Images of Cáceres

After a few days of exploring the city (and usually getting lost) I have compiled a few images of the beautiful Cáceres, my home for the next three months! Thanks to Alec who let me use a few of his photos!

View from our walk to school...
View from our walk to school…

Cáceres is made up of two parts: the Ciudad Monumental, the medieval part of the city, and then a new and more industrialized area. The Ciudad Monumental, situated on hilly, cobblestoned streets was founded in 25 BC by the Romans. The beauty can be seen in the 2000 year old the Arco del Cristo, or in any of the many grand churches.

Ciudad Monumental (photo cred: Alec Mortensen)
Ciudad Monumental (photo cred: Alec Mortensen)

Cáceres is the capital of the Extremadura region of Spain with a population of about 96,000. It’s town plaza (on warmer days and weekends) is filled with people sitting and drinking café con leche or walking around the weekend markets. It is also where the Ayuntamiento, or Town Hall, is:

Plaza Mayor (photo cred: Alec Mortensen)
Plaza Mayor (photo cred: Alec Mortensen)
Ayuntamiento
Ayuntamiento

A large part of the city is full of restaurants, bars, and shops as well as tall apartment buildings like where I live. Then, on the very outskirts of the Ciudad Monumental are more quaint buildings and alleyways like these:

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Ciudad Monumental
Ciudad Monumental

And then on the walk to school, it is not unusual for a vaca to come greet you over the fence on the sidewalk:

A little outside of the city, on our walk home
A little outside of the city, on our walk home

I am so lucky to be living in a city with so much history and so much to explore all the time!

Exploring the Ciudad Monumental our first weekend!
Exploring the Ciudad Monumental our first weekend!

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