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My parents live in Badajoz so I have been here almost every year for the past 10 years. I love it here, brilliant for picnics with the family on very hot summer days it's one place in town that always gets a breeze, has a...More
The massive walls can be seen from a far. You can walk on top of them, and climb a few of the small towers for a good view on the city from where Portugal and the west of Spain were reigned for a few centuries.
This is a beautiful place to visit with no crowds. In fact in the whole time we walked around the walls we saw two people. We are not sure why at this time of year with the beautiful weather it was like a ghost town....More
I have a pleasant walk around the fortified area of city, which is in need of a large renovation to regain its splendorous past. I recommend walking the walls and gardens and enjoying the views of the city from each of its towers.
An ancient Arabic-Christian Citadel. It's free admission. To walk around the place can be a bit hard if not used to a lot of steps. There is also a great museum that is also free. A few eateries and the interesting Plaza are right there.
If you are in the Badajoz area, this is worth a visit. However, as one reviewer stated, it is a bit like a car park with ruins in it. But it is a work that is in the process of being restored and it does...More
The remains of this castle and fortress are partially restored to give you a more compete impression of how it must have been centuries ago. The site offers nice views, but compared to other castles/fortifications just across the border in Portugal, we rated this one...More
Would not recommend. Very poorly maintained. More like a Municipal Car Park for the University. Very bad use of public space.
It is called a Moorish citadel: a bit of a cheek considering that the Moors plundered Roman stones to "build" it.
The garden next...More