Tailor made holidays: 5 places you can not miss in Extremadura
Extremadura is possibly one of the most unknown and infra valued areas, even by spanish people. Something really unfair because of the beauty of an area that would match all your requirements in your next tailor made holidays . Follow us on this brief walk through the land of the iberian serrano ham.
Jerez de los Caballeros
The Roman empire, the visigoths, the muslims and the templars settled here so… for sure there’s something here… This small village is known as the village of the five towers. Why? Easy, The five towers can be seen from far away. The San Bartolomé and San Miguel Arcángel towers are the most beautiful ones and will lead our steps in this village just looking up.
Zafra is known as “Sevilla la Chica” (the little seville) though it has enough charms to bright by itself. A monumental village in the middle of Merida, Badajoz, Seville, Cordoba and Huelva. There are many reasons why you should visit it and walk for hours along its streets and palaces in addition to its Plaza Grande and Plaza Chica (Big Square and Little Square). Its old quarter has been declared Artistic Historical Site of National Interest.
The beauty of Trujillo has no comparison. Its castle from the IXth century and its Plaza Mayor (Major Square) are both things you’ll always remember. In this place two of the most famous explorers were born, Francisco Pizarro, who discovered Peru and Francisco de Orellana, who discovered the Amazonas river. There’s a popular song in Spain that says: “Trujillo is the most beautiful village in Spain, and whoever doubts it must go and visit it”.
Hervás should be another must-see during your tailor made holidays in Spain. There are several reasons: the jewish neighborhood close to the river Ambroz, declared Artistic Historical Site; the impressive religious heritage that includes the convent of the Trinitarios and the church of Santa María. We must also highlight the Palace of Dávila and all the natural heritage like the chestnut forests of San Andres, la Chorrera and La Tejea.
Guadalupe exists because of the construction of the Royal Monastery of Santa Maria of Guadalupe, patroness of Extremadura. Works started in 1340 by order of Alfonso XIth, the king, who also ordered to build a village around to host the workers first and tourists of the monastery later. The small houses and the narrow streets will delight you.
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