastronomy : Badajoz has a very simple gastronomy that is based on meats, exquisite in this area and with lamb or veal as the protagonists. Iberian pork hams, fish, fruit and vegetables are also very important in their dishes. In addition, the wine, like all Extremadura, is delicious.