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Cáceres [1] is a beautiful small city in the Extremadura region of Spain that is worth spending several days visting. The Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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By plane[edit]

The nearest major international airports to Cáceres are: Madrid Barajas, Seville and Lisbon. Each is around 250-300km from Cáceres.

Domestic flights from Madrid (Barajas) and Barcelona (El Prat) serve Cáceres' nearest airport, situated at Talavera in the province of Badajoz, around 90km from Cáceres. Talavera airport does not currently handle any international flights.

Airlines serving Madrid from the UK and Ireland : Aer Lingus [2], British Airways [3], Easyjet [4], flyBMI [5], Iberia [6], KLM [7], Lufthansa [8]. Airlines serving Madrid from the USA : American Airlines [9], Delta [10], Iberia [11], KLM [12].

By train[edit]

Cáceres is served by several trains daily originating in Madrid Atocha, Lisbon and Badajoz. Details of all services are available via the RENFE [13] website. Unfortunately trains in this area are currently quite slow in comparison to road transport. However, the journey does hold some speactacular scenery if time is not an issue.

Cáceres Railway Station is on the outskirts of the city, around 1-2km from the city centre. Taxis are readily available, although it is an easy 10 minute stroll along the Avenida de Alemania to the city centre.

A high speed railway is currently under construction linking Madrid and Lisbon via Cáceres, Mérida and Badajoz. However, due to various incidents this project is suffering many delays and it is currently unknown when the line will be complete.

By car[edit]

From Madrid: Follow the A-5 motorway towards Badajoz / Portugal, leaving at Trujillo onto the new A-58 autopista. This motorway will take you directly to the suburbs of Cáceres where you can follow signs for Centro Urbano to reach the city centre.

From Salamanca / the north: Take the A-66 southbound in direction Sevilla / Mérida. Leave the motorway at the north end of Cáceres (Ronda Norte) and enter the city using the N-630, which will bring you directly into the city centre.

From Seville / Mérida / the south: Take the A-66 northbound and at the junction with the EX-100. Follow the signs onto the N-630 to lead you directly into the city centre.

From Badajoz / Portugal: Leave the A-5 motorway and follow the regional EX-100 road to the outskirts of Cáceres. Follow the N-630 directly into the city.

By bus[edit]

From Madrid: Buses leave Madrid several times each day from the Estación del Sur. The journey takes between three and a half to four and a half hours, depending on the service / time of day. Services usually take a 20 minute break in the town of Navalmoral de la Mata. As of 18 July 2008, a single ticket costs 19,87€ (9,94€ for under 4s) and a return 36,15€ (17,89€ for under 4s) on normal services. On express services this rises to 23,75€ (11,90€) for singles and 43,40€ (21,40€) for returns.

From Seville / the south / Salamanca / the north: Buses from the Alsa company run this corridor, passing through Cáceres. Tickets (as at 18 July 2008) from Seville to Cáceres are 17,08€ single and 32,45€ return.

Cáceres Bus Station is on the outskirts of town, around 1-2km from the city centre. Taxis are readily available, although it is an easy stroll along the Avenida de Alemania to the city centre.

Get around[edit]

Cáceres is a very compact city so it is unlikely that visitors will need to use public transport. All areas of the city are within 30 minutes walk of the centre.

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  • El Corral de las Cigueñas, c/ Cuesta de Aldana, 6, +34 670 590 068, [14]. Lively bar in the old part of town. By day a relaxing place to have a drink with friends, by night the home of some of the best live bands in Cáceres. Enjoys a mixed crowd, and is popular among students.  edit
  • La Habana Café-Bar, c/ Pizarro, 1, [15]. 1600 - 0300. A lively bar which draws visitors for coffee and chat in the afternoons and drinks and dancing at night. Very lively at weekends and known for serving excellent Mojitos. Very reasonably priced and the staff are extremely efficient and helpful. The bar also has a great focus on art, housing the vibrant Habana Espacio Libre art gallery in an adjoining apartment.  edit

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  • Hotel Barceló V Centenario, c/ Manuel Pacheco, s/n, +34 927 23 22 00, [16]. Upmarket hotel based on the outskirts of Cáceres. Very good quality service. The only drawback of this hotel is its location, as it is quite far from the town's major attractions.  edit
  • Hotel Cáceres Golf, Carretera N-630, km. 558, +34 927 23 46 00, [17]. Excellent hotel located a few miles outside Cáceres town on a Golf Complex. Accommodation and meals are of an extremely high standard. The hotel is not well situated for those arriving without a car, as public transport to this area is limited.  edit
  • Hostal Hernán Cortés, Travesía Hernán Cortés, 6, +34 927 24 34 88. Quaint little Hostal situated in the modern area of town, behind the post office. Only 5-10 minutes walk from all the main attractions. The Hostal is old-fashioned and basic. However, it is very clean and great value for money and has a very helpful and friendly staff. Perfect for a short break if you don't intend to spend much time indoors. 30€.  edit
  • Hotel Los Naranjos, c/ Alfonso IX, 12, +34 927 24 35 12. Small budget hotel located on the outskirts of the old town, just a few minutes walk from the Plaza Mayor.  edit
  • Parador de Cáceres, c/ Ancha, 6, +34 927 21 17 59, [18]. checkin: 25/march/2014; checkout: 27/march/2014. Upmarket, state-owned Parador Hotel located in the heart of the old town. Perfect location for all the major attractions in Cáceres. Very luxurious.  edit
  • NH Palacio de Oquendo, Pza. San Juan 11, +34 927 21 58 00 [19]. The NH Palacio de Oquendo is an entirely renovated ancient palace dating from the 16th Century, situated next to the main shopping area and within the Roman and Arabic walls.

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