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Encanto Apartamentos Turisticos
Beautiful, Spacious Home in Caceres
Medieval Caceres Series 2


The small town of Caceres, the place
where our own Naga City got its name,
could be best appreciated by living the
way locals do and we did just that by
staying in a full self- service apartment.



Encanto Apartamentos Turisticos,



...is a beautiful, and well- equipped yet,
affordable apartment, set in a superbly
renovated 17th century building .



It is located right at the heart of the
old town, a UNESCO Heritage Site ,
just few steps from the Plaza Mayor,



…and a walking distance to almost
all the popular attractions on the city.
The apartment was spacious and had
everything we need to feel at home.



We tremendously enjoyed Caceres
because we had a beautiful apartment
to come home to at the end of the day


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El Requete
Delicious Spanish Dinner
Medieval Caceres Series 3


El Requete has a lovely location in the Plaza Mayor,



…that overlooks the Arco de Estrella, a medieval arc
and the main entry point to the old town of Caceres.



It was an introduction to authentic Spanish cuisine,



…and a culinary awakening,



…as it enlightened us how our Filipino food
has been influenced by the Spaniards after
almost 400 years of colonization.



Salty,



…and greasy,



…yet very delicious.


 

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A good Castilian garlic soup worths the trip alone.
 
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Caceres at Night
A Walk Back in Time
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It’s the beautiful sound of silence that makes
Caceres hauntingly stunning at night.



Drop the map and get lost at the beauty of the night,
in this ancient UNESCO Heritage medieval city



… and the Third Monumental Complex
of Europe declared by the Council of Europe .



Enjoy the sights and sounds,



…and take pleasure of the strange
feeling of stepping back in the past.



Walk on beautiful and narrow cobblestone alleys,



…and hear your footsteps echoing
on the walls of the ancient buildings.



Caceres at night made us return to the
past without having to use a time machine



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Caceres by Day
Historic Tour to the Past
Medieval Caceres Series 5



An awesome city tour on foot in
one of the oldest towns in the world.



An old medieval city,



…where there is a church in every corner,



…and museum in every block.



Caceres is a Gothic-Renaissance city, with
large number fortress-palaces from the 15th
century, that has been properly conserved.



This city in Extremadura bears the traces
of highly diverse influences, that evolved
from different centuries and generations.



Together with Prague in the Czech Republic,Tallinn in Estonia,
the "Monumental City of Cáceres" was declared by the Council
of Europe as the Third Monumental Complex of Europe in 1968



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Charcutteria Mostazo
Uniquely Spanish Supermercado
Medieval Caceres Series 6


There is nothing like it.
Charcutteria Mostazo, is a
unique Spanish supermercado,



…which did not only offer basic groceries,
but also served as an awesome delicatessen,



…that sells a wide selection of ethnic
meat products from cured meats, hams,



…sausages,



…and aged cheeses,



An awesome window to
Extremadura’s culinaria.

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Concatedral Santa Maria Caceres
Ancient Center of Faith
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Located at the Plaza Sta. Maria and right
infront of Palacio Episcopal de Cáceres is
the Santa Iglesia Concatedral Santa María.



Built in the 13th century,,



...it serves as the diocese of Coria-Cáceres,
considered as an Artistic Historical Monument
and presently functions as church museum.



its main attraction is the massive Extremaduran
style wooden altarpiece carved from Flanders pine
and cedar by Guillén Ferrant and Roque Balduque.



The Concatedral Santa Maria Caceres is the ancient
center of faith during the medieval period in Caceres,



…and still serves as the most important
religious center in Extremaduara Spain.

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Casa Palacio de los Becerra
Middle Age Palace Museum
Medieval Caceres Series 8



The Casa Palacio de los Becerra
is a 15th century Gothic structure,
and was a restored ancestral house-



…turned to a museum, with permanent
exhibition of a selection of collections,
of furniture, paintings, glass and antiques.



It is currently the headquarters of
the Mercedes Calles Foundation,


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...that helps in the conservation of
the Monumental City of Cáceres.



The restoration and rehabilitation of
the Casa Palacio de los Becerra is
a fulfillment of this worthy objective.

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Iglesia de San Francisco Javier
Ancient Church Museum
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The Iglesia de San Francisco Javier.
or the Church of the Precious Blood
is an 18th century Baroque style Jesuit
church built in1698 annexed to a convent.



Inside, the main altarpiece stands out,
with the eighteenth-century painting
of San Francisco Javier as a centerpiece.



The towers could be accessed by an exquisite
metal cast spiral staircase in the lower level,



…and another spiral granite
stairs on the upper level-



…and provides an awesome
of the ancient city of Caceres.



Currently there is no more worship masses done inside,
and the church primarily serves as a religious museum.


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Museo de Caceres
Old Town, Old Museum
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Set in two well preserved ancient buildings,
both declared as a UNESCO Heritage Sites,



…located in the middle of the old town
Monumental City of Caceres in Spain,



…Museo de Caceres has a wide array
of historic display of arts and culture,



…from ancient sculptures
and architectural artifacts.



It also has a gallery of 13th to 19th century
paintings and classic art masterpieces
including Picasso, Miro and El Greco.



A must see museum for
anyone visiting Caceres.

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Caceres Weekend Market
Extremadura's Showcase of Indigenous Cuisine
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We stumbled upon this wonderful weekend market
along the Paseo de Cánovas, had an overwhelming
display of various indigenous Extremadura products .



It was is an awesome tourist attraction
with probably more than 100 vendors,
various hams, sausages, and cheeses.





It also offers bakery products,
spices,prepared food vendors,





…toys, candies, produce
and even healing crystals.





The market is a destination for foodies
in search of the market's ethnic cuisines,



…and a of showcase Extremadura’s
cuisine in specialty food market.




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Granier Caceres
Fiesta Official’s Breakfast Savior
Medieval Caceres Series 11


It was our third day in Caceres, and we
were unaware that it was ‘fiesta official’.



Everything is on a standstill
in this little town on a holiday.
We had nothing for breakfast-
most of the shops were closed



But the aroma of oven fresh
bread from Granier Bakery,



…led me to a smorgasbord
of delicious artisanal breads.



It was our fiesta official’s breakfast savior



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Restaurante Caceres
Awesome Spanish Cuisine
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The Restaurante Caceres,



…has a lovely al fresco area that offers
an awesome view of the Plaza Mayor.



It served us some of the most
delicious Extramaduran dishes
like the Surtido De Ibéricos,




... Crema De Verduras Con Crujiente
De Queso Migas Extremeñas Con
Huevo, Pimentón y Pimiento Frito.




...Risotto de Setas y Gambas,



…the perfectly pan seared
Pescado Del Día,



…and the delicioulsy tender, roasted
Lomo Asado con Salsa de Manzana.



It was our penultimate day in Caceres, and we were
happy the we chose to dine at Restaurante Caceres,




…as it gave us a delicious culinary conclusion on
our visit to this wonderful ancient city in Spain.

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Palacio De Los Caceres- Ovando
Old Town Armory Museum
Medieval Caceres Series 14


The Palacio De Los Caceres- Ovando
or the House of the Ovando or Ovando Palace
is a Renaissance style building built in 1519,



…that served as a setting for in several films
one of which was Alain Delon’s El Tulipán Negro.



The Palacio De Los Caceres- Ovando
now serves as an armory museum, with
varied display of period armory, artworks
depicting armor, historic war photographs,



…ancient sculptures, and even
recreated battle sets and scenes.



The center most area has a portico where
different noble shields are on display.



The entrance to the museum is free,
and also offers free educational programs
on medieval history of arms and armor.




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Gastronomica Extremadura
Foodie Tour in Caceres
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Having been colonized by Spain for more
than 300 years, Filipino cuisine has been
heavily influenced by Hispanic culinaria.



It was my family's first time in Spain,
and Caceres in Extremadura Region
was the first Spanish City that we visited.



We were pretty sure that we would
not have to adjust our taste buds,
pre- acclimatized by Spanish inspired
dishes we have been eating all our lives.



Authentic Spanish cuisine is
like a culinary homecoming,



…as it made us return to where our
Filipino food originated and evolved.




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We are Caceres
From Cuidad de Nueva Caceres to Caceres, Spain
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Francisco de Sande Picón , the third Spanish
governor and captain-general of the Philippines
from August 25, 1575 to April 1580, a native
of Caceres, Spain, established the Royal City
of Nueva Cáceres, now known as Naga City,
named after the city where he came from.




Our visit to Caceres Spain was a personal
encounter with the cryptic historic connection
between Cuidad de Nueva Caceres, where
we came from, and the original ancient Caceres.



The Ciudad Monumental (Monumental City)
is one of the best preserved medieval places
and one of Spain's most beautiful cities.



It would make you feel like you've
stepped back into the Middle Ages.



It was an unforgettable journey to our past.



We are Caceres, (and interestingly,
our surname is also Caceres).



Naga City is the Cuidad de Nueva Caceres,



…and being Naguenos,
we are all Caceres.



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Medieval Caceres
A Travel Back in Time
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Caceres, Spain would leave one in awe and spellbound
with the incredulous sensation of stepping back in time.



A fabulous collection of medieval buildings,
in excellent state of conservation, and earned
the nickname "Monumental City of Cáceres".



Together with Prague in the Czech Republic
and Tallinn in Estonia, Caceres was declared
by the Council of Europe as the Third
Monumental Complex of Europe in 1968,



We walked on beautiful and narrow cobblestone alleyways
with our footsteps echoing on the quiet walls of the ancient
buildings reflecting the glorious grandness of a by-gone era.



It’s the beautiful sound of silence that
makes Caceres hauntingly stunning.



Visiting Caceres made us return to the past
without having to use a time machine.
It is an experience I would never forget.


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Thank you very much for all these fantastic photos. I've seen you are from Philippines but I must to confess that I really didnt know about the ancient connection between Naga City and Caceres. So I guess that was the reason of your trip here in Caceres. Good job.
 
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