Cultural and historic tourism

"...Los grillos y las ranas
cantaban a lo lejos,
y cantaban tamién los colorines
sobre las jaras y los brezos,
y roändo, roändo, de las sierras
llegaba el dolondón de los cencerros..."

La Nacencia, Luis Chamizo ( El Miajón de los Castúos )

We organize sightseeing tours and excursions to the most interesting cities in Extremadura. In addition, you may also book a transfer, guide and interpreter.

Cultural and historic places of interest

- MÉRIDA

Mérida enchants travellers as it is a city of huge attraction, essentially because of its Roman, Visigoth and Arab legacy.
As it was named the capital of the Roman province of Lusitania, the city experienced a period of great splendour whose proof we can witness in its magnificent buildings: Theatre, Amphitheatre, Circus, temples, bridges and aqueducts.
A visit to the National Museum of Roman Art is a must to get to know the city's past and get an idea of what was ancient Mérida like.

+info: www.turismomerida.org/en

- CÁCERES

[ 62 Km from Mérida on highway ]

The "Monument City of Cáceres" was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1986 and we find cultural resources there which are worth mentioning such as its religious architecture (Cathedral of Santa María de Cáceres, Church of San Francisco Javier, Church of San Mateo, Shrine of la Paz...), its palaces and noble houses (Palacio de las Veletas, Palacio Episcopal, Palacio de los Golfines de Abajo, Casa de los Sánchez Paredes...) and its cultural spaces ("Casa Pedrilla" Museum of History and Culture, Cáceres Museum, interpretation centres etc.).

+info:www.turismo.ayto-caceres.es

- TRUJILLO

[ 90 Km from Mérida on highway ]

Trujillo is one of the more interesting towns for the tourist. It is located in the east of the provincial capital on a granite hill that dominates the plain that surrounds it. "Cradle of conquerors" with a magnificent heritage that offers guided visits to La Alberca, the Arab Cistern, Alcázares, convents and its Castle located in the highest part of the city on a hill known as "Cabeza del Zorro".

+info: www.turismotrujillo.com

- GUADALUPE

[ 129 Km from Mérida on highway ]

The history of this town is closely linked to the Royal Monastery of Santa María de Guadalupe (Declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1993). The Monastery is one of the most important sanctuaries of Spain and a hotbed of Marian spirituality. One may note the beautiful fruit trees, its Mudejar Cloister, its Embroidery Museum, the Illuminated Books Museum and the Painting and Sculpture Museum that attract many visitors throughout the year.

+info: www.monasterioguadalupe.com

- ZAFRA

[ 63 Km from Mérida on highway ]

Zafra was founded by the Celts around 7th century B.C. The main monument is a Castle or Fortress, which belonged to the Dukes of Feria. It is one of the most prosperous towns of Extremadura at the end of Middle Ages and during the 16th and 17th centuries, due to its famous handicraft workshops and leather industry. Today it is a modern city which has an important commercial infrastructure and hospitality services, blessed with beautiful walks and squares, which occupy large spaces, making it a pleasant and peaceful place.

+info: www.zafra.es