Plaza Mayor of Plasencia
Plaza Mayor is a beautiful and historic square that dates back to the 15th century and is considered one of the finest examples of Renaissance architecture in the region of Extremadura.
The square is surrounded by impressive buildings, with evidence to Town Hall, showcasing a beautiful mix of architectural styles, including Gothic and Plateresque.
The Cathedral of Santa María is a grand Gothic-Romanesque structure located in the old town, whose construction began in the 13th century and continued for several centuries, resulting in a mix of architectural styles. It was replaced by a new one two centuries later.
The New Cathedral, or the Cathedral of Asunción, is a magnificent Renaissance-style cathedral located next to the old cathedral. Construction began in the 15th century, and it was designed to replace the old cathedral due to its increasing population and status, however, they both remain..
Santa Maria cultural center
Part of the former Santa María convent, underwent renovations to transform it into a cultural space. The Santa María Cultural Center aims to promote and host various cultural activities, including exhibitions, concerts, theater performances, conferences, and workshops.
The Mirabel palace dates back to the 15th century and is a fine example of Renaissance architecture. It was originally built as a noble residence for the Marquis of Mirabel.
Today, it serves as the headquarters of the Municipal Tourism Office.
The Church of San Nicolás is a heavy building dating back to the 15th century and showing a combination of architectural styles, including Gothic and Renaissance influences.
Inside the church, we may admire the impressive altarpiece, which is a remarkable example of Spanish Renaissance art and is dedicated to Saint Nicholas of Bari.
“Dos Torres” house
The exact origins and history of the Casa de las Dos Torres are not widely documented, but it is believed to date back to the 15th century. It has undergone renovations and modifications over the years and that may be a reason why it seems more Italian than Spanish at my eyes..
Walls of Plasencia
The walls are remarkably well-preserved and consist of a series of stone ramparts, towers, and gates that encircle the old town. The walls are interspersed with defensive towers, some of which are accessible and offer panoramic views of the city and its surroundings.
The main entrance points through the walls are marked by impressive gates, including the Puerta de Trujillo, Puerta del Sol, the Puerta de Coria, and the Puerta Berrozana.
Aqueduct for some, bridge for others, this set of arches, known as Arcos de San Anton seems to have been built in the 14th or 16th century, depending on the version, and only an extension of about 300 meters remains.
Buffet Libre – good buffet
Planned in advance, we used this restaurant in Plasencia for what we wanted a quick lunch near the aqueduct.
Well, it was perfect – Variety and quality, with evidence to the cold salads, and, after a cheap payment we could proceed with the visit.
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