Every year the prestigious New York Times create a list of x places one must visit in the next year. In January 2015, it published a list of 52 destinations for 2015. There was only ONE in Spain and this was Cáceres in Extremadura. This is what they said,

Where history, art and gastronomy meet.

Cultured gastronomes are rushing to Cáceres, an ancient walled city — and Unesco World Heritage site — blending Roman, Moorish, Gothic and Renaissance architecture halfway between Madrid and Lisbon. The buzz is all about food and art and started with the opening of Atrio, a breathtaking modernist hotel and restaurant (with two Michelin stars and perhaps the best wine cellar in Europe) artfully inserted into a historic honey-colored stone structure in the old city. Now with Cáceres reigning as Spain’s Gastronomic Capital for 2015, everyone is upping their game, especially the bustling tapas joints around the newly restored Plaza Mayor. A new arts center showcases the collection of cutting-edge contemporary art donated by the renowned Madrid dealer Helga de Alvear.


See the whole article here

A more comprehensive article about the city was recently published by the noted British writer, Andy Ormiston here in the Torrevieja Outlook. He comments on the history, culture and natural beauty of Cáceres and makes the case for people making the effort to visit this often overlooked corner of Spain.

The town council has produced useful information in the English language here