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 orders from Isabel la Católica.
Torre de las Cigüeñas
Nearby Cáceres attractions
1. Iglesia de San Mateo
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…
2. Plaza de San Mateo
From the Plaza de San Jorge, head up Calle Cuesta de la Compañía to the Plaza de San Mateo, the highest point of the Ciudad Monumental. Generally quieter…
3. 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…
4. Centro de Interpretación de la Semana Santa
A gallery with exhibits on the city's Easter celebrations, atop 18th-century cisterns.
5. 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 …
6. Casa de Los Becerra
This restored 15th-century Gothic mansion now functions as a cultural centre, with occasional exhibitions.
7. 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.
8. Casa Mudéjar
Tucked into the upper half of the old town, the 14th-century Casa Mudéjar still retains its Islamic influence in its striking brickwork and 1st-floor…