The Via de la Plata or Ruta de la Plata (Silver Route) is a natural route which has linked the Bay of Biscay with the Atlantic coast of Andalusia since ancient times. The Romans built a road along it, which they used to transport the precious metal, laying the foundations for a great legacy that will take you on a tour through history.
You won’t want to miss a visit to the House of the Amphitheater, House of the Mithraeum, the archaeological site at Santa Eulalia Church, the Roman bridge over the Guadiana and Los Milagros Aqueduct. The Arabs and Visigoths also left their mark on the region. Visitors can explore this part of our heritage at the Arab alcazaba (citadel) and Museum of Visigothic Art.
The ancient castle and Pizarro House Museum are filled with tales of the past. The town also features a number of important historic religious buildings, including San Martín Church, Santa María La Mayor Church, Santa Clara Convent and San Francisco Real Monastery.
Visitors will also be interested in natural areas such as Garganta de la Olla. Other recommendations include the towns of the La Vera district, especially Valverde and Villanueva.
The area around the cathedrals offers a number of lovely spots, including the bustling Plaza Mayor (Main Square), San Vicente Ferrer Monastery, the Episcopal Palace and other palaces: Palacio de los Marqueses de Mirabel, Palacio de Carvajal-Girón and Palacio de las Torres.