Located in the quiet Extremadura region of western Spain lies the city of Caceres, a tranquil small city of only 95,000 people. You’ve probably never heard of this city, but it’s hiding a beautiful secret – it has the most beautiful old town in all of Spain.
Caceres was founded by the Romans back in 25 BC, but the city’s still-standing old town dates back to the medieval times. With no influence by modern architecture or buildings, you truly feel that you’re stepping into a time machine by walking into the beautifully preserved old town.
The old town is a fascinating blend of different historical periods and architecture. One of the most recognizable parts of the old town are the towers which were once used for defense. These were built during the era of Moorish rule in Caceres, and have been standing for nearly a thousand years.
Other architectural influences in Caceres’s old town include Roman, Gothic, and Renaissance. It’s an eclectic mix, but it’s beautiful in combination. Caceres’s old town in so stunning and authentic, in fact, that it’s been used as the set for several movies and TV shows such as “Game of Thrones.”
So, if you’re looking for a fascinating Spanish destination that’s off the beaten path, you can go wrong with the beautiful old town of Caceres.