Badajoz in detail
There are some decent (if not overly exciting) hotels and hostales dotted around Badajoz' old town. Several smart choices lie on the west side of the Río Guadiana, a short walk from the centre.
The streets running westwards from the Plaza de España are rich in tapas and restaurant options, especially Calles Muñoz Torrero, Felipe Checa and Meléndez Valdés.
Late-night bars are scattered around the streets north and west of the Plaza de España.