Culture and history

For millennia, this region has been a cherished and strategically positioned land, drawing settlers to its embrace.

The allure of its favorable climate and fertile soil for farming and stockbreeding has endured since the arrival of the first inhabitants thousands of years ago.

Throughout its rich tapestry of time, a multitude of cultures and civilizations have called this land home. Prehistoric civilizations laid the foundation, succeeded by pre-Roman cultures, Romans, Visigoths, Arabs, and Christians, each leaving their indelible mark on the landscape.

The echoes of this diverse heritage resonate in the present, shaping the region's unique identity. A vibrant tapestry of festivals celebrates not only historical events but also the rhythm of nature and the changing seasons.

What to see in Cáceres - Quick tourism guide

The monumental ensemble of the city of Cáceres is simply impressive. In the Old Town (the historic center), you can see numerous palaces, towers, churches, and museums.

What to See in Mérida - Quick Tourism Guide

Mérida preserves one of the most complete archaeological ensembles on the Iberian Peninsula. In addition to the impressive Roman legacy (Augusta Emerita was an important city during the Roman Empire), you can observe the city's historical evolution throughout the Visigothic, Arab, and Christian periods.

World Heritage Cities in Extremadura

A journey that shows us the cities of Cáceres, Guadalupe and Mérida. They had been declared World Heritage by UNESCO.

Olivenza, a merge of Spain and Portugal

The Guadiana river is in this zone the real border line between Spain and Portugal. The influence of Portugal is present in the culture, architecture, monuments and even the people.

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.

Classic Theater Festival of Merida

Classic Greco-Latin Plays come back to life in the magnificent stage of the Roman Theatre of Mérida. It has a great prestige due to the combination of theatre, culture and all the well-kept Roman Heritage.

Merida and surrounding area

Augusta Emerita (Merida) was the administrative and military center of the Roman province of Lusitania. Nowadays, the city holds many Roman monuments and treasures.

Sierra Suroeste region

It's formed mainly by wide dehesas (vast expanse of wood pastures) with holm oaks and cork oaks erverywhere.

The 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 located the Arch of Triumph with some memorial tablets.

Trujillo and Miajadas area

Both are zones with a rich variety of natural areas, a paradise for birdwatching and all kind of outdoor activities