Spanish Town of Towers
I visited this WHS in August 2014. I spent 1 night here in a hotel overlooking the central Plaza Mayor. The different styles of architecture are immediately visible from there (picture). Unfortunately in August there were no storks to be seen although I could see their nests everywhere but I was extra lucky to spot a domestic peacock walking freely on one of the tower walls! The historic centre is full of towers some of which are open to the public. The episcopal palace and church are worth visiting as well as the Puerta Merida and Jewish Quarter. The highlight of my visit was wandering about the narrow roads and alleys early in the morning, where I was lucky enough to see some “peregrinos” on there way to Santiago de Compostela and where I met a 94 year old priest who kindly gave me a detailed overview of the history of Caceres over time. I won’t count my visit to Caceres and other sites I visited around Spain (such as nearby Burgos, San Millan de la Cogolla, Salamanca, etc.) as a valid visit to the Route of Santiago de Compostela in Spain as I intend to do the real thing next year when I embark on the Camino from France to Santiago.
Old Town of Cáceres – Spain