Estemadura travel guide: geographic differences of the region, the best attractions, climate and cuisine


Extremadura has always been considered the most remote and provincial region of Spain. Residents of the region have been and still are engaged in farming and raising pigs, they produce the world-famous Spanish delicacy, Spain's business card in the culinary world - jamon (smoked, in a special way, pork ham). Many conquerors passed through the region, all of them left their mark on the history of the region. Nowadays, tourists visiting Extremadura can admire the well-preserved Roman and Arab architectural monuments. Several cities in the region are declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site and their historical monuments are protected by UNESCO.


It is worth discovering this unforgettable and ancient region of Spain - called Extremadura. Almost the entire history of the wars and conquests of the region lies on the surface - these are well-preserved and lovingly restored fortresses, castles, monasteries and even bridges of Extremadura. She is waiting for you!

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Autonomous region
Spanish Extremadura
est. Estremaúra
FlagCoat of arms
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39 ° c. w. 6 ° C d. H G I O L
A countrySpain
Includesprovinces of Cáceres and Badajoz
Adm. centerMerida
The presidentGuillermo Fernandez Vara
History and Geography
Date of formation1983
Square41 635 km² (5th place)
TimezoneUTC + 1
The largest cityBadajoz
GDP 16 028 €
Population1,079,224 people (2017) (12th place)
Density25.92 people / km² (16th place)
Official languageSpanish
Digital identifiers
ISO 3166-2 CodeES-EX
Official site
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