Founded by the ancient Romans, it retains widespread evidence of subsequent occupation by several different cultures. Its old town (Ciudad Monumental) has cobbled medieval streets, fortified houses and 16th-century palaces, and Gothic and Renaissance architecture. Encircled by 12th-century Moorish walls, it also has around 30 defensive towers, some occupied by nesting storks.

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Old Town

UNESCO world heritage

Royal Monastery of Santa María de Guadalupe

UNESCO world heritage

Monfragüe National Park

nature, birds

Cáceres Museum

archaeology, ethnography

Arch Estrela

15th century

Catedral de Santa Maria

romanesque remains

Bujaco Tower

12th century

Palace of Golfines De Abajo

15th century