Old Feb 28, 18, 9:15 am
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Just booked a $500 r/t ticket to Madrid from NY and thought I'd hit up Extremadura, where I've spent very little time. Does anyone have any suggestions of where to go? I spent one night at the parador in Guadalupe years ago, but that's about it. I was planning to visit Cáceres but have heard mixed things about the other cities, with some Spanish people telling me Badajoz is a dump that I should avoid.

Any must-sees or hidden gems that I should check out?

Thanks for any and all suggestions!
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Old Feb 28, 18, 9:45 am
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Mérida is definitely a must-see.

The tour of the Cinco Jotas facility is probably another good visit.
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Old Mar 6, 18, 10:53 am
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We loved Cáceres, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
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Old Mar 6, 18, 11:23 am
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If you're looking for a totally different activity, check out my recent trip report.

We had a great time visiting Iberico Ham facilities, along with the dehesa to see the black-footed pigs. Also visited the Cave of Wonders in Aracena (not technically in Extremadura), and Plasencia.

Spain Trip Report and Itinerary (16 days)
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