walking camino real de guadlupe in extremadura

TRUJILLO'S ENVIRONS

An area the size of Switzerland with under a million inhabitants Extremadura is big on nature


PLACES TO VISIT

Monfragüe Biosphere Reserve

  • see golden eagles, black storks, Egyptian vultures, and other indigenous birds and mammals

Mountain valleys of La Vera and Jerte

  • witness the spectacle of an ocean of cherry blossom in the spring
  • walk in forested mountain trails and bathe in fresh springs in the summer
  • discover alpine villages that time forgot any time of the year

UNESCO World Heritage sites:

  • Mérida, Spain's richest Roman site hosting an annual classical theatre festival
  • Medieval Cáceres, among its events the international music festival WOMAD
  • The shrine of Guadalupe for the Basilica and Real Monasterio housing paintings from Spanish masters Velazquez, El Greco and Zurbarán

Cradle of the conquistadors

Franciso Pizarrro, Diego de Orellana, Hernán Cortés and others of the period were from Extremadura. Visit their birthplaces, including Trujillo, for insight into this historical episode




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