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A great deal of different races have lived Extremadura and thus had a huge impact on its culture and inhabitants. Roman, Visigoths, Arabs and Christians had left their mark in architecture, art and are rooted in the tradition of Extremadura till today.
 
 
A gift from the Gods.
The ancient Roman world in Extremadura
Visiting Extremadura is like making a trip through history, for within and around Merida, in the whole region you will still be able to find vibrant remnants of past times: the good old Roman Time. The building of the Roman Theatre in Merida stands straight as if it has been recently constructed by the legionnaires, and nobody can say for sure how old the majestic Roman Bridge over the Guadiana is. Why are the monuments so well preserved? No one but the Gods knows the answer.
 
Do you know a better place to visit?
Caceres has applied to be Europe’s Capital of Culture.
To Cáceres, culture is more than classical music, painting and literature. Its precious cultural treasures include feta cheese from Extremadura and processions in honour of the Virgin Mother. This is the culture that Cáceres 2016 is going to show off to its guests from across the whole of Europe and wants them to experience when it for sure will be nominated to become Europe’s Capital of Culture.
 
The true life of the sword bearers
Orders of knights in Extremadura
During the wars against the Moors, Extremadura was the most fiercely disputed region of Spain. The Holy Father and kings sent off orders of knights to drive back invaders. In return they were granted privileges and large pieces of land. Fortresses of knight orders can still be visited today.
 
Wandering through the Passage of Life.
The last Way of Emperor Charles V
The Emperor Charles V way can be reached through the valleys and mountains in northern Extremadura. After resigning, the emperor spent his retirement there. The last way of the emperor has been enlarged and is today a hiking trail. And unlike Charles V, wanderers can turn around and go back the same way.
 
In der Krise das Richtige tun.
Was uns die Tartessos von Cancho Roano lehren können
In Wirtschaftskrisen sollte man weniger Handel treiben und dafür mehr Landwirtschaft. Das kann man von den Tartessos lernen, die vor Tausenden von Jahren in der Extremadura gelebt haben. In Cancho Roano haben sie der Nachwelt eine ganze Stadt und wichtige Erkenntnisse über das richtige Handeln in Krisenzeiten hinterlassen.
 
The short Trial between Jesus and Pilate
Museums in Extremadura
The museum seems to be out of place in the tranquil stork village Malpartida de Caceres. A cemented car is stuck at the top of a wonderful hill. Alienated ping-pong tables and lighted concert grands stand inside the museum. A painting shows black policemen. Truly, the museum of Wolf Vostell is the appropriate place for unsuitable works.
 
The Holy Place of Guadalupe.
The Monastery of Guadalupe and the Miraculous Image of the Virgin Mary.
Tens of thousands of religious people from all over the world make a pilgrimage each year to the Blessed Virgin of Guadalupe. The monastery is today the most important pilgrimage site for Spanish and Latin-American Catholics. However, the central personage of the World Heritage Site Guadalupe is a poor shepherd from Caceres.
 
Facing the enemies.
Castle complexes in Extremadura.
In the Middle Ages princes let erected castles in the lowland. So did the lords of castles in Alcocer too. From there they could keep invaders and their subjects under surveillance. They later moved to cities with their fortresses, because it was more secure there in the long-term.
 
Farmers and Saints.
Religious tradition in Extremadura.
Contrary to other regions in Western Europe, ancient religious practices have always been a part of Extremadura’s lifestyle. Religious festivities are part of the cultural life in villages. But even in big cities like Caceres, Badajoz and Merida, ceremonies of prayer and thanks are practiced each year. They are so outstanding that they have become a must for every tourist.
 
Slowing down one’s Life.
The Felicity of Pilgrimage on the Silver Way through Extremadura.
Different signs can make you recognise pilgrims on the Via de la Plata. Firstly, most of them wear a scallop; secondly, they are suntanned, indeed more than the Extremeños. Thirdly, they always look a little bit exhausted. But above all they take much time for everything: for eating, visiting, conversing and relaxing
 
Do you know a better place to visit?
Caceres has applied to be Europe’s Capital of Culture.
To Cáceres, culture is more than classical music, painting and literature. Its precious cultural treasures include feta cheese from Extremadura and processions in honour of the Virgin Mother. This is the culture that Cáceres 2016 is going to show off to its guests from across the whole of Europe and wants them to experience when it for sure will be nominated to become Europe’s Capital of Culture.
 
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Extremadura’s Highlights| Art, Culture and popular Feats | Need a little bit Nature? | Extremadura’s Past | Extremadura, a country of savourers
A gift from the Gods The ancient Roman world in Extremadura | DThe vultures of Salto del Gitano. Natural and National Parks in Extremadura | Slowing down one’s Life The Felicity of Pilgrimage on the Silver Way through Extremadura | Guadiana’s good Wines Extremadura’s Wines and Gastronomy | What happens in Merida and Caceres, stays in Merida and Caceres Feasts and Festivals in Extremadura | Speaking like an Extremenian Spanish Courses in Extremadura | Putting near an Oak Tree Golf Courses and Wellness Offers in Extremadura | Over Hill and Dale. Hiking and Cycling in Extremadura | Flying through the air Ornithology in Extremadura | On the Fishing Path Angling in Extremadura | Canoeing in the town Rivers, Extremadura’s living arms | Palaces and pilgrim hostels Accommodation facilities in Extremadura | Farmers and Saints Religious tradition in Extremadura | Pork deluxe. The Iberian Pork of Extremadura | Do you know a better place to visit? Caceres has applied to be Europe’s Capital of Culture. | More than a word Sustainability and sustainable policy in Extremadura | The same sun is shining over all of us The odd fate of the small village Granadilla | They just call it “the line” Historical facts about the borderland between Spain and Portugal | Wandering through the Passage of Life The last Way of Emperor Charles V | The true life of the sword bearers Orders of knights in Extremadura | Jewish heritage must be preserved: Spanish Inquisition and its impact in Extremadura | The right behaviour in time of crisis. Learning from the Tartessos of Cancho Roano | Blossomy Treasures. Orchids in Extremadura. | The Wonder of Almendralejo Travelling Extremadura along the “wine trail” | Still moving Cheese and Sheep from Extremadura | Facing the enemies Castle complexes in Extremadura | The Holy Place of GuadalupeThe Monastery of Guadalupe and the Miraculous Image of the Virgin Mary | The short Trial between Jesus and Pilate Museums in Extremadura | Straightforward across the steppe Motorbiking in Extremadura | Exhibition instead of Defence Extremadura’s Congress Centres in Badajoz and Merida Exploring Extremadura, Spain
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