Extremadura Travel Guide

Extremadura Travel Guide: Visit the Roman Temple in Merida

Extremadura is an autonomous region of Spain in the west of the country. It is home to the provinces of Cáceres and Badajoz and has a long western border with Portugal. The region is one of Spain’s best-kept travel secrets with unspoilt historical cities and areas of outstanding natural beauty. …

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Guadalupe Spain – Pilgrimage to the Monastery of Santa María de Guadalupe

Guadalupe Spain

The Caminos de Guadalupe are the traditional pilgrimage routes leading to Guadalupe in Extremadura. The route had already been established by the Romans and remained important under Moorish rule. However, it wasn’t until the 14th century that the town of Guadalupe Spain became established as a religious centre after a …

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Top 10 Things to do in Mérida Spain

Take a Day Trip from Cáceres to Mérida

The Roman colony of Emerita Augusta (modern-day Mérida) was founded in 25 BC and became the most important city in the Roman province of Lusitania and one of the largest in Hispania. Standing on the Guadiana River, its strategic location allowed it to control important trade routes which contributed to …

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Mérida International Classical Theatre Festival

Classical Music Festival

The Festival of Mérida, or more precisely, the Mérida International Classical Theatre Festival is held every summer in the Spanish city of Mérida (Extremadura). The festival is held amongst the city’s spectacular Roman ruins and is an enthralling event for lovers of classical drama. Offiially known as the Festival Internacional …

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