Best places to visit in Extremadura: Cáceres, Hervas, Mérida, Plasencia, Trujillo, Zafra.
A region of contrasts where you’ll be able to visit exceptionally valuable historical sites. See a host of natural landscapes. Sample one of Spain’s most highly-prized cured hams.
Extremadura has three UNESCO World Heritage designated sites In Mérida, its capital, visitors should not miss exploring its archaeological site. Every summer it is the venue for a major theatre festival.
Historic Cáceres is also well worth a visit, as is the Royal Monastery of Santa María de Guadalupe in the surrounding area.
Enjoy spectacular scenery, always a particular favourite with birdwatchers. Highlights include the Monfragüe National Park, the Jerte valley and the region’s characteristic wooded pastures.
A visit to the Jerte valley is highly recommended in spring. The cherry trees are in blossom and the valleys are clothed in a blanket of white. The pastures are used for grazing the pigs, which then go on to make the world-renowned cured ham from the Dehesa de Extremadura.