Badajoz – Northwest

Travelling to Extremadura: how to get to Mérida

Merida is a must-see destination for anybody planning a trip to Extremadura. The region’s capital city is home to a beautiful archaeological ensemble which was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and has lots to see and do. Reaching Mérida from abroad isn’t easy...

Merida from the sky: my first experience in a hot air balloon

Flying in a hot air balloon has been on my list of things to try for a while (blame those awe-inspiring pictures of Cappadocia everywhere). A few months ago, I discovered you can go ballooning in Extremadura and it was a matter of time before I found an excuse to book...

What to do in Extremadura: Badajoz Carnival

Badajoz isn’t short of tourist attractions, from an Arab castle, to its colourful Plaza Alta square, a cathedral and several art museums. But, it’s often overlooked by more popular destinations, such as Mérida, Trujillo or Cáceres. Yet, it can claim having the best...

Extremadura castles: views from castillo de Alange

Did you know there are 332 castles only in Extremadura? Despite the big size of the region, it's still an impressive number, don't you think? And the best thing is that you can visit most of them for free, like the one in Alange. Alange is a small town barely a...

5+3 things not to miss in Badajoz

As a tourist destination, Badajoz is often overshadowed by more popular Mérida, Cáceres and Trujillo. That said, Extremadura’s biggest city is not to be overlooked. It offers enough local sights and attractions to keep you busy for a weekend. Here are 5 + 3 things not...

Mérida day trip: the Lácara dolmen

Mérida should be one of the first places (if not the first) you visit in Extremadura. The capital breams with historical places that will keep you busy for at least a couple days. But, what to do next? Where to go for a day trip from Mérida? While Cáceres, Badajoz or...

The incredible little house with the rock inside

Imagine living in a house with a rock inside. And I don’t mean grabbing a rock from the park and taking it home. I mean sharing the smallest bedroom you can think of with a massive rock that takes up half of the room. I know it sounds weird, but such a...

Roman architecture in Merida: 10 places not to miss

Merida is called ‘Little Rome’ for a reason. Founded with the name of Augusta Emerita after the emperor Augustus, it was the most important city in Lusitania. Today, the capital of Extremadura is a UNESCO World Heritage site and boasts many monuments that will give...

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