Routes through Cáceres Province.
Cáceres province, inhabited since prehistoric times, has been since ancient times, a territory shared by many people who have encouraged cultural exchange, bequeathing a natural area and a varied and rich heritage to match.
The terrain conditions Cáceres history. Thus, the regions of the North and East, located in mountainous areas, some very high as the Sierra de Gredos, have a great diversity of mountain landscapes, villages built with raw materials offered by the medium: stone, clay, wood have resulted in numerous occasions,
historic areas of great beauty as Valverde de la Vera (Tiétar Valley), Cabezuela del Valle (Jerte Valley) Robledillo de Gata (Gata Mountains), Ovejuela (Hurdes), La Puebla de Guadalupe (Villuercas) etc.
Forests of oak, chestnut and pine trees and breathtaking valleys crossed by clear water rivers, give way, in the lower parts of the slopes of the mountains, to the meadows with oak trees, good example of modified space by human hands which has enabled sustainable development throughout the centuries. Monfragüe National Park and St Pedro Mountains are the best examples of Mediterranean forest, a place of refuge and habitat for many species of animals, especially hunting and protected species such as vultures, most charismatic raptors, as the imperial eagle or lynx.
The previous regions, evergreens and hardwoods, in contrast to the great plains of the south of the province. Thus, Cáceres Plains and peneplane Trujillo - Caceres, grasslands and cereals, are a natural ornitology paradise. This is the land of the "Torta del Casar", obtained from Merino sheep's milk and vegetable rennet.
The artistic legacy of Upper Extremadura is present in all regions but we can highlight as representative examples of religious heritage: the Royal Monastery of Guadalupe, Marian devotional important center of Extremadura, Heritage Museum of museums. The Monastery of Yuste, resting place of Emperor Charles V and origin of the famous paprika, the St Benito Convent in Alcántara and the cathedrals of Plasencia and Coria (Alagón Valley). Civil architecture has its best exponents in the capital Cáceres, World Heritage City, and in the cities of Trujillo and Plasencia. To conclude, we can say that the province of Cáceres has kept both the vestiges that different cultures have left us over time, as the natural, modified only by the hand of man and this has earned the rich natural and artistic heritage.
We have at least one route for each region of the province. Click on the link for the region you prefer to see the information we offer on it.
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