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La Serena, land of plains and water

Landscapes of La Serena

The richness of this natural area lies in its historical legacy and its delicious gastronomy. Livestock farming is the main activity in this charming land which shows their best to become a magic memory. The name of this zone comes from the Arab term Serna, translated as plain (open country). The actual translation from Spanish […]

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The Roman Bridge of Alcantara

Roman Bridge of Alcantara

This is a magnificent piece of engineering, builded in the times of Trajan, II century, by the architec Caius Julius Lacer. This important monument has a heigh of 57 metres, is 214 metres long and 8 metres wide. The bridge is supported on six graceful arches over five big pillars. In the central part is […]

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World Heritage Cities in Extremadura

Temple of Diana in Merida

A journey that shows us the cities of Cáceres, Guadalupe and Mérida. They had been declared World Heritage by UNESCO. Among all the beautiful places and the artistic richness in Extremadura, the so called “World Heritage Triangle” made of Cáceres, Guadalupe and Mérida stands out. These three cities have been recognized by the UNESCO with […]

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Have a great summer in Extremadura, Spain

Cascada del Caozo (Caozo waterfalls)

Temperatures rise, the sun shines in its peak and the plain turns into golden. It is time to travel, know and enjoy Extremadura and its amazing natural surroundings. A perfect time to be delighted with the fresh water of gorges, rivers, natural swimming pools, dams,lakes… Silent and calmness afternoons lead to noisy nights where there […]

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Sierra de Gata: mountains, valleys, landscapes

Sierra de Gata beautiful landscapes. Dam of Atalaya

Sierra de Gata is one of those fabulous places full of incomparable corners that enriches those who go there. It is located in the border with Portugal, this situation increases its cultural legacy, a memorable magical touch to all the towns and villages of Sierra de Gata. We begin our trip from Moraleja, this town […]

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A beautiful place to enjoy and relax: La Vera

Natural swimming pools in La Vera

Popular architecture is mixed with Nature, water in many rivers across mountains and countries, and singular and beautiful places. The region of La Vera attracts everyone who goes there. Water is the main element in the region of La Vera. The crystal-clear water falls from Tormantos and Gredos mounatin ranges, they join together with Tiétar […]

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The crane (Grus grus) in Extremadura

Cranes (Grus grus)

Every winter, about 75.000 cranes goes to Extremadura. This region is nowadays the main winter habitat for the european crane. Cranes cover in three weeks 3.000 kilometers from their nesting habitats in the North of Europe. Photo: Francisco Montero (CC BY-ND 2.0) The crane has the same size as the common stork. Feathers are cinder […]

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Great Bustard – The queen of plains

Great Bustard (Otis tarda)

It is the european heaviest bird and the biggest flying bird. Some of the biggest males weighing up to 20kg. Extremadura holds about 25% of the spanish great bustard population, that is about the 15% of Earth population. Photo: Great Bustard. Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0) The Great Bustard (Otis tarda) lives in plains and […]

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Cherry Tree Blossom Feast in the Valley of Jerte

Cherry Tree Blossom

At the end of March, the Valley of Jerte welcomes the spring season showing its best distinguising feature: the beauty of its cherry trees blossoming. This celebration is described as a natural wonder. The whole valley turns into white due to the cherry trees white flowers.. over a million cherry trees showing their flowers at […]

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Carnival in Badajoz

Carnival in Badajoz

The carnival fills with colour and original costumes the streets of Badajoz. This is one of the most important and well-known carnivals in Spain. Several months before February, many groups meet to design and confectionate the costumes they will wear in the Contest. At the same time street bands rehearse the satiric lyrics in the […]

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