Cáceres is a beautiful city founded by the Romans in Extremadura.

Cáceres sign in plaza mayor

We went on a rainy February Sunday as a day trip from Salamanca.  We didn’t let the rain dampen our spirits.  We started by walking into the old town and enjoying a morning coffee in Plaza Mayor whilst admiring the Bujaco tower.

Cáceres Plaza Mayor

With our caffeine fix sorted we started walking around to discover the 15th century gothic style Cathedral.


For a few euros you can look around inside and climb up to the top of the bell tower to admire the views out over the landscape and over Plaza de San Jorge (pictured above).

Cáceres bell towerCáceres view point

Cáceres has numerous towers and back-alleys to explore.  Just get lost and enjoy the architecture and find the different statues dotted around the city.

Cáceres back alleyCáceres Statue

Whilst exploring the city try and find these creepy doll heads.

Cáceres Dolls heads

Cáceres has a number of museums, including the Arabic Museum and the Museum of History and Culture “Casa Pedrilla”.  We didn’t go to these but instead enjoyed a glass of red wine and bowl of olives before returning to Salamanca.

Cáceres wine and coffee

Where is Cáceres? – Map

It takes about 2 hours by car.  Public transport doesn’t come directly here so journey times can be long.  if you don’t have your own car, why not rent a car or try the popular ride sharing app Bla Bla Car.

Zamora and Valladolid also make for fantastic day trips from Salamanca that are similar to Cáceres but easy to get to by public transport.