Caceres is an UNESCO World Heritage Centre in Spain.
Cáceres is a town located in the South-West of the Iberian Peninsula, at the crossroads between the Silver Route which crosses Spain from South to North, and the main highway connecting Madrid and Lisbon. It has a fixed population of about 90.000 inhabitants plus a floating population of 15.000 people, these being mainly students.
Caceres: the best place to learn Spanish in Spain.
- PLAZA DE SANTA MARÍA (Saint Mary‘s square): In this beautiful medieval square the visitor finds the co-cathedral of Santa María. From the top of its tower we will have a magnificent view and in front of the church there is the Bishop’s palace, with a distinctive medallion above the door. In a corner of the square there is a bronze statue of San Pedro de Alcántara, saint who lived in a beautiful place a few kilometres away from the city. This place is considered the smallest convent in the world.
- PLAZA DE SAN MATEO (Saint Matthew’s square): Dominated by San Mateo church. You can see a small closed convent , where nuns make delicious cakes. At the end of the square, it is worth visiting the Provincial Museum, where there is a well preserved Arab cistern.
- ARCO DE LA ESTRELLA (Star Arch): This is one of the wall’s doors. It is an arch built in 1726 and flanked by a 15th century tower. On one side there is an access to the top and visitors can have a little walk on the wall .
- PLAZA DE SAN JORGE (St George’s square): This square, called in the same way as the patron saint of the city, has a Jesuits’ residence from the 18th century, today used as an exhibition center. In the lower part of the square there are some small souvenir shops .
...know the Spanish culture in Caceres, Saint John’s area and the Main square:
- PLAZA DE SAN JUAN (St John’s square): Saint John’s church is a simple construction with Romanic and Gothic elements. On the top of the church some storks place their nests from February to August. Near the door, two religious sculptures remind us of the religious celebrations of Easter. In the surroundings there are a lot of restaurants, hotels, bars and street cafés.
- CALLE PINTORES (Painters street): It is a pedestrian Street with traditional shops and some franchise fashion stores leading to the Main Square.
- PLAZA MAYOR (Main Square): With the city hall on top, it’s the best entrance to visit the old town. In the surroundings of the square we can find Roman and Arab remains (The Foro de los Balbos and The Bujaco Tower). Under the square’s lateral arches there are a lot of restaurants and street cafés. It is a meeting place for students and young people in Cáceres.
...learn spanish in Caceres and relax yourself:
- PARQUE DEL PRÍNCIPE (Prince’s park): The Parque del Príncipe is one of the main natural zones of Cáceres. It is a large green area, with ample prairies and abundant trees and also an outdoor Museum with sculptures by different artists.
- SANTUARIO DE LA MONTAÑA (Mountain sanctuary): Located on a nearby hill. You can enjoy a wonderful view of the city.
- LOS BARRUECOS: In the proximity of Cáceres there is a natural area in which the erosion and the fall of meteorites during millions of years have formed great carved granite rocks. Wolf Vostell, a German artist from the vanguard, was really impressed by the landscape and he located a museum with most of his work there.