Sunday, 11 October 2015

Old Town of Cáceres

Spain is one of the countries with more UNESCO World Heritage sites of the world and in the last year that I lived in Portugal I had plans to visit some of them when suddenly I decided to move to Switzerland. Now the plans changed but I still hope to visit some Spanish sites, after all I have to cross Spain every time I go to Portugal!

This postcard was sent by Adrian

There have been settlements near Cáceres since prehistoric times. Evidence of this can be found in the caves of Maltravieso and El Conejar. The city was founded by the Romans in 25 BC.
The old town (Parte Antigua) still has its ancient walls; this part of town is also well known for its multitude of storks' nests. The walls contain a medieval town setting with no outward signs of modernity, which is why many films have been shot there[citation needed] . The Universidad de Extremadura, and two astronomical observatories are situated in Cáceres. The city is also a seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Coria-Cáceres.
Cáceres was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986 because of the city's blend of RomanMoorish, Northern Gothic and Italian Renaissance architecture. Thirty towers from the Islamic period still stand in Cáceres, of which the Torre del Bujaco is the most famous. - in: wikipedia

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