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  • 1 Centro histórico de Cáceres Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    E - 10000 Cáceres

    The unadorned sober architecture of the residences of Cáceres' noblemen bears witness to the hard lives of the former Christian knights who lived here. Only a few details such as a sculpted cornice or a coat of arms adorn the austere façades. Among t..

  • 2 Palacio de los Golfines de Abajo Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Cuesta del Marqués E - 10003 Cáceres

    The luxurious palace has a stone façade in a gothic-cum-plateresque style of 15C civil architecture. The influences of Arabic style can be seen in the gemeled window like a Moslem ajimez, and the rib framing the windows and door looks like an alfiz. ..

  • 3 Plaza Santa Maria Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. Santa María E - 10003 Cáceres

    Long irregular square in the centre of the old walled town. From this place, there are several views of the elegant ochre façades that characterise the historical centre of Cáceres. You can admire the Mayoralgo Palace and its recently restored gemele..

  • 4 Santa María Church

    Religious buildings

    pl. Santa María E - 10003 Cáceres

    From the outside, you will notise the high quadrangular tower flanked by two portals. Inside the church, three gothic aisles of nearly the same height have vaults with liernes and tiercerons with slim columns and pillars. Don't forget to see the beau..

  • 5 Church of San Mateo

    Religious buildings

    pl. de San Mateo E - 10003 Cáceres

    The interior of this church has a relatively simple style. The gothic nave dates back to the 14C. Except for the baroque retable, the only decoration comes from the lateral chapels (tombs decorated with coats of arms). Around the church on the northe..

  • 6 Casa de las Cigüeñas (Swan House)

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. de las Veletas E - 10003 Cáceres

    Currently occupied by the army, the Swan House is famous for its creneled tower that is the only one to have survived the demolition ordered in the late 15C.

  • 7 Casa de las Veletas (House of the Weather Cocks)

    Museums and art

    Plaza de las Veletas, s/n E - 10003 Cáceres

    The House of the Weather Cocks, built in the place of the Moorish Alcázar, has a fine 18C façade covered in baroque coats of arms. It houses the town museum and its archaeological collections (engraved steles from the Bronze Age, stone boars, Roman r..

  • 8 Casa del Comendador de Alcuescar

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    C. Ancha E - 10003 Cáceres

    This palace with its fine gothic is a parador now. The façade has tiny windows and a corner balcony. Moving along the palace ramparts via the exterior street, you arrive in front of the noble and austere façade of the Palacio de los Golfines de Arrib..

  • 9 Palacio de los Toledo-Moctezuma

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    av. Isabel de Moctezuma E - 10005 Cáceres

    This building was built by Juan Cano de Saavedra thanks to a large donation from his wife, who was the sister of the Aztec king Moctezuma. The palace has a fine façade topped with a gallery.

  • 10 Santiago Church

    Religious buildings

    Plazuela de Santiago E - 10003 Cáceres

    This church dates back to the romanesque period and was renovated in the 16C. Historically, it housed the military order of the Brothers of Cáceres (which was borne out of the military order of St-Jacques-de-Compostelle). Inside stands a retable by A..

  • 11 Carvajal Palace

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Amargura 1 E - 10003 Cáceres

    This is flanked by a 15C tower. A visit allows you to admire the interior of a noble house with its salons, patio and chapel.

  • 12 Virgen de la Montaña

    Religious buildings

    av. Virgen de la Montaña E - 10003 Cáceres

    A 17C baroque sanctuary erected on a hillside of olive trees that houses a famous statuette that, on the 1st Sunday of May, a picturesque romería leads to. From the esplanade, admire the view right across the Estremadura plateau.

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