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Plaza Mayor, Cáceres , Spain

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Cáceres (pronounced: [ˈkaθeɾes]) is the capital of the same name province, in the autonomous community of Extremadura, Spain. As of 2009, its population was 91,131 inhabitants. The municipio has a land area of 1,750.33 km², and is the second largest in geographical extension in Spain.

There have been settlements near Cáceres since prehistoric times. Evidence of this can be found in the caves of Maltravieso and El Conejar. The city was founded by the Romans in 25 BC.

The old town (Ciudad Monumental) still has its ancient walls; this part of town is also well known for its multitude of storks' nests. The walls contain a medieval town setting with no outward signs of modernity, which is why many films have been shot there. The Universidad de Extremadura, and two astronomical observatories are situated in Cáceres. The city is also a seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Coria-Cáceres.

Cáceres was declared a World Heritage City by UNESCO in 1986 because of the city's blend of Roman, Moorish, Northern Gothic and Italian Renaissance architecture. Thirty towers from the Islamic period still stand in Cáceres, of which the Torre del Bujaco is the most famous.

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Lucien Kivit on May 27, 2012

Bernard , thank you for voting, greetings Lucien

Acusticalennon Acust… on August 22, 2012

Buena toma, Like 83+Fav 6, saludos cordiales

Lucien Kivit on August 24, 2012

Acusticalennon , thank you for your nice comment, like and YS, greetings Lucien

dziwnowik on December 18, 2012

♥ ✰✰✰ LIKE ✰✰✰ ♥

greetings from Poland , Peter ♥

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Lucien Kivit on December 18, 2012

Peter, thank you for liking the picture, greetings Lucien

Spaniel 33 on January 6, 2013

Great central square, like! Greetings, Spaniel.

Lucien Kivit on January 6, 2013

Spaniel 33 , thank you for your nice comment and like, greetings Lucien

Ana María Ossorio Ló… on January 26, 2013

Very beautiful this "Plaza Mayor! in Spain Cáceres--like 86--AnaM Thanks for your information, you are so kind--

Lucien Kivit on January 27, 2013

AnaM , thank you for your nice comment and like, greetings Lucien

febrok korbef on February 8, 2013

Topflight city place. Y* & L

Greetings febrok

Lucien Kivit on February 9, 2013

Febrok, thank you for your nice comment, like and YS, greetings Lucien

tor tom on February 17, 2013

Beautiful place and photo!

Like 88.

greetings, Tomas from Toronto

Lucien Kivit on February 17, 2013

Tomas, thank you for your nice comment and like, greetings Lucien

nunila77 merche on April 20, 2015

Cáceres tiene un bonito conjunto monumental. FAV+LIKE. Feliz martes. Saludos cordiales desde Madrid.

Lucien Kivit on April 24, 2015

Nunila77 Merche , thank you for your nice comment , YS and like, greetings Lucien

Far lang on June 9, 2015

Gorgeous view and capture. FAV+LIKE. Greetings, Heinz.

Lucien Kivit on June 12, 2015

Heinz , thank you for your nice comment, YS and like , greetings Lucien

Красивое место! F+L C наилучшими пожеланиями, Fen

Lucien Kivit on January 20, 2016

Fen , thank you for your kind comment , YS and like , greetings Lucien

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    by Lucien Kivit
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot A590 IS
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