Iglesia de San Francisco Javier


This 18th-century Jesuit church, with a baroque facade that rises above the Plaza de San Jorge, has towers that you can climb for glorious old-town views (obscured a little by netting).

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2. Plaza de San Jorge

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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.

3. Casa de Los Becerra

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4. Palacio de los Golfines de Abajo

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5. Casa-Museo Árabe Yusuf Al-Burch

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6. Palacio de la Diputación

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7. Torre de las Cigüeñas

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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…

8. Iglesia de San Mateo

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Crowning the highest spot of the Ciudad Monumental (458m) and built on the site of the town's mosque, the Iglesia de San Mateo was traditionally the…