Caceres travel guide
Caceres gives its name to a province of Extremadura region. It’s a small city with a population around 90.000 habitants. The city is situated on Westside of Spain, bordering Portugal border on the west and Castilla La Mancha on the east and Badajoz province in the south. It is connected to Madrid by railway and motorway at about 250km away from the capital.
Its history can be traced back for thousands of years in the surrounding area since there are evidences of being settlements at Neolithic times in Maltravieso caves. The actual city was founded by the Romans in 25 BC.
Caceres was declared a World Heritage City by UNESCO in 1986 because of the city's blend of Roman, Islamic, Northern Gothic and Italian Renaissance styles, as a result of the evolution of the city throughout the centuries. While walking around the old town, you will be immersed in a medieval city, plenty of palaces and surrounded by a wall. This special atmosphere has been used by many directors to make the setting for their movies.
The weather is quite warm in winter, although it is very hot in summer, reaching 35 ºC easily.
In its Gastronomy, Caceres is heavily influenced by its typical ploughman’s meals, examples like "migas", lamb and cured pork products, take a very important role in Caceres cooking.