One of the many highlights of my husband’s job is that we never truly know where we are going to end up. For the past 3 years we have spent our time in Toronto, and we had no idea what more adventures were in store for us. One year ago, we would have never imagined that my husband’s job would take us to Spain, and we are super grateful that we have gotten the opportunity to briefly call Cáceres home.
Cáceres is about a 3 hour drive west of Madrid (about one hour from the Portuguese border). My husband and I weren’t quite sure what to expect when we first heard of it, but we quickly fell in love with the quaint town. Not only is it rich in history, but everyone there has been super welcoming to us.
At every hour, the bell tower within the Plaza Mayor rings in the time (something I love). Cafés line the streets with more outdoor seating than indoor because Cáceres is all about enjoying the outdoors. I want to stop at each one and grab a glass of wine with some bread and cheese.
While a majority of the residents live in the new town, the old medieval part of the city remains practically untouched from time. Cars aren’t really allowed to drive down the cobblestone streets, so you really feel like you are transported through time and history as the stone walls and streets surround you just like they surrounded its residents centuries ago.
There are a lot of exciting updates coming to the blog over the next couple of months, and one of those updates is brand new city guides so stay tuned for my city guide to visiting Cáceres, Spain!
Photos by Torrance Coombs.