Old Town of Cáceres

An hour’s train ride north from Merida is Caceres, where on arrival I helped an Australian couple differentiate between the arrival and departure time posters and in return they very kindly gave me both of their city maps – one being better for the historic area and the other for the surrounding streets. I wandered around town looking for a hotel but being unable to find a one star was forced to go upmarket to two stars. It was jolly nice though although I have a feeling I brought the tone of the place down a notch or two.

Caceres has a small but delightful historic centre, with some encircling wall remaining and seemingly made of up lots of little interlocking cobbled open spaces and linking alleys all full of buildings in a variety of styles from the 14th to 16th centuries built in an attractive light biscuit coloured stone.



 Here’s the bishop’s palace:

Bishop's Palace, Caceres

Bishop's Palace, Caceres

And here it is in Lego, photographed perched on the railing of my hotel balcony:

Lego Bishop's Palace, Caceres

Lego Bishop's Palace, Caceres

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