Attractions

Top Choice Historic Building in Cáceres

Palacio de los Golfines de Abajo

The sumptuous home of Cáceres' prominent Golfín family has been beautifully restored. Built piecemeal between the 14th and 20th centuries, it's crammed with historical treasures: original 17th-century tapestries and…
Top Choice Museum in Cáceres

Museo de Cáceres

The excellent Museo de Cáceres, spread across 12 buildings in a 16th-century mansion built over an evocative 12th-century aljibe (cistern), is the only surviving element of Cáceres’ Moorish castle. The impressive ar…
Top Choice Square in Cáceres

Plaza de Santa María

As the closest square to the Plaza Mayor, the Plaza de Santa María and the surrounding tangle of lanes provide most people's introduction to the Ciudad Monumental. This is also arguably the most impressive of the ol…
Top Choice Tower in Cáceres

Torre de Bujaco

As you head up the steps to the Ciudad Monumental from the Plaza Mayor, turn left to climb the 12th-century, 25m-high Torre de Bujaco, home to an interpretative display on Cáceres' history. Up on the rooftop there's…
Top Choice Gate in Cáceres

Arco de la Estrella

Guarding the entrance to the Ciudad Monumental from the Plaza Mayor is the 18th-century Arco de la Estrella (made wide for carriage access); pass underneath and onto the majestic Plaza de Santa María. The Arco was b…
Historic Building in Cáceres

Palacio de Carvajal

Just off the northeastern corner of the main Plaza de Santa María stands this late-15th-century mansion. The building was abandoned after fires tore through in the 19th century. Now restored, it houses a modern disp…
Historic Building in Cáceres

Palacio de la Diputación

As you wander further into the Ciudad Monumental to the southeast from the Plaza de Santa María, you'll pass the Renaissance-style Palacio de la Diputación. It began life in the 15th century as a convent, a purpose …
Historic Building in Cáceres

Palacio Toledo-Moctezuma

Just north of the Plaza de Santa María lies the domed 16th-century Palacio Toledo-Moctezuma, once home to Isabel Moctezuma, daughter of the Aztec emperor Moctezuma II, who was brought to Cáceres as a conquistador’s …
Tower in Cáceres

Torre de las Cigüeñas

Sandwiched between the Plaza de San Mateo and the Plaza de las Veletas, at the top of the old town, this is the only Cáceres tower to retain its battlements: the rest were lopped off in the late 15th century under o…
Square in Cáceres

Plaza de San Jorge

The compact Plaza de San Jorge lies southeast of the main Plaza de Santa María, overlooked by the 18th-century Iglesia de San Francisco Javier.