If you accept our invitation to take a stroll through history, you will enter the city walls through the Arco de la Estrella (Star Arch) and come to the Parador de Cáceres, a Renaissance palace in the heart of the city's old quarter, which has been declared aWorld Heritage Site. You will fall in love with the Parador's elegance and exquisite refurbishment, enjoy pleasant chats in its function rooms and meals in the cozy garden.
The restaurant, outdoors areas, café and guest lounge are all pleasant places to meet and talk. The renovated Parador combines tradition and modernity. It is fully equipped with the latest technology and incorporates environmentally friendly features such as high-performance boilers, LED light bulbs, and heating and cooling control systems.
Follow any route through the cobbled streets of Cáceres and along your way you will pass house-fortresses, churches, the ruins of Old Cáceres or its Arab walls. And it is only a matter of time before you come upon Santa María Square, surrounded by Renaissance palaces, or discover treasures such as the museum's underground cistern and the Royal Monastery of Santa María de Guadalupe.
In Cáceres you can bear witness to the remaining traces of the Via Delapidata, a Roman road that once linked Seville and Astorga, also used by pilgrims heading for Santiago de Compostela. You may not be here to begin or continue on the pilgrimage route, but you may feel like traveling a little over an hour to visit Monfragüe National Park and its Biosphere Reserve. It is well worth it for the opportunity to see the Tagus and Tiétar rivers as they flow through the thickets and Mediterranean forest. If you are a bird watching fan, this is the ideal place to spot griffon vultures, peregrine falcons or eagle owls and let your imagination soar along with them.