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Visit to Plasencia in Extremadura

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The Plasencia Cathedral


Frozen frost can be seen in the harsh winter of Extremadura. In some areas of the park you can see the slow reforestation that is brewing with multiple sticks that protect future oaks, eucalyptus and cork oaks that will give color to the stage.

Flock of sheep in Monfragüe

In the distance you can see the snowy mountains of the Sierra de Gredos and the mountains of Béjar with the contrast of the nearby cork oaks and holm oaks that rise on the park plain a few kilometers from Plasencia.

Plasencia pleasantly surprised me. When you expect little from a place due to ignorance it usually takes you more than a surprise and that is what happened to me when I arrived in this city, for me still unknown from Extremadura.

The city has an old town that is easy to maneuver with pleasant squares, a quiet and peaceful lifestyle and an architecture worthy of appearing in the Unesco World Heritage Listings. Not surprisingly, Plasencia itself has joined together with Trujillo to be candidates for such an honor in the future.

The city is walled and retains its walls in good condition. The doors on each side have been restored with interesting iron motifs and the heart of the city houses not one but two cathedrals that mark the historical character of Plasencia. The old cathedral reveals its Romanesque style and later Plateresque revival on its facade. It is also one of the three Spanish cathedrals that offer a dome in its figure and at the top rests the curious sculpture of a melon.

The Municiapl Palace of Plasencia with its curious grandfather hanging

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