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From here it's 100 miles (161 kilometers) to the southeast to Seville and 150 miles (241 kilometers) to the southwest to Algarve, Portugal.
Public squares and spaces are the ideal locations for discovering the heart and soul of a city, and these popular spots in Badajoz are some of those special places. Two of the most recommended are Plaza de Espana and also Plaza de Espana. Those with time to spare should also investigate Plaza de Espana and Plaza Grande.
Two of the most interesting museums here are the Museo de Bellas Artes and the Museo Nacional de Arte Romano, good places where you can spend a couple of hours of inspiration. Study the displays, try the hands-on exhibits or simply savor the quiet space.
Some of the most popular historical attractions in Badajoz are the religious buildings that have stood faithfully here for many generations. The Temple of Diana and the Badajoz Cathedral are excellent local examples. Enjoy the solemn atmosphere of these special places.
Step back into the past and get a taste of what life was like years ago in some of the castles in this region. Perhaps you can conjure up images of the wandering ghosts of long-ago residents when you listen to the dark tales of the Olivenza Castle and the Zafra Castle.
Get active in the outdoors by exploring the nearby ecological preserves, such as Embalse de Cornalvo and Embalse de Prosperina. These nature parks are among the best places where you can check out local animals and plants.
When in Badajoz, explore the Arco de Trajano and Roman Theatre and Amphitheatre, where the past comes vividly back to life. After you’ve visited these, it’s also valuable to visit the other ancient structures and monuments in and around Badajoz.
To get inspired, go and see the Museum of Visigothic Art, one of the most interesting museums in Badajoz. Even if you are only casually interested in art, this is a great place to relax and learn about art throughout the ages.
Bodega Medina is one of the most visited wineries around the city. Tour the vineyards, wine presses and barrel rooms, sample the various blends and vintages, then, if you find something you particularly love, pick up a few bottles to share with friends at home.
Located in Merida Old Town, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Roman Theatre and Casa de Mitreo. Temple of Diana and Amphitheatre of Merida are also within 10 minutes.
Located in Merida Old Town, this luxury hotel is steps from Museum of Visigothic Art, Plaza de Espana, and Arco de Trajano. Temple of Diana and Archaeological area of Moreria are also within 5 minutes.
Situated in the business district, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Plaza de San Francisco, Badajoz Cathedral, and Plaza Alta. Badajoz Fortress is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) away.
Located in Merida Old Town, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Roman Theatre, Plaza de Espana, and Temple of Diana. National Museum of Roman Art and Don Tello Golf Club are also within 9 mi (15 km).
Situated on the riverwalk, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Valdecaballeros Town Hall and Plaza de Espana. Valdecaballeros Lake Dock is 3 mi (4.8 km) away.
Located in Merida Old Town, this hotel is steps from Arco de Trajano and Museum of Visigothic Art. Archaeological area of Moreria and Plaza de Espana are also within 5 minutes.
This family-friendly Badajoz hotel is located on a river, within 1 mi (2 km) of Puente de Palmas, La Giralda, and Badajoz Cathedral. Plaza Alta and Badajoz Fortress are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Situated in Almendralejo, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Palacio de Monsalud and Convent of San Antonio. Santuario de Nuestra Senora de la Piedad is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) away.