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Main cities of Extremadura

The beauty of nature and the splendour of the historical and artistic heritage merge in Cáceres, Badajoz, Mérida and Plasencia.

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An impressive historical legacy

The beauty of nature and the splendour of the historical and artistic heritage merge in Cáceres, Badajoz, Mérida and Plasencia.

The community of Extremadura stands out because of its great historical and artistic legacy, a heritage which it preserves carefully in the great cities and which you are invited to visit. The first stop on your tour should be the city of Badajoz. A border city holding great treasures form the era of Moslem domination. But that's not all, because Badajoz has a broad catalogue of leisure activities of its own, as well as renowned festivities, such as Carnival, Festivity of National Tourist Interest.

Your next stop can only be on Mérida, a beautiful city of important for the monuments of the Roman ensemble, as you will discover by visiting the impressive archaeological legacy, good examples of which are the Roman theatre and amphitheatre. The archaeological site has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Proof of this city's glorious past is that it was the starting point for the ancient Silver Way (Vía de la Plata), which paves the way for its cosmopolitan present and future, as demonstrated by the range of leisure and tourist activities which it offers.

You should also make another stop in Caceres. This city has been inhabited since Prehistory and still bears the footprints of all those who lived here in its traditions and the excellent architecture in its medieval and renaissance old town. Enjoy its narrow streets, where history steps out in front of you. A city which also has an active cultural life.

Extremadura holds many more treasures, as is the case with Plasencia. It is the capital of the Jerte and the wealth of its heritage has remained intact since its foundation in the 12th century, which has earned it the category of cathedral and monumental city. A city which also offers you direct contact with nature in its purest state.

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