Extremadura is an autonomous community of western Spain. It includes the provinces of Cáceres and Badajoz. Extremadura borders Portugal to the west, and it is an important area for wildlife, particularly with the major reserve at Monfragüe, which has recently been recognised as a National Park, or the project of International Tagus River Natural Park (Parque Natural Rio Tajo internacional). To the north it borders Castile-León (provinces of Salamanca and Ávila); to the south, it borders Andalusia (provinces of Huelva, Seville, and Córboda); and to the east, it borders Castile-La Mancha (provinces of Toledo and Ciudad Real).
These accurate Azorín's words invite us to discover those small things that make our land have its own identity, which makes it different from the rest.
Extremadura has a number of towns whose extensive historical-artistic heritage, festivals, gastronomy, nature etc. makes them very attractive cities. You can not miss its traditions, its feasts, its gastronomy and whatever the essence of Extremadura lands show us.
Welcome to the first English-language web guide solely devoted to Extremadura, one of the last-remaining unspoilt regions of Spain. Extremaduraguide.com provides a highly personal and incomplete view of the region, based on the experience of a Brit who’s lived there for over fourteen years. This is not a translation of tourist office leaflets, nor a cribbing of widely available guidebooks. It’s a subjective insight into Extremadura for the foreign visitor with as much useful advice as I can muster.