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Summer shines in Extremadura

Extremadura offers you 1,500 km of freshwater coast and more than 50 natural bathing areas, representing the largest area of unsalted water in Spain.

El verano brilla más en Extremadura

Extremadura offers you 1,500 km of freshwater coast and more than 50 natural bathing areas, representing the largest area of unsalted water in Spain.

With the arrival of summer, there are also the terraces, the open air ... and the water.

What comes to mind? Santorini? The Carribean? Brazil?

You really don’t need a passport to ensure a holiday on the shores of an excellent location. And it is because Extremadura offers you 1,500 km of freshwater coast and more than 50 natural bathing areas, representing the largest area of unsalted water in Spain.

Come to the Orellana Reservoir and discover why its 'beach' was designated the first freshwater blue flag in the whole national territory. Or why Cheles has been the last to get this distinction.

Does the sand and towel proposal fall short? Grab your boots and hit Las Hurdes, where you can experience a much wilder side of nature, in a rugged environment with Nordic landscapes. You can even throw yourself into the water to paddle against the current with your hand.

Other wet areas that are particularly attractive are the Valle del Jerte, la Sierra de Gata or La Vera (where you can find several gorges along its route).

Piscina natural

If instead you prefer a dry environment, you may be thinking more about other options… A cultural getaway in Rome? A visit to Athens?

Although you may not know it, in Extremadura lies a large part of the legacy that the Roman Empire built. And the jewel in the Crown is the majestic Mérida Theatre. A magical place that has been providing its stage every summer since 1933 to the International Festival of Classical Theater of Mérida, or more recently, to national and international artists of the musical sphere through the Stone&Music festival.

And when the music ends, the culture continues. Because just 30 km from Merida is, for example, the Huerta Montero Prehistoric Sepulcher. An unknown group belonging to the Copper Age and with the uniqueness of having been built underground, unlike most of the tombs of that time.

Huerta Montero

Or the Convent of La Coria, in Trujillo, converted today into a museum focused on the representation of the links between Extremadura and Latin America.

In summer, Extremadura shows its most versatile face opening up a range of attractive possibilities. Discovering which ones connect with you only depends on you. And it is sometimes surprising to find everything you can imagine, where you least expect it.

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