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Extremadura Travel Guide

Extremadura Holidays - Merida, Badajoz & Caceres Attractions and Activities   by Steve Greenwood

Extremadura is located in southwest Spain bordering Portugal and the regions of Castilla & Leon, Castilla La Mancha and Andalucia. It consists of the two provinces Badajoz and Caceres, which are respectively the largest and second-largest provinces in Spain. Extremadura is the poorest region in Spain and is also one of the least visited. It is also one of the most beautiful with a landscape consisting of plains, mountains, meadows of cork oaks and fields of stone and lime. Many of the famous Spanish conquerors (Conquistadors) were born here who later went on to settle in America naming many of the new cities with those from towns in Extremadura.

Merida capital of Extremadura 
Merida is in the province of Badajoz and was founded by the Romans in 25 BC to become the capital of their western province of Lusitania. It lies at the Roman crossroads that link Toledo with Lisbon and Salamanca with Seville. Merida has one of the most outstanding collections of Roman monuments in Europe. The most incredible is the Roman Theatre with a magnificent colonnaded stage wall and a capacity for up to 6,000 people. During the summer months, the theatre is often used for drama productions and festivals. 

By the side of the Theatre can be found a remarkable elliptical Roman Amphitheatre. It had the capacity to hold up to 15,000 spectators who were entertained with chariot races and gladiatorial contests of strength. At times the arena was even flooded for re-enactments of victorious sea battles. 

Roman Arena, Merida, Badajoz, Extramadura, Spain
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Located just over the road is the National Museum of Roman Art, a modern building that contains beautiful collections of Roman sculptures, artefacts, paintings, locally minted coins and mosaics.

Badajoz Holiday Attractions 

Badajoz is the largest province in Spain and is bordered by the provinces of Caceres, Cordoba, Seville, Ciudad Real, and Huelva. The landscape throughout the region appears quite desolate with slightly undulating hills and vast open spaces. It has one large river called the Guadiana, which traverses the north of the province from east to west. Most of the year the river can be crossed quite easily as only at certain times does the river swell to cover the riverbed. The climate in Badajoz region varies between fiercely hot during the summer months and extreme cold in the winter.
Father and Son Looking over Town, Caceres, Extremadura, Spain
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Caceres Holiday Attractions 

The Main Square (Plaza Major) is the best place to start in Caceres from which to explore the labyrinth of streets that are lined with imposing buildings. Passing through the old city walls via the Arco de la Estrella (Star Arch) can be found Plaza de Santa Maria where the Cathedral de Santa Maria can be found. The cathedral is Gothic in design, and this is where many of the Conquistadors are buried. There are many grand looking palaces situated around the Plaza and some of the most appealing shops in Caceres can be found on the streets radiating out.

Further up the hill on Plaza de las Veletas, can be found the Museo de Caceres (City Museum). The Museum contains a wonderful collection of prehistoric and Roman artefacts, along with a 17th century Arab Cistern with a preserved baroque facade. Also on this square is the Palacio de la Cigüeñas (House of the Storks) distinguished by it's tower. On top of many rooftops and bell towers in Caceres can be seen many storks nests who have for many years made the city their home too.

Extremadura Attractions 

Summer temperatures in Extremadura are typically intense with spring and autumn offering the best weather to visit. The region is a popular destination for outdoor activities and sports with many Spaniards visiting to hunt in the forests, fish in the many reservoirs and ride horses along ancient routes. The reservoirs also offer a multitude of water sports and are a great substitute for the region having no beaches.

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About the Author: Steve Greenwood invites you to visit Extremadura Property Rentals for accommodation and attractions in Merida, Caceres and Badajoz. Visit for holidays and accommodation in all the regions of Spain including the Canary Islands Fuerteventura, Tenerife and Lanzarote.



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AC Badajoz
The AC Badajoz is a low-rise modern hotel with chic interiors located in the suburbs of Badajoz, five kilometres from the buzzing nightlife of the city centre, and two kilometres from the Portuguese border. The hotel restaurant serves a fusion of Spanish, Portuguese and international tastes, served at breakfast and dinner in a stylish eatery. Decor includes contemporary dark wood furniture, paneled walls and olive green booths.  Guests can combat the excesses of the Spanish culinary experience in the fitness centre, or unwind in a decadent Turkish bath or sauna. Guests can get their caffeine fix in the ultramodern lobby lounge/café while they get up-to-date on current affairs with complimentary newspapers and high-speed Internet connections (surcharge). Badajoz Airport is 10 kilometres from the hotel. 
Badajoz Center Hotel, Badajoz
The modern Hotel Badajoz Center, with grey and peach-colored façade, is located in the shopping and business district of Badajoz, 12 kilometers from the airport. The town's cathedral and the fine art and modern art museums are all within one kilometer of the hotel.  Local dishes and international food is served in the relaxed, contemporary ambience of the hotel's restaurant, with its brown walls, table lamps and yellow chairs. The outdoor swimming pool is lined with contemporary loungers and the solarium is the best spot for soaking up some rays. The 88 air conditioned guestrooms feature chic white décor with burgundy fanbrcis and crisp white bedding; furniture is in contrasting dark wood.
Confortel Badajoz
This modern, white complex is surrounded by the Guadiana golf course and is located three kilometers from the center of Badajoz, in the region of Extremadura. Access can be arranged to the Guadiana golf club next door, which has a gymnasium, sauna and 18-hole golf course. Badajoz center has a variety of shopping and dining options, only 3 kilometers away.  In the restaurant, La Cazuela, guests can try local and Mediterranean cuisine and a range of wines served in a relaxed, informal atmosphere with a simple white décor and dark wood furnishings.  Guests can have a revitalizing dip in the outdoor pool and play squash or tennis on clay courts. Conference rooms are available for seminars and business meetings.  Air-conditioned guestrooms feature a simple white décor with rural-style dark-wood furnishings.
Husa Zurbarán, Badajoz
The Husa Zurbaran is a five-floor hotel situated in front of Castelar Park in the shopping centre of Badajoz in south-western Spain, close to the Portuguese border. A number of tourist attractions are within walking distance of the hotel including: the Art Museum, which is 400 metres away; the Archaeological Museum, 700 metres away; and Plaza Ayuntamiento Cathedral which is 800 metres from the hotel. Further afield is the Lusiberia Aquatic Park which is 3.5 kilometres away. Badajoz Airport is 12 kilometres from the hotel, an approximate driving time of 15 minutes.  The hotel's Los Monjes restaurant serves international cuisine with regional specialties in a modern setting. Guests can soak up the sun on the loungers, take a dip in the outdoor pool, and relax with a drink in the bar. 
Sercotel Rio Badajoz
The Hotel Rio Badajoz is located on the banks of the Guadiana River in Badajoz, Spain, close to the Portuguese border. The casino is next door, and the churches and squares of the old town are 800 metres away. The Hotel has an outdoor pool with a poolside bar. There is a mahogany bar and reading room, and secure parking is complimentary.  La Alacena Restaurant, with its mahogany-clad walls, specialises in Portuguese cooking.  There is a convention centre with several meeting spaces, the largest of which can accommodate up to 1,000 persons.  A babysitting service is offered at the hotel. There is also a regular bingo night.  The 101 air-conditioned guestrooms are have modern Mediterranean decor, and carved dark wood furnishings.
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Hotel Tryp Medea, Mérida
The Tryp Medea hotel is located in the area surrounding the old Roman bridge, an obligatory stop in the Silver route. Close to a shopping center. The building, in semicircular shape, is similar to a Roman Amphitheatre.  Restaurants and bars: Breakfast buffet (from 7.30am to 10.30am), Bar (open from 10.30am until midnight).  Room Service and Wireless Internet Access in common areas (additional charge), Air conditioning throught the building and parking.  Outdoor swimming-pool open in summertime.  103 Standard rooms.  23 Loft rooms of superior standard, situated on the 4th floor, equipped with a whirpool, spacious terrace, free newspaper and mini-bar.
Hotel Velada Mérida
This attractive hotel is in the tourist centre of Mérida, close to the Roman Ampitheatre, the theatre, National Museum of Roman art and many more interesting touristic attractions.  E Alcazaba, the restaurant in the hotel offers many specialities of the region and city.  In front of the hotel public transport is available.  The hotel has 99 rooms, 3 suitable for handicapped guests.  All rooms have air conditioning, minibar, trouser press, free wifi internet connection, service and direct telephone - en suite bathroom 
Exterior Views Parador de Mérida, Badajoz, Merida
The Parador conserves the structure of the former 18th c. convent, installed on the remains of a temple dedicated to the Concordia de Augusto, and offers the guest the opportunity to experience the rich heritage of the beautiful town of Mérida and surrounding natural areas.  Some of the most noteworthy spaces are the living room, the inner patio and the beautiful gardens where the 'Jardín de Antiguedades' (Garden of Antiquities) is located.  The garden is an archeological ensemble made up of Roman, Mudejar and Visigothic elements. The numerous gastronomic suggestions offered by the restaurant include 'criadillas de la Tierra' (truffles), 'caldereta extremeña' (stew), the assortment of 'gazpachos' (cold soup), and Almoharín figs.
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Convento De La Parra, La Parra near Zafra
Originally an ancient convent of the Order of Santa Clara, La Parra was built in 1673 and used by the Clarisa order of nuns until 1979. After a variety of uses by the municipality, it has now opened its doors to the world as a hotel to be enjoyed - indeed, a temptation to live in peace and tranquillity. Here, there is the sound of water, reflection of the sunlight, nocturnal silence, the whiteness of its walls, groined vaults, stone, wood, iron, terracotta, the cloister. The convent has a total of 21 rooms constructed in two phases. The old cells in the south wing are divided over two floors and take in four single and eight double rooms. The north wing, on the second floor has two suites, four special doubles and three double rooms. The dining room is located in the two naves of the old refectory.
Exterior Views Parador de Zafra, Zafra, Badajoz
The Parador de Zafra rises up in a majestic castle, on which construction was started in 1437 as the residence of the noble Spanish Dukes of Feria. The value of this castle-palace is expressed through a spectacular façade in an ideal setting to discover the monumental surroundings and the natural landscapes of the area.  Its bedrooms, which had Hernán Cortés as a guest, are stately, elegant and spacious. The swimming pool and the perfectly tended garden also stand out. The best dishes of the region can be found in the dining room, such as lamb stew, 'migas extremeñas' (fried breadcrumbs) and 'solomillo ibérico al queso de los Ibores' (Iberian sirloin with Ibores cheese).
Caceres Historic Jewish Quarter Walking Tour Half day tour of the old quarter of Caceres with an expert Private Local Guide.  If Spain had anything akin to the American Far West, it must have been Extremadura - the land beyond the River Duero - the area that gave birth to so many doughty Conquistadors. Cáceres (pop. 74,589), declared World Heritage City in 1985, sober, seigneurial and proud, lies in the heart of this conquistador homeland.  Largely medieval, the town walls date from the time of the Almohads and even preserve some Roman sections. Twelve of the thirty towers which once protected the enclosure are still standing.…more...
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Hotel Barcelo V Centenario, Cáceres
The modern Hotel Barcelo V Centenario is set in a quiet residential area, two kilometres from Caceres' historic centre with its squares and palaces, in northern Extremadura.  The Medieval Quarter of Caceres is two kilometres away and the Los Barruecos nature reserve is 10 kilometres from the hotel. Guests can enjoy a dip in the outdoor pool with its separate children's area. The pool is bordered by a terrace where barbecues are held during the summer months.  The hotel's a la carte restaurant offers a fusion of modern Spanish and regional Extremaduran dishes and has a wide selection of Spanish wines, while Las Americas serves Spanish and international dishes and healthy eating options.  The hotel's informal bar overlooks the gardens where guests can enjoy a pre-dinner drink or have a light snack, pastry or tapas. 
Husa Alcántara, Cáceres
Located in the centre of Cáceres, a few metres from the old quarter. We offer you our "Clavero" restaurant where you can taste a creative and varied cuisine, together with traditional Spanish products or renowned cheeses and wines made using traditional methods.  The hotel also offers a coffee shop, social room, convention rooms and parking.  The hotel offers 66 rooms, all of them with complete bathroom facilities, colour satellite TV, Canal Plus, mini-bar, air conditioning and heating. 
Husa Gran Hotel Don Manuel, Cáceres
Set in the heart of Caceres, this hotel is close to Plaza de Toros and Casa de los Toledo-Moctezuma. Another nearby attraction is Plaza Mayor. Dining options at Husa Gran Hotel Don Manuel include a restaurant. There is a full-service health spa on site. This 4.0-star property has a business center and offers small meeting rooms. High-speed (wired) Internet access (surcharge) is available in public areas. Additional property amenities include multilingual staff, tour/ticket assistance, and self parking. The property has designated areas for smoking. 
Sercotel Extremadura, Cáceres
The Sercotel Extremadura is located in Caceres, Spain, 500 metres from the city centre and 1.2 kilometres from the ancient walled town centre. Caceres Train Station is 1.5 kilometres away. This hotel has a garden, solarium, sauna, hot tub, and outdoor swimming pool on site. Babysitting and childcare services are available. There is wireless internet access throughout the hotel. Breakfast is available daily at the Sercotel Extremadura.  International dishes are served at the Orellana Restaurant and there is an onsite bar and cafe.  The 290 air-conditioned guestrooms have modern decor with warm tones, patterned bedspreads, and wooden furnishings.  Amenities include satellite television, direct-dial phones, wireless internet access, minibars, and writing desks. Marble bathrooms offer hair dryers and complimentary toiletries.
Exterior Views Parador de Cáceres, Cáceres
The former Torreorgaz Palace, built on Arabic foundations is located in the heart of the historical and artistic quarter of Cáceres, a town declared a World Heritage Site. Founded by Diego García de Ulloa, knight of the Order of Santiago, the Parador, a 14th c. construction, is presided over by its slender tower. The styles personalized in the building and its monumental surroundings, are Gothic, Renaissance and baroque. The inner courtyard and cobblestone, frames, beams covered with wood and the original mantelpiece in the living room make up the interior decoration. In this context the soft cream shades of the bedrooms are defined by good taste, spaciousness and comfort. Iberian sirloin steak with Casar cheese and roast kid with rosemary are representative of the varied cuisine of Extremadura.
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Parador de Guadalupe - Caceres Province
The Parador, built in convent style, rises up on what was the former Hospital of St. John the Baptist, a historical 15th c. building. It is a comfortable, friendly space, with whitewashed arches adorned with vegetation, an invitation to peace and quiet in the setting of a beautiful town declared a Historical and Artistic Monument. The garden stands out with its luxuriant plants and flowers, its secluded swimming pool, spacious common rooms on the inside with white walls, and bedrooms which recall the religious function of its origins. The simple but delicious local cooking can be seen in representative dishes: 'bacalao monacal' (cod, potatoes and spinach), 'ajo blanco extremeño' (garlic dish), 'migas extremeñas' (fried breadcrumbs), 'pollo a lo padre Pedro' (chicken dish), Iberian sausages, 'caldereta de cordero' (lamb stew), chestnut pudding and 'muégado de Guadalupe' (a fried sweet).
Exterior Views Parador de Jarandilla de la Vera - Caceres Province
In the middle of the orchard of La Vera and El Tiétar and set among ravines, natural pools, chestnut and oak forrests this castle-palace finds its shelter. Its surroundings feature natural scenery of rare beauty which enhance the richness of this historical and monumental setting which, for several months, was home to an illustrious guest: Emperor Charles V. The most outstanding exterior features include the turrets, the parade ground and the excellent swimming-pool, with olive and orange trees. Inside, we find halls with fireplaces, and the recently redecorated rooms which provide an intimate and peaceful atmosphere. In the restaurant, 'migas extremeñas' (fried breadcrumbs), potato soup, partridge stew, lamb loin in honey and La Vera fig compote are some of the dishes which stand out among the varied fare to be found in Extremadura cuisine.
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Hotel Isla del Gallo, Trujillo
The hotel is situated on the main part of the typical trujillana house from the XVII and XVIII century, totally rehabilitated respecting the original structure. Located in the centre of Trujillo (Caceres), 2 hours away from Madrid and close to el Parque Natural de Monfrague.  Trujillo is an excellent base from which to explore the most important towns of Extremadura and is just 254 km from Madrid. Nearby places of interest include: Natural Park of Monfrage (40 km) Cceres (46 km) Guadalupe (80 km) Plasencia (90 km).  The hotel offers buffet breakfast and continental cuisine as well as a wide variety on the menu at the restaurant.  Guests can work out at the gymnasium or relax at the refreshing sauna and swimming pool. 
NH Palacio Santa Marta Hotel Trujillo
An emblematic Renaissance style Palace, constructed in the XVI century, depicting a façade sculpted by the famous stone-cutter, Francisco and within is the Santa Marta Palace restaurant. Located in the main hall, its original construction of stone-cutting has been preserved, the restaurant has one of the most pleasant ambiences within the Trujillo population.  An emblematic palace of Renaissance style constructed in the XVI century with an exterior by the famous stonecutter ‘Francisco de las Casas’ (Francisco of the Houses), the restaurants Palace of Santa Marta lodges in its interior. Situated in the main room, in which its original construction of stonework has been conserved, is the restaurant, one of the most pleasant atmospheres within the area of Trujillo.
Exterior Views Parador de Trujillo, Trujillo
This beautiful Parador is located in the monumental town of Trujillo, the birthplace of discoverers, in the former Santa Clara monastery, conserving the atmosphere of peace and quiet offered by its conventual structure. Two beautiful cloisters stand out inside, one Renaissance with arches and columns, the other offering the site a note of luminosity which embellishes the surroundings. Ideal for rest, leisure and work, the Parador has monastic style common rooms and details, spacious, quiet and pleasant living rooms, noble bedrooms in which wood takes precedence and a bar located in the space which the refectory formerly occupied. The dishes served in the dining room are very tempting, the most outstanding being the tomato and cumin soup, the eggs scrambled with local products.
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