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Cáceres: City Highlights Walking Tour with Local Guide

1. Cáceres: City Highlights Walking Tour with Local Guide

Join a certified guide on a walking tour of Cáceres, with entry to iconic landmarks such as the Carvajal Palace and the House of the Becerra included. Discover a mix of Gothic and Renaissance architecture, with cobbled medieval streets, fortified houses, and palaces. Begin your tour in the main square of Playa Mayor. Cross the Arab walls through the distinctive Arco de la Estrella and, little by little, leave behind the time of the chivalrous wars of the Middle Ages to enter a historic center populated with Renaissance manor houses. Reach the heart of the city, the Plaza de Santa Maria, flanked by symbols of local religious power – the Episcopal Palace and the Co-Cathedral of Santa Maria – from which the square got its name. Admire its Gothic masonry and Romanesque remains from a previous construction.  Around the Roman Catholic church, see the palaces of the ancestral lineages of Cáceres, including those of the Obando, Blázquez-Mayoralgo, Golfín, and Carvajal. You can enter the Carvajal Palace and the House of the Becerra family (Mercedes Calles-Carlos Ballestero Foundation) if they're open. Next, follow your guide to the center of the old city, the square dedicated to the patron saint of Cáceres, St George, with the imposing church of San Francisco Javier and its attached school. Along with the Jesuit legacy of both buildings, marvel at the private collection of Mercedes Calles. Conclude your visit in front of the Palacio de las Veletas, the site of the Cáceres Museum which houses the most precious pearl in the city, the Andalusian cistern. learn about this historic building and the largest medieval water tank on the Iberian Peninsula.

4-Day Portugal Tour from Madrid: Lisbon and Fatima

2. 4-Day Portugal Tour from Madrid: Lisbon and Fatima

Discover the sights and sounds of Portugal on a 4-day package tour from Madrid, crossing the scenic region of Extremedura en route to the Portuguese capital of Lisbon. Learn about the Spanish conqusitadors at Trujillo, and the Portuguese Age of Discoveries in Belem. See old trams on the streets of Alfama, and learn about the apperance of the Virgin Mary in Fatima. Accommodation will be at a 4-star hotel in central Lisbon, with optional evening activities and day tours for your pleasure. Day 1: Madrid - Trujillo - Lisbon Depart Madrid at 08:00 and drive through the scenic Extremadura region of Spain, stopping in historic Trujillo to discover a city enriched by the Spanish conquistadors. You will have time to wander the city center to see stunning medieval and Renaissance buildings, such as the main Plaza Mayor, where an equestrian statue of Francisco Pizarro stands guard. Continue across the border to Portugal, and check in to the 4-star Hotel Lutecia on arrival in Lisbon. Situated at the mouth of the River Tagus, the Portuguese capital is a delight to explore at night. You can join an optional fado show to experience the typically melancholic folk songs of Portugal, or relax on your own at leisure. Day 2: Lisbon Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Alfama, Lisbon’s oldest neighborhood. Marvel at the medieval Castle of São Jorge, overlooking the Alfama from its hilltop location, and see old trams trundling down the cobblestone streets. Continue to Belem, dominated by the fortress Tower of Belem and ornate Monastery of Los Jeronimos. The afternoon is free to explore at leisure, or take an optional excursion to the fairytale palaces of Sintra, and the glorious beaches and resorts of the Estoril Coast and Cascais. Day 3: Lisbon - Fatima - Lisbon Today you will visit one of the most important sites of pilgrimage in Portugal on a day trip to Fatima. Learn the story of the apparition of the Virgin Mary to 3 shepherd children as they tended their flock in the Cova da Iria. You will be free to explore sites such as the Sanctuary of Fátima and Chapel of the Apparitions. See the mosaics and stained glass windows of the Basilica, and enjoy some quiet time in the Holy Trinity Church. Return to Lisbon for your overnight stay. Day 4: Lisbon - Caceres - Madrid Depart Lisbon and re-cross the border with Spain en route to Madrid. Stop at the historic walled city of Caceres, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986 for its beautiful mix of Roman, Moorish, Northern Gothic and Italian Renaissance architecture. Discover some of the 30 remaining Islamic towers, and glorious Renaissance palaces, as you wander the narrow streets at leisure. Continue to Madrid for the end of tour services.

Marble Tour in Vila Viçosa

3. Marble Tour in Vila Viçosa

The tour starts at the center of Vila Viçosa, the Portuguese Marble Capital. It's one of the most stunning villages in the country and marble can be found everywhere. Join our local guide who will introduce you to the entire marble world: from the ground selection strategies to an outstanding variety of final art pieces that can be seen everywhere you look. At our headquarters you’ll be given an introduction to the marble world at the Marble Interpretive Center, where geology, geography and history will be thematics. Here you will also have a clear idea how important the marble industry is for the local community, not just from the economical point of view, but also, and mainly from the social perspective. After, while heading to the industry, learn also why there is such an unforgettable and unique landscape totally shaped by the opening of the marble quarries through the centuries. It’s time to absorb all the beauty of this very unique landscape. Next is time to explore and enjoy the marble industry sites with a visit to a few quarries where you will see the marble extraction taking place and identify the machinery used but also the dangerousness associated with it. Once marble isn't ready to be applied right after the extraction, you will also visit a factory where the marble will get the final shapes before being applied or sent to the market to be sold. Last but not least, as marble can be the perfect material to give shape to an art masterpiece, be sure to visit artisans workshops to watch the handmade shaping of the marble while being stunned by some really overwhelming marble art masterpieces. The different colours ors of Portugueses marble have been appreciated since the Romans were the rulers of the Iberian Peninsula, and since then the Alentejo marble was used and exported to the whole world mainly from the quarries of this small but cozy town called Vila Viçosa.

Trujillo: Medieval and Renaissance History Walking Tour

4. Trujillo: Medieval and Renaissance History Walking Tour

We will begin our visit in the Plaza Mayor of Trujillo, one of the most beautiful in Spain. In this central place in the municipality of Cáceres we will observe the famous equestrian sculpture of the conqueror of the Inca Empire, present-day Peru: Francisco de Pizarro. We will also contemplate the Renaissance architecture of its beautiful palaces and the Church of San Martín de Tours, palaces such as the Duke of San Carlos and the Marquesado de la Conquista among others. The route through Trujillo will continue heading towards the Palace of Juan Orellana Pizarro through the Cañón de la Cárcel and we leave the Plaza Mayor behind. We will continue towards the Plaza de los Descalzos and "La Alberca", a cistern dating from the 10th century. We will continue the tour through the narrow streets of the old town of Trujillo, an area of great monumental heritage due to the concentration of various houses of hidalgos who left for the New World in search of fame, honor and fortune. We headed to the highest area of the city where the church of Santa María La Mayor was built on top of an old mosque. We will arrive at the viewpoint of the nuns where we can see the Trujillo Alcazaba, dated as the second oldest in Europe. And we will finish in the Plaza Mayor, where we began the visit.

Merida: Legends and Mysteries Night Tour

5. Merida: Legends and Mysteries Night Tour

The tour begins at the roundabout of the Méridas del Mundo, continues at the door of the Arab Alcazaba and descends towards the Guadiana river, to then visit the outskirts of the archaeological zone of Morerías, the Assembly of Extremadura (former San Juan de Dios hospital ), some ancient convents and mysterious temples to end in the magical convent of Jesús Nazareno. On this route you will meet the feared worewolves, you will learn to defend yourself from hidden forces just as the ancient Romans did, you will discover enigmatic ancient tombs, you will contemplate spectral ghostly figures and you will hear, first-hand and from within its walls, the supernatural experiences occurred in an old convent... Do not miss the opportunity to discover the hidden face of Mérida. Because when the night falls, the myths wake up.

Merida: Haunted Walking Tour

6. Merida: Haunted Walking Tour

On this spectral route you will travel back in time and meet lemurs and larvae, the ghosts that terrified the ancient Romans. You'll see that haunted houses inhabited by restless spirits were known before the age of movies, and you'll hear these ghostly stories as you wander past Roman tombs, illuminated temples, and ancient statues. You will discover how to summon the furious dead and how to defend yourself against them, you will be surprised by the ancient curses and you will know the gods of the underworld and the secret entrances to hell. Delve with us into the Beyond of our ancestors, immerse yourself in the funeral rites and supernatural beliefs of the ancient Romans and see that, after all, they were not so different from us. Not even when they were dead.

From Salta: Cachi and Salinas Grandes 2-Day Guided Trip

7. From Salta: Cachi and Salinas Grandes 2-Day Guided Trip

1 DAY. Tour to Cachi: Delight the amazing Cuesta del Obispo and take a panoramic photo. Enjoy the beautiful landscapes of Quebrada del Escoipe. Visit Los Cardones National Park. Discover Cachi, a colonial town that remains as if stopped in time. visit the square and the church. 2 DAY. Tour to Salinas Grandes: Visit Purmamarca Town with his Seven Colours Hill and visit the local market. Take cool pictures in the magnificent Salinas Grandes. Stop in the ride of the Colorados. You choose the dates, but the order of the excursions may change depending on the availability of the agency

Cáceres: Winery Tour and Wine Tasting with Local Guide

8. Cáceres: Winery Tour and Wine Tasting with Local Guide

It is a tour of the different areas of the winery, following step by step the work behind a good glass of wine. You will be greeted by one of our professional guides. He will take care that everything is correct to make the visit safely. You will visit the accumulation room and production tanks, the production and bottling room, the barrel room and aging cellar, and finally, the tasting and tasting room. In our tasting and tasting room you will have the opportunity to taste our most emblematic wines. To end the visit we will show you our souvenir shop and typical products of Extremadura, where you will receive a gift as a souvenir of the visit.

Merida: Roman Theater Private Walking Tour

9. Merida: Roman Theater Private Walking Tour

Our visit begins in Margarita Xirgu Square, (entrance to the theater and amphitheater). Mérida was capital of the province of Lusitania, and within the archaeological complex we will distinguish the parts in which the enclosure is divided. First, we travel the cavea or stand and know how the spectators were distributed depending on their social range. In front of us will be the orchestra: the space reserved for the choir. Just above we will see the stage, located on the platform of the so -called proscaenium. Behind this, the facade of the scenic front rises, the most recognizable symbol of the city of Méida. We will also remember how the Classical Theater Festival of Mérida emerged, whose functions keep the essence of this place alive. Just next to the theater, we will also visit the remains of the Roman amphitheater of Mérida. Although this circular building does not have the dimensions of the Colosseum of Rome, Mérida was not far behind in terms of the crudeness of its shows. The most popular were the bloody struggles of the gladiators. We leave the enclosure and we will end the visit in the jewel of the crown, the temple of Diana, where we can admire beauty in its striated columns with Coristian capitals. Impressive, our visitors tell us.

Trujillo: Game of Thrones Castle Tour

10. Trujillo: Game of Thrones Castle Tour

The medieval castle in Trujillo has become one of the latest filming locations for Season 7 of the award-winning fantasy drama series Game of Thrones. The castle, which was built between the 9th and 12th centuries, was used as a backdrop for Game of Thrones Season 7 and rumor has it that it will be the location for Casterly Rock, the often mentioned home of the Lannisters. This tour is the perfect mix between history, culture, heraldry, and heritage, that fuses perfectly with the anecdotes, curiosities, and places that were strategic points of the shooting of the series. You will discover that the history of the city surpasses fiction through a journey full of incredible surprises that you can not miss, whether you follow the series or not. You will reach the Alcazaba through the round of the battlements, enjoy a magical hiking route while discovering places that only the locals know. You will be able to see one of the most beautiful sunsets in Extremadura, losing yourselves in the most secret corners of the city medieval as you discover all the mysteries of history and shooting.

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It has been an interesting visit, at first they told us a little about the marble deposits that Portugal has and then we went to visit the quarries where it is extracted. It's been an interesting morning. That if, if it is the middle of August, it is advisable not to take central hours of the day since the sun falls very strong.

A little difficult to find the meeting place, but once we were there we were met by a very nice local guide. She told us about the marble varieties and showed us around the marble workshop and in the open pits. Very interesting!

A very good welcome by passionate people A theoretical explanation on the subject followed by a visit to one of the marble quarry sites, impressive in scope and discovery, an essential step

Pleasant welcome, very nice and very professional guides. very interesting visit