Caceres, a city of cultures and traditions.
Declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986
We are just a short walk away from in the old town of Caceres, allowing you to easily explore its cultural richness. Numerous events are organized throughout the year, including Easter processions, classical theater festivals, Irish music festivals, medieval market etc.
Caceres is also a city of cinema with many film and television series productions, including the globally renowned series ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘La Catedral del Mar,’ among many others.
The city boasts numerous restaurants offering local, traditional or fusion cuisine, including the renowned Atrio, which holds 3 Michelin stars.
HELGA DE ALVEAR MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART
The Helga de Alvear Museum has one of the most important collections of contemporary art. This museum is located next to Casa Pizarro Hotel.
CASA DE LAS CIGUEÑAS
You can continue your visit to Cáceres in the Plaza de San Pablo, where the House of the Storks or the Cáceres Ovando is located. The House of the Storks is a 15th century building, which is currently the headquarters of the Military Command of Cáceres. Inside there is a collection of weapons, known as the Weapons Museum.
PLAZA DE SANTA MARÍA
The Plaza de Santa María is the nerve center of Cáceres. It is located just after passing the Arco de la Estrella and it is home to the Church of Santa María, which was the first Christian temple built following the Reconquista. This square is a meeting place and is famous because it hosts many of the celebrations.
IGLESIA DE SAN FRANCISCO JAVIER
The Church of San Francisco Javier, also called the Precious Blood, is a baroque-style Jesuit church, built in the 18th century and located in the Plaza de San Jorge. It is the discordant note of the old town as it has a white façade, a very different color from the rest of the buildings in the monumental city.
PALACIO DE LOS GOLFINES DE ABAJO
This palace is an essential place to see in Cáceres, not only because of the beauty of its façade but also because of its great historical importance. The Catholic kings stayed in this castle when they visited Cáceres.
PALACIO DE LAS VELETAS
The “Palacio de las Veletas”, also known as Casa de Los Aljibes, hides under its sober cloister one of the best Hispano-Muslim cisterns preserved in the Iberian Peninsula.
CONCATEDRAL DE SANTA MARÍA
The Holy Church Co-Cathedral of Santa María is the most important Christian temple in Cáceres and, since 1957, it has had the rank of Co-Cathedral. The origin of this church dates back to the 13th century as a Romanesque temple, but its destruction led to a late Gothic style church being proposed between the 15th and 16th centuries. It has a magnificent altarpiece carved in walnut.
TORRE DE BUJACO
The Bujaco Tower is the most important in the city and one of the symbols of Cáceres. It is an albarrana tower, built by the Almohads in the 12th century, on a base of Roman ashlars. It has a square floor plan, with two side machicolations and a front one, the latter in Renaissance style, added to the tower in the 18th century.
ARCO DE LA ESTRELLA
The Arco de la Estrella is the main entrance door to the Monumental City of Cáceres. It joins the Plaza Mayor with the Plaza de Santa María, both nerve centers of the old and new city.
Baroque in style, it was built by Manuel de Larra Churriguera in the 18th century on a 15th century construction, made in a special way to facilitate the passage of carriages to the Monumental City.
Holy Week in Caceres is declared a Festival of International Tourist Interest. Their processions travel through the Monumental City, which adds to the beauty of the parades the incomparable setting through which they take place.
Cáceres Classical Theater Festival
The Cáceres Classical Theater Festival has been held in this city of Extremadura since 1990, during the nights of the month of June. Works from the best classical texts and parallel activities such as workshops, exhibitions and small free performances are represented.
irish music festival
The Cáceres Irish Fleadh is an Irish music festival held every autumn in the Plaza de Santa María and the Gran Teatro. Musical performances are held with the participation of national and international artists in emblematic places in the historic center of Cáceres.
medieval market of the three cultures
It is a market that is held during the month of November and extends throughout the monumental city of Cáceres. It is called the Market of the Three Cultures because they are the main cultures that have lived in the city throughout its history: Christian, Muslim and Jewish.
Santuario virgen de la montaña
The Sanctuary of the Virgin of the Mountain is dedicated to the patron saint of Cáceres and is one of the places to which the people of Cáceres have the greatest devotion. It is a sanctuary built in the 18th century, in a baroque style inside and with a single nave with side chapels with images of Santa Ana and Cristo de la Salud.
Gastronomy of Cáceres
Cáceres has been awarded as the Spanish Capital of Gastronomy in 2015, Cáceres is the best place to enjoy the culinary excellence of Extremaduran food. Centuries of cultural mix united with quality cuisine based on exquisite products from our land.