Badajoz. The city stands on the left bank of the Guadiana River and the border with Portugal. His greatest historical importance came from the hands of the Arabs, was erected in a small Taifa kingdom. From the time stored on the Cerro del Orinace, 60 m on the Guadiana, the Alcazaba, a fortress where he lived the kings of the ancient Moorish kingdom of Badajoz.
Espantaperros Tower, one of its most representative monuments, enhances the beauty of the Alcazaba. Here the walls and towers reach a high altitude, mainly in the north, where the city overlooking the confluence of the rivers Guadiana and Rivilla.
Important is also the church of S. Andrés, located in one of the most beautiful squares in Badajoz and whose center is the monument to Zurbarán. Also, the patron saint of the city of Badajoz, the Virgen de la Soledad, has his church in the square that bears his name.
Other points of interest: In the center of the province is Almendralejo (palace of the Marquis of Cologne and the Monsalud; tower parish where he was born the illustrious poet José de Espronceda). Medellín Castle, the Temple of San Francisco and the statue of Hernán Cortés able to see them in the town of Don Benito, as chelates Santiago church and parish of the Assumption.
The southwest of the province, near the Portuguese border, is the picturesque town of Jerez de los Caballeros, declared "the Joint Artistic Site." In it we discover the awesome megalithic monuments preserved on their lands, as the Dolmen of Toriñuelo-declared historic interest and that of Valcavado Moth in the pastures of their names. Highlights include the Old Bridge, with anthropomorphic graves, the cemetery in San Blas for Hinds, Castle Farm and the chapels of S. Lazarus, S. Benito and Santa Maria de Brovales.
Spanish Rome, known as Emerita Augusta, Mérida was founded in the year 25 a. JC. Bridges, aqueducts and reservoirs that focus on their land are true works of hydraulic engineering, highlighting the Arch of Trajan. The city had several temples to the gods, some still standing, like Diana and Mars. Stresses, in turn, the church of Santa Eulalia, built shortly after the Edict of Milan (year 313).
Zafra, located to the south of the province, is a modern city with an important trade infrastructure and Desk. Its old town is declared a Historic-Artistic, highlighting the Plaza Mayor, and large stately mansions of the ss. eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and the collegiate church of Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria. Notable are also the convent of St. Clare's Hospital Santiago and Casa Grande, a Renaissance palace in 1601.