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Cáceres: City Highlights Walking Tour with Local Guide

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.

Cáceres: Guided City Highlights Walking Tour

2. Cáceres: Guided City Highlights Walking Tour

We will start the tour from the Activa Tours office, at Plaza Mayor number 38, Cáceres, a large space presided over by three magnificent towers known as: the Torre de la Hierba, the Torre de los Púlpitos and the Torre de Bujaco (inside); We will access the latter to discover the history of Cáceres, since it has a museum inside. In addition, we will be able to go up to the viewpoint to enjoy beautiful views of the Plaza Mayor. We will continue towards the Arco de la Estrella, access point to the medieval part, we will arrive at the Plaza de Santa Maria, presided over by the spectacular Co-Cathedral of Santa María (inside), a sample of various styles developed in this city, such as the Romanesque, Gothic or Mudejar. In this square we can also discover the Palacio de los Golfines de Bajo, noted for its s. XVI, Plateresque style. Palace where the Catholic Monarchs stayed when they visited the city. We will continue towards the Plaza de San Jorge, where the Church of San Francisco Javier (inside) rises, a prominent icon in the city due to its two white towers. We will access the interior, to be able to admire the canvas of the s. XVIII with images of San Francisco Javier in the main altarpiece. We will also access the Provincial Museum of Cáceres (inside), where we will go down to the beautiful Arab cistern inside We will cross the old Jewish quarter through the Plaza de las Veletas, until we reach the tower of the Baluarte de los Pozos; defensive tower from the Arab period, part of the Almohad fortress that the city once had. Finally, we will visit the Los Balbos Forum and the Town Hall. We will culminate this tour with a tasting of typical products of the area, enjoying a selected sample of local gastronomy.

From Madrid: Cities of Andalusia 5-Day Tour

3. From Madrid: Cities of Andalusia 5-Day Tour

1st. Day Madrid - Seville (560 kms) Departure from Madrid at 8:00 am. Driving southward we will make a brief stop for lunch (on your own) and then continue to Seville. In the afternoon, after a short ride we’ll arrive to Seville, the capital of Andalusia. Arrival at the hotel, dinner and accommodation. 2nd. Day Seville Breakfast. Morning city sightseeing tour, including María Luisa Park, Plaza de España, the exterior of the city’s stunning Cathedral and its bell tower, called Giralda and the typical neighbourhood of Santa Cruz with its streets, squares and narrow alleys. If you wish, you can optionally navigate the Guadalquivir river, during which you will enjoy a panoramic view of the Gold Tower and Expo 92, or visit to the Maestranza bullring. Lunch at a restaurant. In the evening, also as an optional activity, you can attend a flamenco show. Accommodations. 3rd. Day Seville - Ronda - Costa del Sol (190 kms) Breakfast. Then departure to the Route of the White Villages and Ronda. Free time. Continuation to Costa del Sol. Dinner and accommodations. 4th. Day Costa del Sol - Granada* (180 kms) Breakfast. Departure to Granada. Visit to the spectacular group of monuments of the Alhambra and Generalife, former residence of the Moorish kings, with its magnificent fountains, gardens and arches. Dinner and accommodations. Optional visit to the caves of Sacromonte and attend a typical show of gipsy flamenco. 5th. Day Granada - Toledo - Madrid (446 kms) Breakfast and departure towards the Imperial City of Toledo, full of history and monuments. Lunch and panoramic view from Mirador del Valle and walk through it´s old town. Continuation back to Madrid. Arrival and end of our services.

From Salta: Cachi and Salinas Grandes 2-Day Guided Trip

4. From Salta: Cachi and Salinas Grandes 2-Day Guided Trip

1 DAY. Tour to Cachi: Delight the amazing Cuesta del Obispo and take a panoramic photo. Enjoy the beautiful landscapes of Quebrada del Escoipe. Visit Los Cardones National Park. Discover Cachi, a colonial town that remains as if stopped in time. visit the square and the church. 2 DAY. Tour to Salinas Grandes: Visit Purmamarca Town with his Seven Colours Hill and visit the local market. Take cool pictures in the magnificent Salinas Grandes. Stop in the ride of the Colorados. You choose the dates, but the order of the excursions may change depending on the availability of the agency

Trujillo: City Highlights Private Tour

5. Trujillo: City Highlights Private Tour

We will start the visit by talking about the history of the most emblematic cities in Spain. We will get acquainted with the history of his illustrious sons, Palacios, titles of the palaces. We will travel back in time walking through the cobbled streets that are located within the medieval wall of the town. Discovering the different historical stages through which the city has passed and focusing on monuments from the Middle Ages as outstanding as the Church of Santa Maria la Mayor. After the intramural route, we will cross La Puerta de Santiago, the main access gate to the city at the time. We will go to one of the viewpoints to contemplate the Trujillo berrocal, one of the most representative natural environments in the province of Cáceres. We will continue the walk through the narrow alleys of Trujillo and finally we will see the alcazaba-castillo, a fortress built between the 10th and 11th centuries that dominates the nearby plains. We will return to the square where we began the visit.

Caceres: City Highlights Private Guided Walking Tour

6. Caceres: City Highlights Private Guided Walking Tour

We meet in the main square of Cáceres to start our private tour. Visiting the historic center of this city declared a World Heritage Site. During the walk we will learn about the history of the iconic Plaza Mayor in Cáceres. We will access the historic center through the Arco de la Estrella, the most photographed monument in Cáceres. We will pass by the Co-Cathedral of Santa María, Palacio Carvajal, Plaza de San Jorge, contemplating the architecture of both we will appreciate several details that very well summarize a good part of the history of the city. On our tour we will also pass by one of the most emblematic temples of Cáceres: Church of San Francisco Javier. Its famous white towers are visible from many points in the old town! We will go to the Provincial Museum of Cáceres, inside which is one of the best preserved Muslim cisterns in Europe. We will end the tour returning to the same starting point.

Cáceres: Concathedral of Santa Maria Ticket with Audio Guide

7. Cáceres: Concathedral of Santa Maria Ticket with Audio Guide

Step into history and marvel at the beauty of the Concatedral de Santa María. This attraction ticket gives you access to one of Cáceres' most remarkable landmarks, the Concatedral de Santa María. As you explore the concatedral at your own pace, you'll be captivated by its Gothic and Renaissance architecture. Admire the soaring ceilings, intricate stone carvings, and stunning stained glass windows. Immerse yourself in the tranquil ambiance and soak up the spiritual atmosphere of this architectural masterpiece. Your ticket grants you access to the main areas of the Concatedral, including the ornate chapels, and the beautiful bell tower. Take your time to wander through the sacred space, appreciating the craftsmanship and historical significance of this cultural gem. Located in the heart of Cáceres, the Concatedral de Santa María offers a central location for further exploration. After your visit, you'll be perfectly positioned to continue your journey through the city, discovering its charming streets, vibrant culture, and other local attractions.

Caceres: Guided Sunset Sightseeing Tour

8. Caceres: Guided Sunset Sightseeing Tour

On this tour we are encouraged to discover the monumental city with two lights. We start with the evening light to end with the night lighting. Throughout this walk we will see how some of the historic buildings of Cáceres begin to shine with a wonderful light in the midst of the darkness that gradually falls on them. Cáceres, at night, is another story, which is why our afternoon visit not only covers the lives of the characters who left their mark on this place, but also their anecdotes and historical curiosities and, of course, the legends that have arisen throughout the centuries to try to explain the unsolvable mysteries of a city that never sleeps, although it always manages to make us dream. Join us for a magical walk through those enchanted streets where the past is still present. In the Arco de la Estrella begins a constellation that we will follow from the Plaza del Conde de Canilleros to Santa de María, from Los Golfines to San Jorge, from San Mateo to Las Veletas.

Caceres: Highlights, History and Jewish Quarter Walking Tour

9. Caceres: Highlights, History and Jewish Quarter Walking Tour

On this visit we will enter one of the most popular and authentic areas of the monumental neighborhood, where you will get to know a good part of the Jewish traditions, as well as its most emblematic buildings. before entering the Jewish quarter, we will visit the most monumental part of one of the most spectacular historical complexes in Europe. We will discover its secrets and the history that has forged Cáceres as a medieval reference, included in the Unesco World Heritage list since 1986. A relaxed and unhurried walk through the essentials that you should not miss from our city like Palace of Carvajal and Becerra Palace. Once we enter the Jewish Quarter, you will see how the city changes. Instead of wide squares, narrow alleys; instead of tall towers, low houses; Instead of stately ashlars, brick or plastered ashlar, as is typical in Extremaduran popular houses. This hidden corner has preserved all the flavor of what became one of the largest aljamas in the kingdom of Castile in the s. XV. We will be able to see what was its synagogue, Christianized like the hermitage of San Antonio that gives its name to the neighborhood, as well as the material remains of a persecuted culture whose customs, traditions and way of understanding existence have remained rooted among us until today. The Jewish quarter of Cáceres belongs to the Caminos de Sefarad network of Jewish quarters in Spain, which groups together the best-preserved Jewish quarters of the Iberian Peninsula. This network has given some of us specific training through the RASGO project to specialize in interpreting this unique place without which it would be difficult to understand the history of Cáceres.

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