The town of Plasencia is located on the banks of the Jerte River, in the Extremadura province of Cáceres. Its Parador is in the old quarter, a strategic location along the ancient commercial and pilgrimage route known as the Ruta de la Plata. The hotel occupies Santo Domingo Monastery, built in the 15th century. Thick stone walls, vaulted ceilings and beautiful décor await you in the Gothic style interior. The hotel is the ideal spot from which to explore the city and the surrounding natural landscapes.
In the city you will discover the remains of medieval walls, fortified towers and gates, including Puerta del Sol (Sun Gate) and the smaller Postigo de Santa María (Santa María Gate). As you walk through the town center, you will come to the Plaza Mayor (Main Square), a must-see during the Martes Mayor (Great Tuesday) celebrations, which have been named a national tourist attraction. The town also boasts one of the most representative groups of historic buildings in the area, made up of the Romanesque Old Cathedral and the New Cathedral, which has Gothic and Renaissance elements.
Plasencia is an excellent starting point for exploring the Las Hurdes district, Sierra de Gata mountains, La Vera district and Jerte River Valley, with its spectacular spring, when flowering cherry trees color the valley bright white. Not to mention Monfragüe National Park, a must-see. Here you will enjoy nature, waterfalls and meanders, lovely historic towns and local delicacies such as partridge stew, lamb, Extremadura-style fried breadcrumbs, the famous Ibérico ham and exquisite torta del Casar cheese. An unforgettable experience for your senses.