Extremadura in Pictures

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Cáceres, España

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Looking back at Old Town Cáceres

 

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We took a little walk out of Cáceres looking for a good view of the city and found some horses

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Enjoying tapas in Cáceres

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A street just outside of the Old Town, Cáceres

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The Roman Amphitheater in Mérida

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The Roman Theater in Mérida

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The Roman Theater is so well preserved because it was buried for hundreds of years

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The Aqueduct in Mérida

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The view from Museo Vostell in Malpartida (this is where Game of Thrones was filmed)

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The Roman Museum in Mérida

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The sunset on our last night in Cáceres

 

Last weekend, the program took us on our second excursion of the semester. We went south-west to Extremadura, the autonomous community that borders the middle of Portugal. It’s a nature-rich area with two National Parks, but it was also home to Romans during the 1st century BCE until the 6th century CE. We visited Cáceres, a medieval town full of storks; Mérida, the capital of Extremadura to see the Roman ruins, and Malpartida to see where the upcoming season of Game of Thrones was shot. It was a rainy weekend, and although most of my friends grumbled that this excursion wasn’t as much fun as our trip last semester to the La Rioja wine region and Bilbao, I’m glad we went somewhere I never would have thought to visit otherwise!

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2 thoughts on “Extremadura in Pictures

  1. Kathie Laird says:

    Wow, Katie! Great photos from places not usually seen in tourist info. Makes us want to go there. (And eat those tapas.) Love the Roman museum! And what a beautiful, black horse! (Would be a lovely shot to crop, focusing on him/her.)

    Safe Travels–

    Kathleen Laird, Ph.D.
    Director of Research,
    Safety & Cross-Cultural
    Shoreland, Inc.
    703.414.0882, ext. 608
    kflaird@shoreland.com

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