The city of Cáceres
in the Extremadura region is situated in the centre of the flatlands that
combine with the characteristic Extremadura pasturelands to form an extremely
attractive landscape, on the center west part of Spain mainland. Cáceres is the capital city of one of the two provinces
making up the Autonomous Community of Extremadura. It is a a World Heritage City
Cáceres is a must for everyone in their
holidays to Spain especially for the ones who are interested in learning
of an encounter between worlds and cultures that have evolved through history (from
the Palaeolithic to the present day) in the same geographical space. This monumental city
is attractive with its city walls, Roman arches, Arab wells, vaults and pointed
arches, turrets and belfries alongside palaces with Renaissance patios and
Things to Do and See in Cáceres
The places of interest in Cáceres include;
City Tours in Cáceres
the City Walls
Cathedral Church of Santa
Palacio de Carvajal
Palacio de Toledo-Moctezuma
Palacio de los Golfines de
Palacio de los Cáceres-Ovando
Church of San Mateo
Palacio del Comendador de
Palacio de los Golfines de
Palacio de Godoy
Church of Santiago de los
Plaza de San Jorge
Palacio de Mayoralgo
Palacio de Adanero
Museo de Cáceres – Palacio de
Museo de Historia y Cultura
Casa Museo Árabe Yusuf Al
Cathedral Church Museum
Cultural Guidance Centre
Parque del Príncipe (open-air
The city tours to participate and discover the Cáceres include;
Tour of the old quarter
- A 2-4 hours tours to discover the city by the Cáceres-Galarza Tourism
Tour of the sightseeing area - A full day tour.
Tour along the radial route - Cáceres to Trujillo
and than back to Cáceres.
Cuisine ~ What to Eat
The gastronomy of
Cáceres has much to offer to its
visitors. The traditional cuisine of Cáceres based on the innards of pigs and
with its delectable lamb stews, toothsome
sausages and tempting pork products as well as the bread, a key ingredient in
soups and the fabled migas (fried breadcrumbs). A typical menu include wild
asparagus, truffles, tench and frogs. Soups are essentially based on bread and
enhanced by tomatoes, figs, garlic and ham, garlic and eggs or pork fat and
Gazpacho and Pot stews are also favorite.
Frite, a dish with lamb is one of Cáceres’ most popular dishes that includes
pieces of fried lamb and potatoes seasoned with paprika, all cooked together and
served with a thick dressing made from crushed lamb’s liver, garlic and peppers.
As for the pork dishes; the most famous ones include; pestorejo that the pig’s
ear served with fried tomatoes and peppers; minced pork with paprika; prueba and
moraga. Cáceres is also famous with its wide range of tasty sausages. Frogs that
are coated with beaten eggs and breadcrumbs and then fried, or stewed with
tomatoes are among the most popular dishes as well as the lizard that is cooked
in green sauce or battered. The Tortas del Casar is the most popular cheese of
the region. When it comes to wines, home-made pitarras that are produced only in
small quantities are the popular ones. The whites from Sierra de Gata, the ones
from Cañamero, Montánchez and Miajadas are great.
Handicrafts ~ What to Buy
Traditional handicrafts has an
in the province of Cáceres. Basketry
is unique to the northern part of the province. The Montehermoso caps that are
made from stalks of rye and decorated with sequins and tiny mirrors, are the
symbol of a tradition and a regional identity. Copper is widely-used
throughout the province of Cáceres and the best copper items can be found in
Guadalupe. Silverware is also take part in the city's best items. The
products of the silversmiths of Cáceres are amazing and worth to buy. Cork
is another great one that is mostly used in lamps, decorative objects, gifts and
other handicrafts in towns of Valencia de Alcántara, Casar de Cáceres and
Malpartida de Cáceres. Pottery and ceramics comes next where Cáceres has always
been famous for its high quality pottery and ceramics.
Cultural Events &
Fiestas in Cáceres
Mártires San Fabián y San Sebastián in January 20.
Fiestas: Las Candelas
and San Blas in February 2 and 3.
Holy Week. Event of
National Touristic Interest.
Fiesta. San Jorge,
patron saint of the city in April 23.
Foro Sur. Contemporary
Ibero-American Art Fair in April.
Descent into the city of
Virgen de la Montaña held 10 days before the first Sunday in May.
Ethnic Music Festival promoted by Peter Gabriel in the second week in May.
Feria de Mayo. Cáceres
leading fair held on the Day of San Fernando.
Cáceres Theatre Festival.
Classical theatre festival held in the squares in the sightseeing area in
Festival of the Peoples of the World at the end of July.
Spanish Ancient Music
Festival at the beginning of September.
Mediaeval market. A
Tri-cultural market in November.
There are many convenient ways
to get to Cáceres.
The expressway Autovía de la Plata (A-66) links Cáceres
with Plasencia (84 km) and Salamanca (215 km) to the north and with Mérida (68
km) and Seville (264 km) to the south. National Road 521 crosses Cáceres from
east to the west and leads to the Portuguese axis of IP-2. And to the east, it
merges up with Trujillo and the A-5 Expressway. There is also a good railway
service through Cáceres.
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Cáceres Useful Telephone numbers
Municipal Tourist Office
Phone: +34 927 247 172
Ayuntamiento de Cáceres (City
Concejalía de Turismo
Plaza Mayor, 10003 Cáceres
Phone: +34 927 255 765
Fax: +34 927 216 577
Oficina de Turismo de Cáceres
Junta de Extremadura, Plaza Mayor,
Phone: +34 927 010 834
Plaza Obispo Galarza
Phone: +34 927 243 188
Centro de Interpretación “Torre
de Bujaco” (Cultural Guidance
Phone: +34 927 246 789
Oficina de Información Turística
Asociación Profesional de Guías
Turísticos de Cáceres
Plaza Mayor, 2
Phone: +34 927 217 237
Patronato de Turismo, Artesanía y
Cultura Tradicional de Cáceres
Palacio de Carvajal
Phone: +34 927 255 597/598
Carretera de Sevilla
Phone: +34 927 232 550
Avda. de Alemania
Phone: +34 902 240 202
Phone: +34 927 232 323, 34 927
212 121, 34 927 242 424