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Plaza Mayor

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  • Day29

    Cáceres

    October 15, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Vivieron acá los romanos en la época de la República, luego los árabes por unos mil años y luego los católicos desde el 1200 d.c. Por lo que el casco viejo tiene influencias diversas en la construcción de sus muros, torres y edificios.

    Salimos con Juliana que nos hizo una visita guiada por el casco viejo, una pequeña ciudad amurallada dentro de lo que hoy es la Cáceres moderna.

    La ciudad amurallada es patrimonio de la humanidad, por lo que no es posible construir algo moderno en su interior y por lo mismo es una de las ciudades medievales mejor conservadas. Esto ha servido para filmar varias escenas en películas como Romeo y Julieta, o Juego de Tronos.

    Las calles son angostas, de piedra y en su interior hay tabernas, bares, hoteles y un palacio episcopal. Tiene varias puertas, pero destaca la de la Estrella, más espaciosa para carruajes mayores, y según se cuenta la más ruidosa de las ciudad.
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  • Day29

    Enjoying Caceres

    May 6, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    First guy to leave the Albergue left at 5. The remaining 6 of us started moving around at 6:20 or so. By the time I left the Albergue it was pretty light, another beautiful day (though the forecast shows some rain in the next few days).

    The 24 km were almost all off asphalt. Even though the Camino essentially hugged the national highway, there were very few cars on it because of the autovía (divided highway) being so close. There were tons of cyclists, some on the road, some on the Camino. I think every single one I saw was male. This is the way it always seems to be here, not sure why.

    I got a room in a small hotel and after the obligatory post-walking routine had a couple of hours to wander the old city, which is just beautiful. Lots of 15 and 16 C buildings. I made it to the museum finally (this is probably my fourth or fifth time here) and saw the Moorish aljibe (cistern).

    I only have eight days left to walk and I think I will reach Salamanca.
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