History and Culture


Extremadura enjoys an outstanding historical Heritage dating mainly from the Roman Empire and the Islamic period. It holds a large number of cities and monuments listed as World or European Heritage Sites and which have contributed to the development of a tourism industry in the cities of Badajoz, Mérida, Caceres, Trujillo, Plasencia, Jaraiz de la Vera, the Jerte valley and Guadalupe, recently named the most beautiful village 2017 in Spain.

+ World Heritage

  • Old Town of Cáceres
  • Archaeological  Ensemble of Mérida
  • Royal Monastery of Santa María de Guadalupe

+ World Heritage (preparing candidacy)

  • Plasencia – Mofragüe – Trujillo
  • Alcantara Bridge
  • The basted buildings of La Raya
  • The Vía de la Plata
  • The route of the emperor Carlos I of Spain

+ European Heritage

  • Monastery of Yuste