CÁCERES

CITY PATRIMONY OF THE HUMANITY

Cardinal Caceres of the High Estremadura, is a city that offers to the visitor a few big attractions headed by an exceptional old, excellently preserved town, which years ago deserved on the part of the UNESCO the title of City Heritage of the Humanity. His origin goes back to prehistoric times, since his own subsoil was, in the zone of the Calerizo, the habitat where it bloomed the life of the most former Extremaduran conocido0s. But his brilliance was reborn during the Roman domination, since in the surroundings (Caceres the Old man) established a military camp, which was guarding the Route of the Silver, some of the historical ways important mas of the Iberian peninsula, which was connecting Merida with Astorga.

The ancient neighborhood, the old city, is protected by an impressive fortification of Roman origin, which later was renewed during the different periods of the Moslem domination. This enclosure within the walls or I crack hsitórico, it is one of them better preserved of Spain, due to the extraordinary solidity of his constructions, and to that once reconquered the city for the Christians of León's kingdom, the wars that destroyed the Castile and the border with Portugal respected to a great extent the life and development of the city. Though walled, Caceres in the modern times was never a strong square, one did not even find placed in a strategic point, that as in case of Badajoz, It was turning her into a vital enclave that was making sieges and continued assaults necessary. To visit the Old town or historically of Caceres, he supposes a dip in the past, a trip in the time, where it is easy to dream of a city pregnant gentlemen's of cap and sword, of jongleurs and merchants, of noble houses and palatial mansions.

 

 PULSATING IN THESE IMAGES YOU WILL ACCEDE TO HISTORY  AND  TO THE PRINCIPAL MONUMENTS OF THE CITY

 

  The Maltravieso to Roma... 

 Caceres, 21st. century 

 Medieval, baroque, renaissance 

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