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Plaza Mayor of Plasencia

Plaza mayor
Plaza mayor

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.

Old cathedral

Old cathedral
Old cathedral

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.

New cathedral

New cathedral
New cathedral

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

Santa maria
Santa maria

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.

Mirabel palace

Mirabel
Mirabel

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.

San Nicolas

San nicolas
San Nicolas

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

Dos torres
Dos torres

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

Walls
Walls

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.

Trujillo door

Trujillo
Trujillo

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.

Plasencia Aqueduct

Aqueduct
Aqueduct

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.

Rest2 Buffet Libre – good buffet

Plasencia
Plasencia
Buffet Libre

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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