Are you already planning your next vacation? What do you think if you stay in Spain this year? Our country has nothing to envy to any other place on the planet, since within our borders we can find everything a tourist can look for: paradisiacal beaches, impressive natural landscapes, historical monuments and buildings, archaeological sites, a wide cultural offer …
Today at Vuela Viajes we want to stay in Extremadura , a land of contrasts that has many attractions, gastronomy being one of its strengths, in addition to its desire to take care of its beautiful towns. Today we are going to show you precisely the most beautiful towns in this autonomous community. Would you like to join us?
First of all, we are going to tell you about Guadalupe, a town with cobbled streets and traditional architecture in Cáceres. The strong point of this place is that it preserves monuments of great value, such as the Monastery of Our Lady of Guadalupe Sanctuary, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Jerez de los Caballeros, Badajoz
Declared a Monumental Artistic Complex, Jerez de los Caballeros hides numerous monumental buildings, since the Phoenicians, the Romans, the Arabs and the Christians passed through this place. However, the ones who left a deep mark on this place were the Knights Templar.
The medieval town of Trujillo, known as the birthplace of conquerors, is one of the best tourist destinations in Extremadura, as it houses a valuable set of castles , churches and manor houses located around the Plaza Mayor, declared an Asset of Cultural Interest. In addition, it must be taken into account that the Monfragüe National Park is located a few kilometers from Trujillo.
Known as Sevilla la Chica, Zafra was a strategic point on the Via de la Plata of Roman Hispania, from which its San Miguel cattle fair has remained. Of the town, the fortress stands out, which has a military appearance on the outside but looks like a palace on the inside. The rest of the town maintains the medieval character.
We also want to tell you about Trevejo, an extremely attractive town where there is no asphalt and gray stone predominates. What is most surprising about this place are the ruins of a castle on top of the hill.
What we like the most about Llerena is the mixture of cultures that is breathed here, being able to find a rich monumental heritage, with a multitude of convents, churches and palaces in its old town. The Church of Our Lady of Granada stands out, in a baroque style.
Robledillo de Gata, Cáceres
Another town that could not be missing from the list is Robledillo de Gata, which preserves a particular urban fabric and characteristic popular architecture . The town highlights its historic center, declared a Site of Cultural Interest, in addition to its spectacular natural environment.
In Cáceres, on the banks of the Jerte river, we find Plasencia, which has a spectacular old town. Inhabited by Romans and Arabs until the 12th century, it began to become the home of the region’s nobility from the 15th century, which can be seen in its current appearance of palaces, noble houses and important religious buildings.
Olivenza belonged to Portugal until the beginning of the 19th century. Founded by the Order of the Temple in the 13th century, it presents an architecture that mixes the Portuguese style with the Spanish. In addition, it should be noted that its monumental heritage is very high: an old town surrounded by walls , the Church of La Magdalena, the church of the Hermandad de la Misericordia, the Convent of the Clarisas …
Finally, we want to talk about Alcántara, a town that is also located on the border that separates Spain from Portugal and that has a rich monumental heritage, highlighting its Roman bridge and the buildings built by the Order of Alcántara. In addition, the landscape is truly spectacular and different adventure sports can be practiced here.