What to see/do in Badajoz?

Badajoz is located in the southwest of Spain, next to Portugal. The city was founded in 875 by Ibn Marwan in “La Muela” hill, where the arabian Alcazaba (s. XII) is currently located. This monument, declared Historic-Artistic monument in 1931 is one of the biggest ones in Europe.

 

 Appart from the Alcazaba, the most significant monument of Badajoz, there are others such Espantaperros tower, Palmas bridge and gate, Plaza Alta square, San Juan Cathedral….that are worth of mention.

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