HIGHLIGHTS: This route takes you through one of the country’s least known and most beautiful areas, and features endless surprises including some of the finest Spanish Paradores. Zafra gives you the opportunity to discover Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria Church (13th-century), Grande Square, Santa Catalina Convent, Santa Clara Convent, El Rosario Convent and the Casa Grande de Zafra. Begin a journey for all your senses.
HIGHLIGHTS: Every sight you see in Emerita Augusta speaks of its splendid past, when it was part of the Roman Empire, and an active and flourishing colony. Faithful repositories of this legacy are the National Museum of Roman Art (Museo Nacional de Arte Romano), the theater, arena and Roman circus. You should not miss the Roman House of the Amphitheatre (Casa del Anfiteatro) and House of the Mithraeum (Casa de Mitreo), the archeological site at Santa Eulalia Church, the Roman bridge over the Guadiana River, and Los Milagros Aqueduct. The Arabs also left their mark on these lands with their citadel, as did the Visigoths, whose art you can discover in the Museum of Visigoth Art (Museo de Arte Visigótico).
HIGHLIGHTS: Extremadura expresses itself magically in this town. Trujillo, land of discovery, opens its gates to you in the Main Square (Plaza Mayor). Walking along its streets, you will discover the palace of the Dukes of San Carlos, the palace of the Marquises of La Conquista, and the palace of the Marquis of Sufraga. The old castle speaks of long-ago tales, as does the Pizarro House/Museum. Religious monuments also have an important place in the town, including San Martín Church, Santa María La Mayor Church and the convents of Santa Clara and San Francisco Real.
HIGHLIGHTS: The Parador de Jarandilla boasts an incomparable size and beauty, and is a very special setting-off point for visits to places such as Yuste Monastery, where Emperor Carlos V spent his last days. Other interesting visits include natural sites such as the Olla Gorge. We also recommend the towns of the Vera region, especially Valverde and Villanueva.
HIGHLIGHTS: Plasencia is the final stage of our journey along this stretch of the Ruta de la Plata, a gift to you in your last hours in the lands of Extremadura, a gift to enjoy by visiting such sights as the two cathedrals: New and Old. Around the cathedrals you will find many lovely spots. The Main Square (Plaza Mayor), with its bustling activity, the Episcopal Palace, the palace of the Marquises of Mirabel, Carvajal-Girón Palace and Las Torres Palace, and San Vicente Ferrer Convent are other highlights of the city.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The route begins on Sunday and ends on Sunday.
Neither the dates of your stay, nor the Parador hotels, nor the itinerary may be altered or changed during the route.
This route and rates are not valid for groups.
Subject to availability and accepetance of Totally Spain´s Booking Conditions.
7 nights in Parador hotels shown with private bathroom.