Top ChoiceFortress in Badajoz

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...

Gallery in Badajoz

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...

Square in Badajoz

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.

Museum in Badajoz

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...

Tower in Badajoz

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...

Gardens in Badajoz

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.