1. Cáceres: City Highlights Walking Tour with Local Guide
Join a certified guide on a walking tour of Cáceres, with entry to iconic landmarks such as the Carvajal Palace and the House of the Becerra included. Discover a mix of Gothic and Renaissance architecture, with cobbled medieval streets, fortified houses, and palaces. Begin your tour in the main square of Playa Mayor. Cross the Arab walls through the distinctive Arco de la Estrella and, little by little, leave behind the time of the chivalrous wars of the Middle Ages to enter a historic center populated with Renaissance manor houses. Reach the heart of the city, the Plaza de Santa Maria, flanked by symbols of local religious power – the Episcopal Palace and the Co-Cathedral of Santa Maria – from which the square got its name. Admire its Gothic masonry and Romanesque remains from a previous construction. Around the Roman Catholic church, see the palaces of the ancestral lineages of Cáceres, including those of the Obando, Blázquez-Mayoralgo, Golfín, and Carvajal. You can enter the Carvajal Palace and the House of the Becerra family (Mercedes Calles-Carlos Ballestero Foundation) if they're open. Next, follow your guide to the center of the old city, the square dedicated to the patron saint of Cáceres, St George, with the imposing church of San Francisco Javier and its attached school. Along with the Jesuit legacy of both buildings, marvel at the private collection of Mercedes Calles. Conclude your visit in front of the Palacio de las Veletas, the site of the Cáceres Museum which houses the most precious pearl in the city, the Andalusian cistern. learn about this historic building and the largest medieval water tank on the Iberian Peninsula.