Badajoz Spain. Badajoz is a border city in the Extremadura region of Spain. It is the main communication point, by land, with the neighbouring country Portugal.
Moreover, Badajoz is a city that takes carnival very seriously, but where you can also visit other beautiful celebrations along the year. And when with no festivities, it is simply amusing walking through the streets of Badajoz. The encounters with very charismatic places where medieval and mudéjar influences are very common will be multiple. You can visit almost all emblematic buildings and Museums in Badajoz for free.
Alcazaba in Badajoz Spain
The “Alcazaba”/ fortress was for us the most beautiful place in the city and our favourite! With more than eight centuries, the state of conservation is splendid. All the walls of the “Alcazaba” are incredibly well preserved. You can walk on top of the walls, all around the “Alcazaba”, and from there you are surprised with marvellous views over the city and the surroundings. Views to the most emblematic monuments, the “Plaza Alta”, the agrarian crops out of the city, the Guadiana River and the bridges connecting the two margins, landscapes that are good for the heart and soul.
Additionally, inside the walls of the “Alcazaba”, you will find the University and a park full of trees – an incredible refreshing spot for the hot days.
“Plaza Alta” in Badajoz Spain
Definitely, this square is probably one of the most well-known symbols of Badajoz, especially by the red colour building with geometric shapes from the XVII century.
In addition, we would like to highlight and leave a few recommendations for your visit (take note and check our photo galleries!):
- Puerta de Las Palmas (Las Palmas Door, in front of the bridge with the same name);
- La Soledad Square and Church. A highlight in this square is the remarkable Giralda building. This and other buildings make it, undoubtedly, one of the most beautiful corners in the city;
- Espantaperros Tower;
- Badajoz’ Municipality (Ayuntamiento) and the Cathedral at Plaza de España;
- Also in Plaza de España, the Álvarez Buiza building in glazed tile gets our attention (Andalusian style);
- Puente Real;
- San José Square;
- Paseo San Francisco – a square filled with trees and beautiful benches coated with tiles telling a story about different moments in history.