Old Town of Caceres in Extremadura Spain
Cáceres in Extremadura, Spain

Between the European capitals of Madrid and Lisbon lies a region of rolling hills with Medieval castles that have found new lives as “Game of Thrones” locations, villages that are honoring Spain’s Jewish history and 2,000-year-old Roman architectural marvels that are still thriving today. The Extremadura region of Spain is one of the country’s true undiscovered gems. Virtually unknown to international tourists (85% of the region’s tourism is national), it’s an area preserved by anonymity but thriving with a unique regional culture. It is also exceptionally charming and makes for a fantastic road trip through the Spanish countryside.

“Extrema-what?” was the usual response I got when I told friends of my upcoming trip. Spain is one of the top ten most visited countries by U.S. residents, but we tend to explore more familiar terrain…

Read the full article on my travels through Extremadura, Spain… published in Travel Squire.

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