"The Church of Santa Maria in Caceres" Spain Off The Beaten Path Tip by Paul2001
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The Church of Santa Maria is considered to be the loveliest in Caceres' old town. It is host to a marvellous 16th century wooden retablo while the rest of the church in rather dark and gloomy. This actually gives it quite a bit of atmosphere especially with all the tombs of the conquistadors along the churches three aisles. Another noteworthy feature is the storks nest atop of the tower. These are common in the old town of Caceres. The church is considered the town cathedral. It was built in the 1500's in the late-Gothic manner.
The Church of Santa Maria is open at all kinds of weird hours, which is common with Spanish churches, so if you attempt to pay a visit and it is close just come back later and you might find it open. Generally it is suppose to be open from 10am to 2pm and from 4:30pm to 7pm but I find these house unreliable.
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