Almost every major civilisation has left its mark on the city of Caceres. Roman, Islamic, Northern Gothic and Italian Renaissance styles can be spotted in the varied architecture which led Caceres to become a UNESCO World Heritage City in 1986. The architectural styles might date back over a long period of history, but the Maltravieso Caves show that the history of Caceres dates back over millennia. Cave paintings line the walls and are said to date back to 25,000 BC in the late Palaeolithic period.
Caceres has a wealth of churches that holidaymakers should take time to visit. The Iglesia y Convento, 14th century church and convent, is perhaps the most famous, whilst art exhibitions can sometimes be found in the Baroque style Convento de la Compania de Jesus. Holidaymakers can find more about Caceres’ Arab Period at La Casa-Museo Arabe. If all that sightseeing has left you hungry then head into town to sample food at one of the traditional restaurants - Caceres is renowned for its hearty stews and roast meats. End your meal with some of the famous cherry liqueur made in the nearby Jerte Valley.
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