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Historical Monuments in Caceres

18 historical monuments in Caceres

Historical Monuments in Caceres
Arch of the Star
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To enter the intramural area of ​​the old town of Cáceres, there's nothing like the Arch of the Star. The main wall gate of Caceres is a characteristic obelisk. Supposedly, it's shaped like this to allow carriages to enter. Its name derives from the Virgen de la Estrella, located on the inner side of the arc. On the other hand, facing the Plaza Mayor, there is the shield of Caceres on the arch.
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Bujaco Tower
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The ultimate symbol of the city, the Torre de Bujaco is a tower along the Almohad walls of Cáceres that is connected with a small bridge. This square-foundation tower was built by the Arabs in the 12th century on the remains of a Roman ashlar, and measures 25 meters high. It was defended by three ramparts and battlements and is topped with battlements designed in a Muslim-style pyramid. It also has a striking Renaissance balcony, which was added in the 16th century and is known as the "balcony of privileges.” Bujaco Tower houses the Three Cultures Interpretation Center and is found the Plaza Mayor, next to the Chapel of La Paz
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Tower of the Pulpits
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La Torre de los Púlpitos is another of the towers on the walls surrounding Cáceres, although it differs from the rest since it was built of granite instead of rammed. For this reason, it’s believed that the tower was built after the Christian Reconquest in the 15th century to defend the Puerta Nueva. It’s located in the Plaza Mayor and it owes its name to the two front corners covered with cylindrical blocks which bears a resemblance a church’s pulpit. It’s 14 meters high and is the only tower with a connecting passage to a palace (the Palace of Mayoralgo, in this case) which let the inhabitants attend public gatherings in the Plaza Mayor.
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