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What to do in Cáceres?

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If you are visiting the city of Cáceres, we leave you a guide of plans to do with family and friends.

Guided Route MONUMENTO NATURAL DE LOS BARRUECOS

ROUTE OF THE SENSES

Explore the best corner of Spain in 2015 and enter the stage of the internationally celebrated TV series Game of Thrones.

Declared a Natural Monument in 1996 due to the great proliferation of granite bolos.

We will immerse ourselves in a Neolithic town, where we can see paintings and rock engravings. Large rocks with very curious shapes, like the rocks of the treasure, the rock of the snail or the rock of the shark …

We will explore the remains of a Roman villa, as well as a set of anthropomorphic tombs carved into the rock. Observation of the local fauna, especially the white stork colony, one of the largest colonies worldwide. Crowd of waterfowl and some raptors. We will contemplate some artistic works abroad belonging to the Vostell Museum, designed by the renowned artist Wolf Vostell that is located in the old wool laundry.

Our route will conclude in the scenarios of the series “Game of Thrones”, making us feel part of it.

  • Adults: 15 € per person
  • Under 18 years: 8 € per person
  • Duration 2.5 – 3 hours approx

* The price includes nature guide, professional optical equipment (telescope and binoculars), RC insurance.

DEPARTURES FROM MONDAY TO SUNDAY.

Schedule:

TOMORROW: 11: 30h – 13: 30h / AFTERNOON: 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

  • Flexible schedule.

Guided tour Bird watching through the Natural Monument of Los Barruecos

Approach to birds (general public). White stork colony and bird watching through the different ponds.

  • Adults: 20 € per person
  • Under 18 years: 12 € per person
  • Duration 2.5 hours approx

* The price includes nature guide, professional optical equipment (telescope and binoculars), RC insurance.

DEPARTURES FROM MONDAY TO SUNDAY

Hours: At the request of the client

  

Guided Tour MONFRAGÜE NATIONAL PARK

UMBRÍA FOREST ROUTE, MONFRAGÜE CASTLE, SOLANA FOREST AND BIRD OBSERVATION IN EL SALTO DEL GITANO

The only National Park of Extremadura

Biosphere Reserve

The Monfragüe National Park is located in the province of Cáceres, declared a natural park on April 4, 1979

Crossed by the river Tiétar and the Tagus, it has the widest and best-kept fauna and flora of the Mediterranean mountains worldwide.

In it some 290 species coexist, of which 190 are birds. Some as relevant as the black vulture, black stork, Iberian imperial eagle, Egyptian vulture, peregrine falcon to which you can easily see them in the park.

A beautiful itinerary through the forest of Umbria until you reach the castle built by the Arabs, from where you can contemplate the wonderful views of the park and its meadows. We will continue through the forest of sunny towards the jump of the gypsy to observe the great colony of griffon vulture and listen to the legends that tell about the great rock.

  • Adults: 20 € per person
  • Under 18 years: 14 € per person
  • Duration 3 hours approx

* The price includes nature guide, professional optical equipment (telescope and binoculars), RC insurance.

DEPARTURES FROM MONDAY TO SUNDAY

Winter time:

TOMORROW: 10.30 – 13.30h / AFTERNOON: 4:00 – 7:00 PM

Spring schedule:

TOMORROW: 10:00 – 13:00 / AFTERNOON: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

*Flexible schedule.

Guided Route TAJO NATURAL NATURAL PARK

ROUTE BY THE RIVER TAJO SHORE. HISTORY, BOTANY AND BIRD OBSERVATION

It is the First International Natural Park of Spain, was named as such in 2006. It was also declared a cross-border biosphere reserve by UNESCO in 2016.

Located in the southwest of the province of Cáceres, adjacent to Portugal, and to him they contribute surface the municipal terms of Alcántara, Brozas, Carbajo, Cedillo, Herrera de Alcántara, Membrío, Salorino, Herreruela, Santiago de Alcántara, Valencia de Alcántara and Zarza la Higher.

The fluvial course of the Tajo river that serves as the natural border between Spain and Portugal, divides an area of identical characteristics between both countries, with an extension of 25,088ha to the Spanish part. An area of riberos where the Mediterranean forest is in its natural state, without any modification by man.

A beautiful route along the riberos, following the shore of the Tagus River. We will pay special attention to the plants, since this park has a great botanical biodiversity, reaching in some places almost forty species among trees and shrubs. Some endemic species such as yellow lily and green serape, a type of orchid in danger of extinction. Throughout the route the views are spectacular, with several viewpoints.

Habitat of majestic birds, some of them in danger of extinction, such as: the Iberian Imperial eagle, Bonelli’s eagle, golden eagle, booted eagle, Egyptian vulture, black stork … Some such as the kingfisher, oriole, jay, Sardinian warbler easily observable at our pace.

At the end of the route we will observe a large colony of griffon vultures.

  • Adults: 20 € per person
  • Under 18 years: 14 € per person
  • Duration 3 hours approx

* The price includes nature guide, professional optical equipment (telescope and binoculars), RC insurance.

DEPARTURES FROM MONDAY TO SUNDAY

Winter time:

TOMORROW: from 11:00 – 13: 30h / AFTERNOON: 4:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Spring schedule:

TOMORROW: from 10:30 – 1:00 p.m. / AFTERNOON: 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

*Flexible schedule

Muslim Cáceres

Immerse yourself in the Muslim Cáceres of the early 8th century, which lasted for more than 500 years and of the Three Cultures. Discover, through an exclusive guided tour, the Monumental City of Cáceres, declared a World Heritage Site in 1986 and fully explore its past, visiting some of its most significant monuments that show the trace of the Arab, Jewish and Christian civilizations have left In our city.

The price includes:

  • Guide
  • Tickets

Duration:

  • Leaves at 9:30 am
  • 2 hours

Prices:

  • 35 € per adult
  • 16 € per kid

Other information:

  • No. of people: Minimum 1
  • Period: All year
  • Language: Spanish / Portuguese
  • Family friendly: Yes
  • Recommended to wear comfortable shoes by the cobblestones of the Monumental City.

Programme:

The visit begins in the Plaza de San Juan and continues with visits to the Aljibe in the Palacio de las Veletas, Cáceres Museum, The Bastion of the Wells, Walk through the Jewish Quarter, visit to the Arab House-Museum Yusuf Al Burch, Its careful and careful setting will take us back to the time of Arab domination.

You can also visit the interior of Bujaco Tower, which was the scene of one of the key moments in the history of Cáceres.

We will continue with the Plaza Mayor, the original Arco de la Estrella, with bevelled chamfer to allow the passage of the old carriages and the Ermita de la Paz, which make up a beautiful Monumental Complex essential in any visit to Cáceres; other towers of interest, the wall and its doors.

In short, an interesting walk through the Medieval Cáceres with our guide.

Terms:

This reservation can be canceled up to 2 days before the development of the activity. As of that moment the cancellation will suppose the total loss of the reservation. If the cancellation occurs on the day of the excursion, the client must pay 100% of the amount.

Panoramic Cáceres 

Discovering Cáceres in all its splendor. We offer you the chance to show you Cáceres, a World Heritage Site, with a panoramic tour by bus, which will take us to know all the corners of a commemorative city.

The old city of Cáceres was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1986, since it is one of the most complete urban complexes of the Middle Ages and Renaissance in the world. With unique enclaves such as the Cathedral of Santa María, the Palacio de las Veletas (Provincial Museum of Cáceres), the palaces of the Golfines (from Above and Below), the Casa del Sol, the Bujaco Tower or the Arco de la Estrella are some of its most beautiful and admirable monuments. Likewise.

The price includes:

  • Bus tour
  • Official guide
  • Tickets described in the itinerary
  • The collection is made in hotels

Duration:

  • Según reserva
  • 2 horas de duración

Prices:

  • Adults: 35 € per person
  • Kids: 25 € por kid

Other information:

  • No. People: Minimum. one
  • Period: All year
  • Language: Spanish / Portuguese
  • Family friendly: Yes
  • Recommended to wear comfortable shoes by the cobblestones of the Monumental City

Programme:

You will have the opportunity to make a panoramic tour by bus, with a guide, visiting the most emblematic sites of Cáceres: Plaza Toros, Hernán Cortés Avenue, Cánovas-Pza Promenade. America (Pza. Cruz), Virgin Mountain, Pza. Conquistadores (Pza. Colón), Pza. San Francisco.

At the reserved time, climb to the Ntra. Sra. Virgen de la Montaña Shrine, stopping at Fuente Rocha to observe the panoramic view of the Monumental City. Visit to the Sanctuary.

Terms:

This reservation can be canceled up to 2 days before the development of the activity. As of that moment the cancellation will suppose the total loss of the reservation. If the cancellation occurs on the day of development, the client must pay 100% of the ticket.

 

Swamp Cruise of Alcántara

On the boat “Taejo Perpetum” you can enjoy with your family the Tajo International Natural Park, navigating the waters of the Tajo and Alagón rivers. An area declared “ZEPA”, which adds more environmental value if possible to the routes.

This comfortable boat becomes a classroom of living nature, interpreting the fauna, flora and history of the area while enjoying a coffee, a soft drink or even typical products of the region and homemade such as cheeses, oils, sausages and sweets.

Approximate duration:

  • 1:30 hours

Prices:

  • Adults: 21 € per person
  • Children and Seniors: 18 € per person

Schedule:

  • Throughout the year

Specifications:

  • Comfortable shoes, binoculars, camera

The price includes:

  • Guide with environmental interpretation
  • Right to use binoculars, telescopes and didactic material during the route
  • Tasting of typical products of the area on board the ship
  • Includes VAT

Location:

  • Embarcadero de Alcántara (Cáceres)

Medieval Trujillo

The city of Trujillo is located 564 meters above sea level, with its natural borders of the river basins of the Tajo and Guadiana rivers and surrounded by more than two hundred dehesas that make up the second most extensive municipal area of the province of Cáceres (irrigated by the Almonte river and its tributaries).

Guided tour of one of the main monumental cities of Extremadura. Trujillo, land of conquerors like the famous Francisco Pizarro, conqueror of Peru. Immerse yourself in the history of this famous city through a guided tour. You will know its importance, its illustrious inhabitants, curiosities, intrigues and you will enjoy the fantastic views from the watchtower of the castle, paintings and schematic engravings, dolmens and sacred landmarks, as well as epigraphic remains from the Phoenician, Celtiberian and, of course, Roman times.

The price includes:

  • Round trip bus from Cáceres
  • Guided tour (titled guide)
  • Tasting of wine with typical Extremaduran product.

Approximate duration:

From the Cáceres exit to Cáceres return: 4 hours

Prices:

  • Adult excursion price (from 12 years old): 55 € per person
  • Child price (up to 12 years): 26 € per person

Program:

Departure from the Obispo Galarza parking lot at 7:00 p.m., arrival at Trujillo at 7:40 p.m., to begin the visit from the street stores 3 at 8:00 p.m.

Let yourself be conquered by the city of the most famous discoverers in an exciting visit at sunset. We will accompany you through a trip in time through this passing village and residence of kings. We will discover the evolution of its history, its people and its most beautiful corners. From the watchtower of your castle you can capture the best shots bathed in the light of the sunset. We will finish tasting some extraordinary bites. Do not forget your camera!

Return to origin around 10:00 p.m. to arrive about 22:30 p.m.

 

Guadalupe

The best combination of tradition, gastronomy and history.

Take a guided tour of the Ruiz Torres winery, continuing your trip to the spectacular monastery where the patron saint of Extremadura resides, also patron of Spanish America. This monastery is a World Heritage Site since 1993, a masterpiece of Spanish Mudejar. A walk through the streets will make you enjoy a historical center from the XVI-XVI centuries, showing you a mountain architecture. And once the visit is finished you will enjoy a magnificent Extremaduran menu.

It became the most important pilgrimage center of the Iberian peninsula after Santiago de Compostela, a condition it currently maintains through the pilgrimage that arrives from all over Spain along the roads of Guadalupe.

On December 14, 2017 the title of “First Rural Wonder 2017” was granted to Guadalupe. To this recognition joins the contest of Ferrero Rocher “Luce tu Pueblo” to choose the “Most Beautiful and Good People of Spain”, granted officially on December 16, 2017.

Approximate duration:

Part time. From the first hour of the morning (10: 30h) until after eating.

Prices:

50 € per person

Program:

  • Visit to the Bodegas Ruiz Torres (Cañañamero)
  • Visit to the Guadalupe Monastery (Guadalupe)
  • Lunch at the Posada “El Rincón” (Guadalupe)

Schedule:

  • 10:30 am Reception at Bodegas Ruiz Torres
  • 12: 10h Entrance to the Monastery of Guadalupe
  • 2:00 pm Lunch at Posada “el Rincón”

Additional Information:

The client must travel with his means to the Bodegas Ruiz Torres, from there to Guadalupe, where he will visit the Monastery, and then eat at the Posada “el Rincón”, also located in the square where the Monastery itself.

The price includes:

  • Guided visit to the Bodegas Ruiz Torres
  • Guided tour of the Guadalupe Monastery
  • Lunch at Posada el Rincón

The adventure of traveling by balloon

Enjoy a Balloon flight exclusively for 4 people and share an unforgettable moment.

Discover Cáceres from the air, enjoy the beauty of this medieval city with a different perspective. Feel like the storks you see from the rooms of the Hospes Palacio de Arenales & Spa ***** and then relax in the Bodyna Spa, to end the day tasting the most extreme cuisine in the Restaurant Las Corchuelas.

The offer includes:

  • Night accommodation in Dreamer’s room for two people (upgrade upon availability)
  • Breakfast for two people
  • Round trip transfer to the globe
  • Exclusive balloon flight
  • 1 bottle of champagne, to toast during the flight
  • Flight certificate

You can also enjoy without cost:

  • Welcome drink
  • Free access to the Spa
  • Daily Press
  • Access to the Bodyna Spa

* Check price and availability.

 

HOSPES PALACIO DE ARENALES & SPA *****

Ctra N-521, Km 52
10005 Cáceres
T +34 927 620 490 | F +34 927 620 491
palacioarenales@hospes.com

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