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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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Siberia in Spain

Water, water, water everywhere in this region

This region of west Spain is known as La Siberia (yes, like the region located in north Asia) Water is the most representative element in this zone: the reservoir of La Serena in the south is the greatest reservoir in Western Europe. And the dams of Orellana, García Sola and Cíjara makes this region to […]

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Don Benito, Villanueva Medellin and Guadiana river

Views of Medellin from the castle

The Guadiana is one of two big rivers that flow through Extremadura lands. This zone is called Vegas of Guadiana because the lands are very fertile in the proximity of the Guadiana river in this area. Don Benito and Villanueva de la Serena are the main cities. Many cultures and civilizations were living in this […]

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Llerena in the south east land

The beautiful town of Llerena

The wide zones of dehesas and smooth mountain ranges are the perfect place for birds like the great bustard or the crane. In this zone we can see many references to ancient civilizations: dolmens and menhirs at Cardenchosa from prehistoric ages, or the roman town of Regina, with its beautiful roman theater. The visitor can […]

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Olivenza, a merge of Spain and Portugal

Defensive walls in Olivenza

The Guadiana river is in this zone the real border line between Spain and Portugal. The visitor can see the influence of Portugal culture in Olivenza monuments and even the people of this zone. As a frontier zone, Olivenza has many defensive buildings and castles scattered in many towns or isolated in mountain ranges all […]

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Badajoz city and surrounding areas

City of Badajoz

The Guadiana and Gevora rivers flow through this fertile land, also known as Baldios. This zone combines farming countries with wide dehesas full of holm oaks. Alburquerque was an important frontier town in the Middle Age. It has a impresive XII century castle called Castillo de Luna. The castle called Castillo de Azagala is near […]

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Merida and surrounding area

Merida Roman Theater

Augusta Emerita (Merida) was the administrative and military center of the Roman province of Lusitania. Nowadays, the city holds many Roman monuments and treasures. Merida is a World Heritage City, and has the most important set of Roman ruins of Spain: the Roman Theater, Amphitheatre, Circus, Trajano’s Arc, Aqueducts, Roman houses.. Near Merida is the […]

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Tierra de Barros and Hornachos

Hornachos landscape near Sierra Grande

Tierra de Barros is a zone of wines and wineyards. The name can be translated as ‘Land of mud‘, so called because the fertiles fields of this area. Almendralejo is a beautiful city, a mix of modernity (it is a middle size city) and the charm of typical Spanish little towns. It is known as […]

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Zafra and Bodion river region

Feria town from the castle

This zone is located between Tierra de Barros and the mountain range of Sierra Morena, in the Via de la Plata (the actual name comes from the Roman name ‘Via Delapidata’, as paved road), the old route connecting the north and the south of Spain. Zafra, Feria and other towns in this zone were very […]

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Tentudia region at south west of Extremadura

Monastery of Tentudia

This land combines open country with high mountain ranges. The mountain range of Tentudia is the higher in Badajoz province. The natural places in this zone are beautiful and there are many points of interes: The Caves at Fuentes de Leon, the natural park La Pisa del Caballo, or the old and big cork oak […]

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