Experience one of Spain’s most unspoiled regions, a land rich in history, architectural splendour and natural beauty. Exploring Extremadura is a journey into the heart of old and rural Spain, from the country’s finest Roman ruins to mysterious medieval cities and time-worn villages. Mérida, Cáceres and Trujillo rank among Spain’s most beautifully preserved historical settlements.
Few foreign travellers make it this far. Spaniards, however, know Extremadura as a place to sample some of inland Spain’s best food: roasted meats, the pungent, creamy Torta del Casar cheese and the finest Monesterio jamón (Iberian ham).
This is a region of broad blue skies and vast swathes of sparsely populated land with isolated farmhouses and crumbling hilltop castles. Wooded sierras rise along the northern, eastern and southern fringes, while the raptor-rich Parque Nacional de Monfragüe is Extremadura’s most dramatic corner and a birdwatching paradise.