Badajoz – Southwest

Day trips from Mérida

As Extremadura’s capital, Mérida is a lively place with lots to see and do. I personally recommend dedicating two full days to visiting the city to be able to take in all the sights without feeling overwhelmed or exhausted. If you’re planning to stay in...

Spaniards and oversharing: the man from Zafra

One of the main differences I find between Brits and Spaniards is honesty. Brits (in general) always try to be nice and diplomatic when they speak to avoid any confrontation or fuss. That means sometimes they don’t say exactly what they think. Spaniards are...

‘Stop the day!’ Tentudía Monastery or the legend of a miracle

In a remote corner of Badajoz province, high up in the mountain is the Tentudía monastery. A building surrounded by stunning hilly landscapes, and built to honour a miracle which took place on these lands centuries ago. Or so they say. If you're planning a visit to...

Fregenal de la Sierra, or the bullring inside a Templar castle

For a small town of just 5,000 people, Fregenal makes quite a good tourist destination for a day visit. Expect a charming main square, several churches, a convent with a cluster and tons of houses which have seen better times, but still keep an imposing appearance....

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