Cities in Spain: Caceres

The capital of the Upper Estremadura – the city of Caceres (Caceres) was founded by the Romans in 25 BC. NS. Like a military outpost province of Lusitania. However, people lived in these parts from time immemorial – evidence of this numerous archaeological finds in the nearby caves Maltrayezo and El Horse. The old town, or Ciudad Monumental, was erected during the Arab rule, but contains a lot of elements of Roman and Celtic architecture, as well as later layers. Narrow streets, in which two people, with difficulty, can disappear, the spanish palaces, who preserved the coat of arms of no existing birth, majestic cathedrals, who have a memoirs about the inquisition, are the main features of the old city. In 1986, it was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage List as a beautiful sample of a medieval city and a cultural monument of different eras. In addition, the old quarters of Caceres do not carry any signs of modernity, so historical films and. Many storks settle down, which gives the city a unique flavor. 30 beautiful towers of the Muslim period have been preserved in the city practically not rebuilt, which is also a rarity for a Catholic country, and therefore can serve as a bright model of medieval Arabic architecture (Torre-del-del-del-del-del-del-del-del-del-del-del-del.

In addition, in Cáceres, you can find a huge number of and other cult facilities – the Church and the Women’s Monastery of San Pablo (XV in.), Conventian de la Chang monastery (now used for exhibitions), Santa Maria, XIII-XV centuries.), rebuilt from the mosque Church of San Mateo (XV in.), Casa de la Sihuene ("House stork", XV B.), Baroque Church of San Francisco-Javier (XVIII in.), Majestic Church of San Juan (XIII-XV centuries.), Ermita de San Antonio church, Hermita de la Paz, Santo Domingo and Santiago de Los Caballero (XIV to.) and Kasa-Arab mansion in Mauritan style. A lot has been preserved and old defensive structures – Torser Torre de Bukhako (XII in.), Torre de Sand (XV-XIV BB.), Torre de Ohno, Torre de Los Pulpitos, Torre de la Hierba, Torre de Postijo, Torre-Redond and Torre-Desmock, Arco-De La Estrela Gate (XVIII in.), Arco-de-Santa Ana, Arco-del Cristo and Arco de Sokorro, as well as about 30 old palaces, the most famous of which are Reee Catholicos (XIII-XVI centuries.) and Palacio de Carvachal (XV in.).

Also deserve attention to the modern complex of the University of Extremadura (1973.), two astronomical observatory, the Caceres Museum (Aljibe) in the complex of Palace Kasa de las-Veletas and Casa de Los Cabalos in the historical part of the city. Arab Palace Museum (La Casa-Museo Arabe) contains an extensive collection of objects of Moorish art and culture. And on Plaza-Santa Maria is located Museo-Concatedral de Caeras, which possesses a large collection of items of religious art.

Cities of Spain Cáceres

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Cáceres, Extremadura

To the center of the old Caceres, I approached Major Plaza. Not very remarkable from a historical point of view, the area is nevertheless very and very pleasant to the eye. Read more →

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