The ten curiosities of Extremadura that you should know

If you travel to Extremadura you will know one of the regions of Spain with more cultural, landscape, natural and gastronomic variety. Here we are going to tell you ten curiosities of this beautiful region, located to the west of the Iberian Peninsula, that trap tourists forever.

Extremadura in ten curiosities

Four Cultural Curiosities of Extremadura

From a cultural point of view, the existence of the imposing Roman city of Merida, with its theater, amphitheatre, circus, aqueduct and temples. What to say about National Museum of Roman Art located in this town in the north of the province of Badajoz. It is there that many take the opportunity to capture postcards to remember, taking into account the rich history of this enclave.

But in Badajoz there are not only Roman remains and there goes the first cultural curiosity: if we travel to Zalamea the Serena we will meet the deposit of Roan Cancho. There, the visitor will enjoy the remains of the best preserved Tartessian complex in the entire Iberian Peninsula.

Without leaving the province of Badajoz we can enjoy the second cultural curiosity: another site of the oldest in the region. It is a town from the so-called Second Iron Age (S. VI BC), specifically Castrejon de Capotelocated in the municipality of Royal fig tree.

In addition to the archaeological remains, the secret is to visit the area where it is located, since it is located on the edge of the Picos de Aroche and Sierra de Aracena Natural Park. Therefore, to the cultural interest is added the interest in its landscape and its nature, especially highlighted by lovers of ecotourism.


Of Caceres we all know the wonderful historic center of the city. Where to transport yourself to the Middle Ages, you just have to walk through its streets. But the curiosity that not many know is that within a few kilometers we can travel back thousands of years, specifically to the Upper Paleolithic and Neolithic and there we have the third cultural curiosity of Extremadura. They just have to go to the area called “Calerizo”, a toponym due to the soil where the Caves of Santa Ana, El Conejar and Maltravieso. The discovery of both human remains, as well as pictorial, ceramic and some work instruments have made this area the most outstanding in Palaeolithic Extremadura.

Three landscape curiosities of Extremadura

One of the landscape curiosities of Extremadura we have it in the Yuste area. A very striking landscape that takes us back to the history of the 20th century in Spain when we visit the German Cemetery of Vera. It is an impressive field planted with crosses located between the monastery of Yuste and Cuacos de Yuste.

There the German government decided to bury the bodies of the soldiers who had died on our territory. And close to where the Anglo-Spanish emperor Carlos V died, in the middle of the Extremadura meadow we can see this curious landscape.

The second landscape curiosity we also find it in the province of Cáceres, more specifically in the municipality of Misfortune of Cáceres. There we can enjoy a natural monument declared in the sixties of the last century. Its about Natural monument of Los Barruecos. In this place we find a beautiful landscape with large granite rocks with forms sculpted with water that will leave the visitor speechless.

The traveler who enjoys the landscapes of Extremadura will be able to see the third landscape curiosity in The Jayona mine. It is located in the town of Fuente del Arco, where the flora and fauna together with the orography of the now abandoned mine also gives the visitor the chance to see a natural monument of geo-ecological interest.

Two gastronomic curiosities of Extremadura

As Extremadura is a grazing land, stand out all the dishes that are made with lamb and kidlike the famous chanfaina, the Extremaduran fried and the Extremaduran cachuela. And the cheeses made with sheep’s and goat’s milk, like the famous wedding cake, one of the best known gastronomic curiosities of Extremadura.

the morcon stuffed in the characteristic red of paprika from La Vera is one of the gastronomic curiosities of Badajoz. And of Caceres we highlight as gastronomic curiosity the potato maker, which is a typical sausage made up of mixtures of Iberian pork fat and mashed potatoes.

The traveler can say goodbye to these ten curiosities of Extremadura taking a bath in the waters of the springs of Baños de Montemayor The thermal waters of its spa spring from two springs called Columna and Arqueta. East spa was declared an asset of cultural interest and also preserves near it remains of the ancient baths used by the Romans.

As a last curiosity, we note that during the celebration of the Universal Exhibition in Paris in 1900, the waters of this spring were awarded. Specifically, they received the silver and bronze medals. Quite a luxury for the Spain of that time, which today we can enjoy renewed.

As you have seen, it is worth visiting the region of Extremadura to enjoy discovering these ten curiosities in the first person. Surely after their trip, they will find many more to add.

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