is one of the most beautiful and least known regions of interior Spain. It contains
beautiful cities with many different influences that can be seen: Roman, Moorish,
Medieval and aristocratic.
city of Cáceres has anold quarter ringed by old Moorish walls and watchtowers,
full of Renaissance churches and palaces.
is another Extremadura town with a well preserved medieval quarter. The Extremaduran
tradition of sending conquistadores to the New World is also well illustrated
in Caceres, with manorial homes built with plunder. On the Pizarro mansion, note
the captive native americans carved into the stone work.
was one of the most important cities in Roman Spain and today retains a wide selection
of monuments from that era: a well-preserved theater, an amphitheater, villas,
a triumphal arch, a temple and an aqueduct can all be seen.
medieval monastery of Guadalupe is in the mountains of eastern Extremadura. Its
Black Virgin has made it an important place of pilgrimage for centuries.
is another important Extremaduran monastery, remembered as the monastery to which
Holy Roman Emperor Charles V retired.