The Romans founded the city of Cáceres around 25 B.C. in the region of Extremadura, in southwestern Spain. It is known to visitors as one of the most attractive cities in this area of the peninsular territory. The old town, known as Ciudad Monumental, still maintains a medieval atmosphere with its ancient walls and low percentage of modern buildings.
One of the curiosities is the large number of stork nests that can be found in the trees and rooftops. The city is very accessible for pedestrians and allows you to walk everywhere. The narrow alleys will transport visitors to another century and captivate them with their ancient charm.
WOMAD (World of Music, Arts and Dance) is a festival of world music, arts and dance, held in Cáceres since 1992, and is a free intercultural event. In addition to musical performances by different groups and soloists, other activities such as workshops, parades, craft markets and the fusion of different cultures are also organized.
One of the things that most surprises the visitor is the preservation of the buildings, especially the 30 towers that still survive from the Arab period. The city wall is still standing today and the difference between the ancient and modern architecture is very noticeable.
The traveler will find places of great historical and tourist interest such as the Torre de Bujaco or the Arco de la Estrella, built in the eighteenth century from ruins of the fifteenth century, and designed by Manuel de Lara y Churriguera. Also the Church of Santa Maria and the Church of San Mateo, where you can see architectural details of Baroque, Gothic and Renaissance style.
Cáceres is also surrounded by vast nature where you can enjoy a multitude of outdoor activities that give an added value to a destination that already offers a multitude of options.
If you are looking for a different destination where you can get to know an area of Spain really surprising and full of places to discover, Cáceres is your place.
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