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