Cáceres – Southwest

Accommodation in Extremadura: Hospedería Conventual de Alcántara

Accommodation in Extremadura: Hospedería Conventual de Alcántara

Hospedería Conventual de Alcántara is a 15th-century former convent turned 4-star hotel in the beautiful town of Alcántara, in Cáceres province. I booked it for a one-night family stay there in July 2020 and these are my impressions:This article is NOT sponsored. That...

Spain’s Game of Thrones locations: Los Barruecos Natural Park

Spain’s Game of Thrones locations: Los Barruecos Natural Park

I have a confession to make, Piggy Travellers… I haven’t watched any GoT, and I have no intention of watching it anytime soon. Call me a weirdo, but people constantly talking and posting about a series or film puts me off watching it. However, as I know there are many...

Pigs and hidden rural treasures: Torrequemada’s corralás

Pigs and hidden rural treasures: Torrequemada’s corralás

Extremadura is a truly fascinating place for those who love the rural world. The dehesa plains hide numerous treasures that only locals know. The corralás in Torrequemada, near Cáceres, are a great example. I learned about the corralás barely four months ago, while...

Visit Spain’s best cemetery in Montánchez, Extremadura

Visit Spain’s best cemetery in Montánchez, Extremadura

For some, cemeteries are creepy places to avoid. For others, they are peaceful and fascinating places to explore. If you find them interesting, I have a suggestion for you today—Montánchez cemetery.This article is NOT sponsored. That means: •I have NOT been paid for...

Have you ever been swimming in a quarry?

Have you ever been swimming in a quarry?

Yes, that was a question. Have you? Me neither, but I may give it a try next time I visit Alcántara. Not only does this small town in Cáceres province have one of the most stunning bridges in Spain and splendid palaces, but also a quarry just a few km away where you...

Alcántara, more than a bridge

Alcántara, more than a bridge

Alcántara is inevitably associated with its bridge. Even the name of the town means ‘The bridge’ in Arabic. This small town in the province of Cáceres has been on my Extremadura destinations list for a while and I am glad I eventually visited it. Not only because the...

Cáceres from above (images)

Cáceres from above (images)

The best thing of visiting a city with a castle, towers or very high buildings is being able to view it from above. No traffic, no noise, no photobombs. Just you and your camera enjoying fresh air and great views.This article is NOT sponsored. That means: •I have NOT...

Restaurants in Caceres: Restaurante La Minerva

Restaurants in Caceres: Restaurante La Minerva

Looking for a place to eat when you are starving and tired after an intensive sightseeing morning session is not a good idea. You just want to sit down for a bit and the last thing you want is to wander around comparing local restaurants. You just want to eat. And...