Top ChoiceHistoric 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...

Top ChoiceTapas in Cáceres

La Cacharrería

Local flavours and ingredients combine in exquisite, international-inspired concoctions at this packed-out, minimalist-design tapas bar tucked into an old-town house. Solomillo (tenderloin) in Torta del Casar...

Top ChoiceMuseum 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...

Top ChoiceContemporary Spanish in Cáceres

Atrio

With a stunning location in the heart of old-town Cáceres, this is Extremadura's top restaurant. Chic contemporary design and service that's both formal and friendly back up the wonderful, inventive culinary...

Top ChoiceTower 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. On the rooftop there's...

Top ChoiceSquare 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...

Top ChoiceBeer Hall in Cáceres

Las Claras

Tapping into Extremadura's slowly growing craft-beer scene, character-packed Las Claras pours its own homegrown brew alongside an impressive collection of local and international artisan labels (by bottle) and...

Cafe in Cáceres

Los Siete Jardines

Lost in the old-town maze, Los Siete Jardines triples as contemporary art gallery, cultural hub and bohemian-feel cafe. Order a coffee and one of their snacks (creative tostas, including a couple of vegan...

Cathedral in Cáceres

Concatedral de Santa María

This 15th-century Gothic cathedral creates an impressive opening scene for the Ciudad Monumental. Inside, you'll find a magnificent carved 16th-century cedar altarpiece, fine noble tombs and chapels, and a small...

Spanish in Cáceres

Torre de Sande

Sit in the pretty courtyard and dine on roast suckling pig or goat kid, or on ambitious seasonal dishes such as seafood-filled merluza (hake) or tomato and basil soup with goat's cheese and figs at this elegant...

Contemporary Spanish in Cáceres

Madruelo

This popular, intimate and soberly decorated restaurant is where cacereños in the know go for high-class, modern Spanish cuisine at a fair price. Excellent grilled meats with, unusually, a choice of sauces are...

Tapas in Cáceres

Tapería Yuste

The elegant all-white dining room and classy terrace here offer a refined sit-down tapas experience. Carefully crafted gourmet delights – try the grilled squid with lime mayonnaise – blend contemporary flair and...

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...

Extremaduran in Cáceres

Alma del Sabor

Tables and wicker chairs spread beneath the sloping, timber ceiling within, while candlelit tables are dotted around the romantic plaza outside this freshly rebranded old-town eatery. The focus is a traditional,...

Food in Cáceres

El Siglo

Connected with Degusta San Juan, El Siglo serves a wider-than-usual range of extremeño foods and takes care of all your picnic needs in one go, including jamón and other cured meats, Torta del Casar cheese,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Bar in Cáceres

El Corral de las Cigüeñas

Las Cigüeñas' secluded courtyard, with its lofty palm trees and ivy-covered walls just inside the Ciudad Monumental, is the perfect spot for a quiet cocktail in relaxing surroundings. There's often live music;...