Caceres Guide
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Cáceres Attractions

  • Plaza Mayor / Main Square
  • Arco de la Estrella / Arch of the Star
  • La Concatedral de Santa María / Cathedral of Saint Mary
  • Convento de la Compañía de Jesús / Convent of the Company of Jesus
  • Plaza de Santa María / Santa María Square
  • Palacio Episcopal / Bishop's Palace
  • Iglesia de San Mateo / Church of Saint Matthew
  • Torre de las Cigüeñas / Tower of the Storks
  • Museo de Cáceres / Cáceres Museum
  • Torre de Bujaco / Bujaco Tower
  • Iglesia y Convento de San Pablo / Church and Convent of Saint Paul
  • Palacio d Mayoralgo / Mayoralgo Palace
  • Palacio Carvajal / Carvajal Palace
  • Palacio Toledo-Moctezuma / Toledo-Moctezuma Palace

Top Festivals

Womad / World of Music, Arts and DanceFeast Day of Saint James Apostle
Spain's version of this international music festival, featuring bands from a wide range of world music styles: Australian aboriginal, African, Indian, Reggae, Celtic, etc.

Fiesta De San Jorge / Festival of Saint George
This celebration of Cáceres' patron saint, San Jorge, begins on April 21st with an evening parade and continues for another two days with all sorts of fun and festivities.

Ferias De Cáceres / Festival of Cáceres
Held each year in late May or June, this week long festival is packed with concerts, fireworks, bullfights and numerous other activities and festivities.

Food & Drink

Like much of Spain's interior regions, Extremadura has a rural, "countryside" cuisine incorporating simple recipes that often revolve around the climate, making for a beautifully relaxing place to take Spanish courses. The host of roasted meats and hearty stews, for example, help beat the winter cold while refreshing dishes like gazpacho help you stay cool during the region's sweltering summers.

  • Migas extremeñas: Fried breadcrumbs combined with ham, garlic and spices.
  • Gazpacho: Cold, tomato-based vegetable soup.
  • Caldereta extremeña: A stew made with vegetables, spices, wine and either lamb or baby goat.
  • Caracoles: Snails cooked with onion, tomatos, peppers and bay leaves.
  • Torrijas: Bread soaked in a milk and egg mixture and then fried and served warm with sugar and cinnamon.
  • Jamón de bellota: Cured ham made from pigs on an acorn-only diet.

Weather

Cold winters and hot summers. The average temperature in winter doesn't surpass 10ºC and can go down to -5ºC; freezes aren't abnormal. In summer the average maximum temperature is 35ºC and the average minimum 20ºC. Precipitation is more frequent during fall (October & November) and spring (March, April & May), but rainfall is sporadic.

Getting There

By plane
Your best best is to fly into the airports in either Madrid or Seville and from there reach Cáceres either by train or by bus (see below).

By train
Cáceres' train station, located on Avenida Alemania, is located about a 10-minute walk from the edge of the Old Quarter. The city has the best rail connections in the province, with several daily trains going to / coming from Madrid (4-5 hours), Lisbon (4.5 hours) and numerous other destinations.

By bus
Right across from the train station is Cáceres' bus station, where you can catch buses headed for regional and national destinations. Every two or three hours buses depart of Seville and Madrid, and you can also catch rides to Trujuillo, Mérida, Guadalupe, Valladolid and Córdoba.

Getting Around

Cáceres' Old Quarter, where you're bound to be spending the bulk of your visit, is extremely compact and easy to explore on foot.

Fast Facts

PopulationApprox. 94,400
Autonomous CommunityExtremadura
PeopleCacereños / Cacereñas
LanguagesSpanish
LocationWestern Spain
Tourist OfficeAddress: Plaza Mayor
Telephone: 92-701-08-34
Website: www.turismoextremadura.com

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