with tips for cycling & hiking
A short hop up the road from Monfrague took us to the serene renaissance town of Caceres, dating back to the 15th and 16th centuries.
We stayed at Camping Caceres, which was quite unique, in that it had individual en suite facilities. The pitches are quite small and you go back to back with your neighbours but this gives you a great chance to talk to fellow travellers of different nationalities.
Home from Home - en suite facilities at ACSI rates
We could not find a motor home service point but to be fair we did not look too hard and they supply a hosepipe with your pitch, so this proved a good opportunity to debug the windscreen.
There is a pool facility, bar and restaurant and the site is on a regular bus service into town and again very cheap, at a euro each way. There is also a Lidl and Carrefour on the bus route if you need to stock up but we found that we tended to shop locally.
You only need the day to explore the town and its unique atmosphere and you will not be disappointed.
Plaza Major and view of old town
Casa de la Golfines de Abrajo -you can see the family shield at the top of the central tower
Iglesia de San Mateo built between the 14th and 17th centuries
Arco de la Estrella built1726, leads through the city walls into the Plaza Major, flanked by a 15th century watchtower
Convento de San Pablo - sells a speciality called yemas, which are candied egg ylolks,made by the nuns
Iglesia de San Francisco Javier
Leading down to the Barrio de San Antonio, a quaint old Jewish quarter, with narrow streets of restored whitewashed houses which owes its name to the nearby hermitage of St Anthony.
The old town has bags of character but surprisingly few commercial outlets, it is not totally car free as witnessed by some of the cars driven down the narrow streets, often with numerous dents, testimony to their arguments with the brick walls.
The new town has the commercial activity and is not unpleasant with plenty of green spaces.