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Welcome to Cáceres

Welcome to Cáceres – A travel back in time.

Cáceres is the capital of Cáceres province, in the autonomous community of Extremadura, south-west Spain. This medieval city bears the traces of highly diverse and contradictory influences. Its Ciudad Monumental (Old Town) sets up an unique privileged Monumental Ensemble in Spain and Europe but it also is a charming modern city. The walled area of Cáceres has the most important Civil and Religious architecture complex from the Spanish Renaissance that remains intact nowadays. Most religious and civil buildings in the Old Town date back to late XIV century and, specially, the XV and XVI centuries. Because of this, Cáceres was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986.


Information and facts.


Location.
Cáceres is situated in Western Spain, close to the Portuguese border. The closest airport is Barajas, in Madrid, which is a three-hour drive away. You can reach the city by train or bus, if you don’t bring your own car.
Sightseeing.
In Cáceres, you will be able to visit rests of the first human settlements from Upper Palaeolithic period in Maltravieso’s Cave (La Cueva de Maltravieso), the ruins of the first Roman settlement in t Cáceres El Viejo camp (Campamento de Cáceres el Viejo), its Arabic walls and the second biggest cistern in the world, its Jewish Quarter and a civil and religious architecture complex unique in the world.
While you walk around its narrow streets you may wonder if you’re still in the 21st century. Palaces, mansions, churches and convents follow one another allowing the tourist to go back in time.
Gastronomy.
Cáceres’ gastronomy include Roman, Arabic and Jewish recipes that mix with traditional Spanish recipes, creating an cultural mixed gastronomy. That is one of the reasons it was declared the Gastronomy Capital of Spain. In Cáceres, you will be able to taste some traditional dishes but also innovative ones, all of them prepared with ingredients of the best quality.
Shopping.
The most interesting shops can be found in: Cánovas Area (fashion boutiques of important international companies), centre (from jeweller’s to shoe shops, accessories and sports shops to shops selling gastronomic products typical of Cáceres). In Centro Comercial Ruta de la Plata you will find shops, franchises and a leisure area, cafes, etc. Furthermore, every Wednesday, year round, there’s a street market, from 8am to 2pm, in the street Miguel Ángel Ortí Belmonte in La Mejostilla.

Night-life.
Close to 100.000 habitants and a large student community, it is no surprise that Cáceres has a great night-life scene of bars, pubs, discos, dining and entertainment.
Time.
Standard time zone: UTC/GMT +1 hour.
Climate.
Cáceres is nice even in winter. The average annual temperature is 16ºC and there aren’t many rainfalls in autumn and winter.
Public transport.
Cáceres’ transport network includes trains and buses that connect the city with the rest of the cities around and local buses. Here you can find all the information about Cáceres’ local buses:
http://www.ayto-caceres.es/ciudad/autobuses-urbanos

 

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