Badajoz attractions

Top Choice Fortress 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 th…
Gallery in Badajoz

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 ph…
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 centur…
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 period…
Tower in Badajoz

Torre de Espantaperros

Guarding Badajoz' grand Alcazaba is the Torre de Espantaperros (Scare-Dogs Tower), symbol of 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.