|TRAVEL TO EXTREMADURA AND THE ALENTEJO FROM BADAJOZ|
The privileged geographical location of the city of Badajoz, allows it to be the perfect base to know both the Autonomous Community of Extremadura, and the neighboring Portuguese region of Alentejo.
An hour separates this capital from three famous towns, declared a World Heritage Site: Cáceres, Merida and Evora. About ten minutes away, Elvas offers the most perfect alluvial fortification in Europe, so it has recently joined the World Heritage Site.
Cáceres, in Upper Extremadura with Roman and Arab backgrounds, offers a unique medieval old town in Spain, which allows tourists to travel to the Golden Age or the times of the Conquest of America.
In Merida (capital of the Extreme Community) the indelible traces of the Roman Empire of Visigoths and Arabs are preserved. But it is the Roman footprints that give it the character of reference to the ancient capital of the Lusitania.
In Portugal, 90 kms. of Badajoz by motorway, is the city of Evora, which once outside the capital of the Portuguese kingdom. Gothic, Baroque, Renaissance, are the stranded and valuable architectural styles that are distributed throughout its old quarter, defended in turn by the abaluarada fortification of the seventeenth century. A city of the most beautiful in the neighboring country.
And Badajoz, the old capital of the Aftasidas kings. With its medieval alcazaba and its alluvial fortifications. And its Guadiana river, with wonderful sunsets. service center and commercial exponent of Extremadura and the Alentejo. Purified gastronomy (restaurants and tapas bars). Recreational and sports facilities. Museums, with a varied offer and themes. And at night, a multitude of entertainment venues and drinks. And also the Grand Casino of Extremadura.
And a half hour of good roads, Estremoz, Portalegre or Vila-Vicaosa. All of them in Portugal, noble country, proud and extremely welcoming.
In addition, Olivenza (the most Portuguese city in Spain), Zafra, Alburquerque and so many localities so beautiful and striking, that alone deserve to use Badajoz as a "center of operations" in a mini (big) holiday at any time of the year.
TURISM FOR EXTREMADURA AND ALENTEJO FROM BADAJOZ
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