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The Essence of Extremadura

By Linda Tancs

Badajoz is the capital of Badajoz Province in the autonomous community of Extremadura, Spain.  Kissing the border with Portugal, a key focal point for spectacular views is Alcazaba, a fortress built in the 8th century by its Moorish conquerors. It’s surrounded by a host of little squares and gardens from which spring other imposing sites like the fortress-inspired cathedral and palatial museums.  But nothing is as emblematic as Puerta de Palmas, an entrance point to the city marked by two majestic cylindrical towers guarding their namesake bridge across the Guadiana River.  Take a walk across the bridge and enjoy the riverside.

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