Top 10 Things to do in Province of Caceres, Spain

December 10, 2017 Florencio Paulino

Discover the best top things to do in Province of Caceres, Spain including Old Town of Caceres, Puente de Alcantara, Monfrague National Park, Garganta de los Infiernos, Meandro Melero, Historic Centre of Trujillo, Libreria La Puerta de Tannhauser, Granadilla, Plaza Mayor de Trujillo, Museo Apple e Historia de la Computacion.
Restaurants in Province of Caceres

1. Old Town of Caceres

Caceres, Spain
Excellent
79%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 2 reviews

Old Town of Caceres

Reviewed By Tantiko - Singapore, Singapore

This is a small medieval town which can be covered easily on foot. The outer perimeter of the town is typical of a small modern town but once you reach the older portions, it's all quite well preserved and feels like step back to medieval times. The Plaza Mayor has several eateries and from there, you can wander around the cobblestone walkways to discover the rest of the town. There are probably some worthwhile attractions to explore more thoroughly but with the limited time we had, we enjoyed strolling through this old town.

2. Puente de Alcantara

Alcantara, Spain
Excellent
83%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
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5 based on 164 reviews

Puente de Alcantara

Reviewed By InformedTraveller - Northern Virginia

This bridge, nearing its two-thousandth birthday, is both beautiful and functional - modern load limt - unlimited! The gorge that it crosses is also very picturesque. There is a very nice parking area on the Spanish side of the bridge. Its importance in earlier times is indicated by the name of the nearby village: Al Quantara was Arabic for "The Bridge". Highly recommended and very worth the detour.

3. Monfrague National Park

Caceres, Spain +34 680 85 87 24
Excellent
72%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 792 reviews

Monfrague National Park

Reviewed By Alan C - Lancaster, United Kingdom

There are a series of miradores (viewpoints) in picturesque locations from which you can watch the vultures flying around. The viewpoints are all easily accessible by car, with good parking. You can explore them all one after each other and experience different views over some stunning country.

4. Garganta de los Infiernos

Reserva Natural Garganta de Los Infiernos. Jerte | Municipio de Jerte, Caceres, 10612 Jerte, Spain +34 927 01 49 36
Excellent
75%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 460 reviews

Garganta de los Infiernos

Reviewed By Dimitris_GrAthens - Athens, Greece

fun and unique but only if you haven't visited Sarakiniko in island Milos in Greece . sarakiniko is to die for ;) by the way, prepare for long long walk to get into garganta

5. Meandro Melero

Pista forestal que sale de la zona Este del pueblo, Riomalo de Abajo, Spain
Excellent
79%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 213 reviews

Meandro Melero

Reviewed By Chileice - London, ON

To get to this place you have to go up a very narrow road which then becomes a dirt road with lots of rocks, dropoffs and a road which might make flatlanders gasp. However, if you don't mind the drive, the view really is beautiful.

6. Historic Centre of Trujillo

Trujillo, Spain
Excellent
70%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 293 reviews

Historic Centre of Trujillo

Reviewed By Turista-Inglesa - Estepona, Spain

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The Centro Historico - Historic Centre - of Trujillo is quite charming.
Unlike many historic centres in towns of Spain, it is fairly un-touristy. By this I mean that it is not full of shops selling souvenirs and tourist tat, nor bars advertising "All-day Full English, only €7!". Nor are there busloads of tourists walking around all together following the guide with the sunshade. Yes, I know. I'm a tourist, you're a tourist - but we do like to pretend that we aren't, don't we?
This has all the elements that we hope to find in a historic centre. There aren't whitewashed houses with geraniums in flowerpots adorning the walls - this isn't Andalusia but Extremadura, Land of the Conquistadores who sailed the seas to South America to bring home riches undreamt of. You will see various statues and monuments and museums devoted to them around the town - look out for the name Pizarro or Orellana for starters.
The town is built ON granite, a spur called Cabeza del Zorro (Fox's Head) and also built OF granite. The houses are thus of stone, which in the evening sunlight is a pale creamy-yellow, grey earlier in the day. The streets are narrow, built for four-legged beasts - donkeys, mules and horses - not four-wheeled vehicles. The same granite is used underfoot for the cobblestones, which makes it tricky if you are wearing your best Manolos; go for sensible sneakers instead. And the streets are often steep, perhaps even with steps suddenly.
They are steep as they wend their way up to the castle, famous as a setting for Series 7 of Game of Thrones, pretending to be Casterly Rock, the Lannisters' western stronghold. Filming took place here in November 2016, and Lannister flags were seen flying from its turrets.
The castle itself - a cheap entry fee of only 1€50 - has 17 turrets and towers, and there are numerous other towers scattered throughout the upper part of the historic centre, defences built either by the Moors against the Christian Kings of Castille, or vice versa.
You will come across churches, tiny streets, convents, museums, medieval gateways, handsome aristocratic houses, and a very pleasant central square - the Plaza Mayor.
The Centro Historico is a real gem.
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7. Libreria La Puerta de Tannhauser

Calle Zapateria 22, 10600 Plasencia, Spain +34 927 41 17 97
Excellent
73%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 134 reviews

Libreria La Puerta de Tannhauser

Reviewed By Lizzielee24 - Dublin, Ireland

Special place, fascinating range of books, enticingly displayed...
Best book shop in Spain? I Think so.... You may have to go to find out for yourself, they also have a webpage and even promised to send to Ireland for us!
Interesting staff, very engaged, and love their shop.
Got some really great books here. also they have a mini coffee shop..
Book lovers heaven.

8. Granadilla

Granadilla, Zarza de Granadilla, Spain +34 927 01 49 75
Excellent
67%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
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1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 204 reviews

Granadilla

Reviewed By aodhanomaonaigh

If you are close to Granadilla you must visit. The town was abandoned due to fears of flooding when the local dam was built. Walking around the old streets and into the main square brings you back in time and allows you to imagine what life must have been like there. The walls are seriously high in parts making it a very secure town in its time. There are lots of old building that seem to be getting repaired now and the views from the walls are spectacular.

9. Plaza Mayor de Trujillo

Plaza Mayor, Trujillo, Spain
Excellent
64%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Plaza Mayor de Trujillo

Reviewed By Turista-Inglesa - Estepona, Spain

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A monumental square, a large open space with a Fountain in the middle, surrounded by old houses, shops/bars/restaurants on the ground floors under the arcades. This can be attractive, and at certain times (i.e. when few cars parked), it certainly is.
In one corner a large and fairly ugly church - St Martin - with in front of it a statue of the Conquistador Francisco Pizarro.
On the southern side (i.e. with north-facing windows for coolness) two large and imposing houses, called in fact Palaces, the Palacio de los Orellano Toledo and the Palacio del Marques de la Conquista, are the most imposing buildings.
A pleasant place to stroll around and sample a few tapas or have a meal. But unfortunately, as in many of these main squares in Spain, this one is occasionally given over to parking, which rather spoils the whole effect.
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10. Museo Apple e Historia de la Computacion

Plaza de San Juan 13, 10003 Caceres, Spain +34 927 31 65 01
Excellent
99%
Good
1%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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5 based on 54 reviews

Museo Apple e Historia de la Computacion

Guided tour by an expert and suitable for any child or adult, who want to learn the history of computing from the first computers personal to the models of 15 years ago, passing also the first PDA, smartphone, and tablet. The Museum is made up of more than 130 computers, of which 70% are from Apple (Complete Collection) and the other 30% are brands such as IBM, Radio Shack, SECOINSA, Spectrum Sinclair, Philips, Dragon, MSX, Atari, BBC, Commodore, Sanyo, Sony, Acorn, Osborne, Amstrad, Toshiba, Siemens, Sharp, Compaq and as time passes, more are added. An hour of visit that shows the evolution of the games or the most professional applications through the last 4 decades, in a practical and fun way using computers, since most are operational. It is amazing to see these machines actually and working. You will learn and have a great time on a trip to the past, you will not forget.

Reviewed By JESUS O - Madrid, Spain

La verdad es que nunca esperé encontrar un Museo de la historia de la computación en Cáceres, pero allí está. Sorprendente viaje a través de los diversos avances tecnológicos referentes a la informática y todo lo que ello supuso. Están los tres primeros ordenadores de los fundadores de Apple y muchos más de otras marcas.

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