Caceres Historic Jewish Quarter Walking Tour

 
 
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1/2 Day (Duration: 03h00 approx.)

Caceres

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Half day tour of the old quarter of Caceres with an expert Private Local Guide
 
 
 

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General Overview


Country: Spain
Region: Extremadura
City: Caceres
Duration: 1/2 Day (Duration: 03h00 approx.)
Type: Half Day Tour Private
Theme: City and Village Walks
Group Size: 1 - 6 People
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Introduction

If Spain had anything akin to the American Far West, it must have been Extremadura -the land beyond the River Duero- the area that gave birth to so many doughty Conquistadors. Caceres (pop. 74,589), declared World Heritage City in 1985, sober, seigneurial and proud, lies in the heart of this conquistador homeland.

Largely medieval, the town walls date from the time of the Almohads and even preserve some Roman sections. Twelve of the thirty towers which once protected the enclosure are still standing.

MONUMENTS:

Rather than any one specific sight, it is the old town as a whole, as an historic unit, that has to be walked and seen. Once inside the walls, the main points of interest are:

St. Mary´s (Iglesia de Santa Mari­a). Completed in the 16th century, this elegant Gothic Church is now the city cathedral. Many an eminent citizen lies buried here.


Lower Golfines Palace (Palacio de los Golfines de Abajo). This mansion is a combination of Gothic, Mudejar and Plateresque. Medallions and the Golfines coat of arms embellish the stone facade.


Plaza de Santa María. Flanking this somewhat elongated plaza that forms the centre of the old part are a number of impressive facades. There is the Bishop´s Palace with its medallions of the New and Old Worlds, the Plateresque Ovando Mansion and the Gothic Mayoralgo Palace.


Sun Tower (Casa del Sol). The outstanding feature of this interesting 16th-century facade is the striking crest of the Sola­s family over the arch.


St. Matthew´s (Iglesia de San Mateo). This erstwhile mosque, with its Plateresque portal and richly decorated tombs in an otherwise rather bare interior, stands at the highest point of the old city,

St. James (Iglesia de Santiago). Reputed to be the birthplace of the military Order of the Knights of St. James, charged with ensuring safe passage for the pilgrims bound for Santiago de Compostela. The magnificent altarpiece was carved by Alonso de Berruguete.

Godoy Palace (Palacio de Godoy). Renaissance in style, with a grandiose escutcheon and beautiful patio.

Day by day itinerary

DAY 1: 
CACERES 
- Your private English-Speaking Official Specialist Guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel or at a designated meeting point if you are not staying in a city centre hotel.
- Enjoy a half-day guided visit of medieval CACERES a very important city which witnessed the migration of Jews to Portugal after their expulsion from Spain and which played an important role for the Jewish Communities during the 15th century.
Ending your tour at the parador of caceres
- We have reserved a table for your lunch at a recommended restaurant either before or after the tour
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Included

THE TOUR INCLUDES:
- English-Speaking Specialist Official Local Guide
- Entrance fees to sites when with guide
- (LR) *Lunch Table Reservation in a recommended restaurant with fine Cuisine (*Meal not included must order directly at the restaurant)
- Local Taxes

Excluded

THE TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Airfare
- Transfers not specified in the itinerary
- Entrance fees not specified in the itinerary
- Beverages not specified in selected meals 
- Meals not specified in itinerary 
- Laundry Expenses 
- Telephone & Facsimile charges 
- Excess Baggage charges 
- Passport & Visa fees 
- Personal & Travel Insurance 
- Airport & Departure Taxes 
- Optional excursions 
- Room Service 
- Tip and Gratuities to Local guide

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