Extremadura is a Spanish region with fascinating history, amazing food, 3 UNESCO sites and many charming little villages, but is also one of the least visited areas by foreigners. If you need inspiration for your next trip to Spain and want to go away from the masses, here you have 30 images to fall in love with Extremadura.
Jaraíz de la Vera is located in the slopes of the Gredos mountain range.
Traditional house in Garganta la Olla built using adobe and chestnut tree wooden beams.
Natural pool ‘Pilatillas de Abajo’, in Garganta la Olla.
Emperor Charles I of Spain (Charles V of Germany) chose this hidden monastery to spend his last days.
Piornal, the highest town in Extremadura and home to a quirky festival where locals throw turnips at a man dressed up as the devil ‘Jarramplas’.
Cherry trees are in full bloom in Jerte.
Vultures on top of Alcántara’s quarry.
Views from the tower keep of Puebla de Alcocer castle.
Houses in Alcántara
Extremadura-style scrambled eggs with wild mushrooms and asparagus. Restaurant: La alacena del castillo, in Puebla de Alcocer
Parque de los Pinos, Plasencia.
Puebla de Alcocer has amazing views over several reservoirs.
Mérida’s city centre is a UNESCO site, which includes its beautiful Roman theatre.
Lovely street in Cáceres’ city centre
Medellín’s Roman theatre.
Cáceres’ city centre is a UNESCO site.
Amazing views from Santa María la Mayor church, Trujillo.
Black pigs having a ‘siesta’
Stormy skies approaching García Sola reservoir.
Plaza Alta, Badajoz
Cat enjoying the sun on a roof, Robledillo de Gata.
The horse riding statue of conqueror Francisco Pizarro, in Trujillo’s main square.
Views from Granadilla castle. The town was abandoned when they flooded it in order to build the reservoir. Today some streets have been rebuilt.
‘Los Pilones’, a natural pool in Garganta de los Infiernos Nature Reserve, in Jerte.
I found a herd of goats during a walking tour in Garganta de los Infiernos Nature Reserve, in Jerte.
Mountain road from Jerte to Hervás.
Traditional house in Hervás’ Jewish neighbourhood.
Views of Gabriel y Galán reservoir, Granadilla
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