FIO 2018 Cáceres, Extremadura

FIO 2018

02Feb

The Extremadura Birdwatching Fair (FIO) will celebrate their 13th anniversary in 2018. Don’t miss this meeting point for professionals and nature enthusiasts in Monfragüe National Park from February 23th to 25th. The past twelve years of this event have put Extremadura on the European map of birdwatching and it has become the largest fair of its kind in southern Europe.

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Extremadura's stand in Fitur 2015

Apartment Beholiday in Fitur 2018

16Jan

Apartments set up next to the Plaza Mayor of town, ideally located to explore the historic quarter of Medieval Caceres town. WORLD HERITAGE CITY labeled by UNESCO since 1986 and declared by the Council of Europe as the THIRD MONUMENTAL COMPLEX OF EUROPE in 1968, rich in history, local traditions and popular cuisine, offering visitor a pure and genuine way of life.

Will attend fitur January form 17 – 19. Pavilion 9. Extremadura Stand

Documentary Cáceres RTVE

Historical tour of Cáceres filmed by RTVE

21Nov

Historical tour of Cáceres filmed by RTVE. You can discover in images the architecture, nature, the diversity of birds, the palaces and museums of Cáceres, named world heritage of Unesco. Discover emblematics sites of Cáceres (Palacio de los Golfines, Bujaco Tower…), its gastronomy and its natural richness.

http://www.rtve.es/alacarta/videos/ciudades-espanolas-patrimonio-de-la-humanidad/ciudades-espanolas-patrimonio-humanidad-caceres/4313963/

World Travel Market

World Travel Market is the global meeting place for the Travel industry

10Nov

World Travel Market London is the leading global event for the travel industry, generating more than £2.8 billion of business contracts between attendees.

La feria World Travel Market 2017 cerró ayer sus puertas hasta la próxima edición.

En síntesis se puede hablar de crecimiento: La demanda turística a nivel global no se detiene, y tampoco se frena la demanda Británica, aunque es posible que a partir del próximo año se empiece a notar en el Reino Unido algunos efectos del Brexit. Y tampoco el terrorismo frena el crecimiento turístico, mas bien los desvía de destinos.

Y se próxima el fin de la bonanza turística que ha vivido España desde el inicio de la primavera Árabe, en 2011, de la que España se ha venido beneficiando durante estos últimos años, ya que los destino de África del norte y Mediterráneo Oriental empiezan a recuperarse.

Cáceres

Cáceres, spectacular medieval fortress.

30Jul

Caceres’s old town boast one of the most impressive artistic and monumental collection of buildings, and one of the best preserved of Europe, declared World Heritage in 1986. In the 16th Century it had been shaped the majestic look of the historic city centre. Walking around this old city we find walls, palaces, churches, squares and streets, which are all in the best conditions. Cáceres also
shows spectacular defensive towers of the middle ages.

Mérida

Mérida, splendid roman city

28Jul

Seat of the Government of Extremadura, it was founded by the Romans in the year 25 BC, and called it Emerita Augusta. It was capital of the province of Lusitanian and residence for graduates of his army soldiers.

The Roman archaeological ensemble of Mérida was declared world heritage by UNESCO in 1993. The main monuments are the theatre, the amphitheatre and the circus. Also The Roman temple of Diana, the bridge over the Guadiana River, the aqueduct of the miracles and the Arch of Trajan stand out. The National Museum of Roman art, designed by the prestigious architect Rafael Moneo,
exposes numerous objects from the Roman archaeological site of the city.

Badajoz

Badajoz, border development model

26Jul

Border with Portugal, its old part has an attractive monumental heritage. Include the Alcazaba, dating from the 9th century, although its current approach dates back to the 12th century. The walled enclosure of the Alcazaba was declared a historical monument by the Spanish Government in 1931. Other attractions for visitors are the door of Palmas, of 16th century, the Plaza Alta, medieval arcaded enclosure, the oldest bridge of the city “Puente de Palma” and Santa Ana Royal Monastery

Guadalupe

Guadalupe, the secret whim of heaven

25Jul

Guadalupe is a historic village, with cobbled streets and traditional homes, filled with valuable monuments, like the Sanctuary-Monastery of Our Lady of Guadalupe, declared World Heritage in 1993. Inside there are two outstanding cloisters, one Gothic and one Mudejar and a pavilion that exhibits the transition from Gothic to Mudejar. The sacristy has paintings by Francisco de Zurbarán. The Virgin’s side-chapel, built by Lucas Jordán, holds the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, patron saint of Extremadura.

Since its foundation, the Monastery became one of the main pilgrimage centers in the Peninsula. It was also the stage of significant events, like the audience that the Catholic Monarchs granted Christopher Columbus to give him the caravels that would take him on his journey to the New World.

Yuste

Yuste, the warrior repose

24Jul

The current monastery was rebuilt on the ruins of the old monastery which served as residence to the Emperor Carlos V. Its international fame derives from the fact that, from 1557, the emperor Carlos V spent his final years there, after passing the crown to his son. An austere palace was built for him in the southern part of the convent.

The convent It has a notable Gothic church, with an altarpiece by Juan de Herrera and a carved Gothic choir stalls.

Trujillo

Trujillo, spanish tuscany

23Jul

It has left an important mark on history: since in the 16th century it was the cradle of illustrious characters linked to the discovery of America, Francisco Pizarro y Francisco de Orellana.

The city offers visitors a stunning old town. Its monuments include the Plaza Mayor, the Castle (old Arab Fortress), its walled enclosure and the churches of Santa María, San Francisco and San Martin. It also has many beautiful palaces, such as los marqueses de La Conquista, the Duke of San Carlos and the marquisate of Piedras Albas.

Olivenza

Olivenza, cultures alliance reference

23Jul

It was declared a historic-artistic village, with national character in 1964. Due to the kingdom alternation of Spain and Portugal in this town, it has converted into a Spanish place with Portuguese traditions. It becomes legally Spanish possession by the Treaty of Badajoz in 1801, using as a natural border the River Guadiana riverbed.

It has managed to save its interesting cultural and historical past with care. All the monuments of its Portuguese past, artistic treasures have been carefully recovered and restored by the municipality.