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My First footsteps

This is my first trip to Extremadura but i can't promise is not the last one!!! Many things to do, to visit, to enjoy. Full of contrast since the Roman ruins in Merida till Guadalupe Monastery in the middle of the mountains, through medieval city Caceres and Trujillo full of palaces and churches!!!!!
next trip to Extremadura: Valle del Jerte (when the cherry blossons will be flowered)and Womad in May to Caceres.........

knowing Extremadura in its oficial web(in many languagues)


Mixture of cultures in land of conquers!

Extremadura is situated in the Sothwest of Spain. The history of Extremadura is so long and i don't want to extend myself in complex explanations here (check in travel tips and travelogues)but there are 2 important facts of the history in this part of Spain:

Emerita Augusta (Merida) was one of the capitals of the 3 Spanish Provinces in the Roman Empire, Hispania.
The first people who lived in Emerita Augusta were the veteran soldiers who fighted agaist the tribes in the North of the peninsula. Augusto decided to impel the city to make richer the poorest of the three Roman provinces(Lusitania) in Hispania.

The second fact was the discovery of America centuries later. Most of the conquers in the New World were from Extremadura: Vasco Nuñez de Balboa(discovered the Pacific Ocean), Hernan Cortes(Mexico), Pedro de Valdibia(Chile).Only from Trujillo 600 men went to America: Orellana(discovered the Amazonas), Pizarro(fighted agaist the incas, conquerer of Peru).

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:There is too much history to learn!!!!!!
  • Cons:food is wonderful!!!!
  • In a nutshell:can't be missed!
  • Last visit to Extremadura: Dec 2003
  • Intro Updated Jan 6, 2004
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  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Sep 19, 2009 at 9:11 AM

    Extremadura looks like quite an interesting and historic part of Spain! My wife and I never made it out of Andalusia, so thank you for the tour!

  • elpariente's Profile Photo
    May 28, 2009 at 5:54 AM

    Soy extremeño "consorte" y la verdad es que Extremadura hay que conocerla pues tiene sitios y naturaleza maravillosos

  • pikuu's Profile Photo
    May 20, 2009 at 2:19 AM

    Extremadura is undoubtedly on my "must see in Spain" wish list. Not only Merida and other cities but also small pueblos and nature. Thanx for your descriptions and recommendations.

  • Elena77's Profile Photo
    Feb 3, 2009 at 2:57 PM

    What a fascinating area! I'd love to visit Caceres and also Guadalupe monastery!

  • spgood301's Profile Photo
    Oct 20, 2005 at 2:59 PM

    Hi Eva, it's amazing what I learn on your pages. Very nice, as always. I hope you're doing well :-)

  • summer70's Profile Photo
    Jul 30, 2005 at 3:38 AM

    Thank you so much for sharing your travel tips and beautiful pictures.

  • bijo69's Profile Photo
    Jun 6, 2005 at 5:15 AM

    Another beautiful part of Spain which I still have to explore.. Very nice page Eva!

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Feb 25, 2005 at 10:33 AM

    Great pictures and good info on underrated but very beautiful part of Spain I personally enjoyed a lot (well, a few days only).

  • bambino36's Profile Photo
    Dec 6, 2004 at 12:18 PM

    Gracias por tu visita a mi pagina de Sintra. Me gusta mucho extremadura pero solo connosco Badajoz, Mérida y la region de La Vera... pero despues de ver esta pagina tengo que visitar Trujillo y Guadalupe :) Saludos desde Portugal!

  • pabertra's Profile Photo
    Nov 29, 2004 at 12:31 PM

    Eva~~~Extramadura es impresionante. Ojala que tenga tiempo para verlo durante mi tiempo en Espana. Saludos desde Salamanca! ~~Paige


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