Must see attractions in Badajoz

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    Alcazaba

    Badajoz' majestic 12th-century, 8-hectare Alcazaba, the largest in Spain, lords over the city above the Plaza Alta. Guarding all is the Torre de Espantaperros (Scare-Dogs Tower), symbol of Badajoz, constructed by the Moors and topped by a 16th-century Mudéjar bell tower wrapped around an older original.

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    Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo

    Badajoz' pride and joy, this commanding, circular modern building dedicated to Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American con­tem­por­ary art showcases a wide-ranging collection of avant-garde painting, sculpture and photography. It's 800m south of the central Plaza de España.

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    Museo de Bellas Artes

    This excellent fine-arts gallery displays works by Zurbarán, Morales, Goya, Picasso and Dalí, plus particularly striking pieces by Badajoz-born artists Felipe Checa (19th century) and Antonio Juez Nieto (20th century).

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    Plaza Alta

    At the top of the old town, beneath the walls of the Alcazaba, is the unusual Plaza Alta, dating to 1681, framed on its east side by the strikingly bold, deep-red-and-white, Moorish-inspired Casas Coloradas.

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    Museo Arqueológico Provincial

    Within the Alcazaba grounds, a restored Renaissance palace houses the Museo Arqueológico Provincial, crammed with Extremaduran artefacts from prehistoric times through to Roman, Islamic and medieval Christian periods. On the top floor you'll find a particularly impressive collection of carved pre-Roman steles depicting warriors.

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    Torre de Espantaperros

    Guarding Badajoz' grand Alcazaba is the Torre de Espantaperros (Scare-Dogs Tower), symbol of the city, constructed by the Moors and topped by a 16th-century Mudéjar bell tower. Guided visits (very limited) start from the Oficina de Turismo Casas Mudéjares.

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    Jardines de La Galera

    Adorned with palms, lavender and orange trees, these gorgeous compact gardens clinging to the southeast end of the Alcazaba are perfect for a stroll while soaking up the city panorama from up high.