Cáceres is Spain's best-kept secret. The capital of the Cáceres region is filled with an amalgamation of architecture, from Roman gates to Moorish towers and Medieval walls, it's no wonder why the city was proclaimed a UNESCO site in 1986. Check out more information on travelling to Cáceres below.
Cáceres doesn't have an airport, although flying is still the quickest way to get to the city. The best option is usually to fly to Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport and catch a train from the Madrid-Atocha Cercanías to Cáceres city centre. The train journey takes from 3 hours and 30 minutes to just over 4 hours.
Due to its southern location, Cáceres remains mild throughout the year with temperatures reaching there lowest in January (average of 9°C) and hottest in July and August (average of 33°C).
The cheapest time to travel to Cáceres tends to be during January. But don't let the mild weather deter you as the sun is still shining and the quiet streets means there's more room for visitors to explore.
There is an abundance of glorious buildings across the four quarters which make up the city of Cáceres, each of which is interesting to explore. In particular, the grounds of The University of Extremadura are a visual splendour. It is also recommended to visit one of the two astronomical observatories, a perfect opportunity for star-gazers. Last but not least, a visit to the city's' ancient medieval walls which surround a part of the city are some of the most well-preserved in Europe.