Caceres province happens to be one of the most delightful places to tour. The historical region has been intact for ages, and they have reflected through the bustling city and sleepy rural towns around. The core part of Caceres is denoted to be the capital city of Extremadura. It is one of the poorest areas in Spain, compared to the per capita income of the other places. On the other hand, tourists love to come here, as it is rich in culture and heritage. From the unspoilt nature to lovely gastronomy, Caceres is simply beautiful.
he origin dates back to prehistoric times, which have been proven by the paintings of Cuevas de Maltravieso. It dates back to the late Paleolithic period. The city was founded by the Romans under Norbensis Caesarina, in 1st century BC, while medieval Caceres was subjected to a constant battle between Moors and the Christians.
It was eventually conquered by Alfonso IX of León in 1229. The city has evolved with a blend of Roman, Northern Gothic, Islamic and Italian Renaissance cultures, and all of them have left their imprints. This also explains that the area had gone through numerous battles as well. In 1986, Caceres was declared as a World Heritage City by UNESCO, because there are numerous places which fall under the heritage sites.
If you want to tour the city with intricacy, you ought to park your car and walk through the historical center. Stroll through the quarters and admire the magnificent buildings, towers, plazas and palaces. Most of them have been renovated and are well maintained. Visitors get to see styles of Middle Ages and Renaissance period. They are also told about Medieval times, Moorish occupation, Roman occupation, Jewish influences, etc. There are four distinctive areas which should be covered – the historical quarter, the modern center, the Jewish quarter and outskirts. This city can not be properly gone through within one day, so you are advised to take at least 2-3 days for tour.