Stampeding to Spain! Why Extremadura is one of the best European destinations!
Chris Haslam, writing for the Sunday Times, lists Extremadura as one of the best holidays in Europe. We couldn’t be more thrilled! Trujillo is one of the most popular towns in the region and perfect for anyone on a self-driving holiday or even, as Chris writes, a biking holiday.
Extremadura is a far cry from the tourist resorts on the islands. Located in the south west of Spain it borders Portugal to the west but is just a short drive from Madrid. The region, historically the poorest in the country, is experiencing a renaissance. It is steeped in history and the perfect cultural holiday or romantic weekend break for anyone longing for a break from the city hustle and bustle.
Trujillo is the perfect base for a driving holiday in Spain – from Trujillo you are able to visit many of the region’s greatest sights whilst also enjoying the quiet serenity of the medieval town. Trujillo may be small but it packs a punch – from the cobbled and winding streets taking you back in time to the wonderous views from the top of the town. The views from Trujillo’s historic castle stretch for miles and towards Portugal.
But the whole of Extremadura offers wonderful sights to enjoy – boasting no less than three UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Guadalupe is famous for its monastery dating back to the 14th century; Merida has some of the best preserved Roman architecture including the Puente Romano – the longest existing Roman bridge, an immaculate amphitheatre and the stunning Acueducto de los Milagros; finally, Caceres dates back to 1st century BC when it was established by the Romans and is a must-see for any history lovers.
At Trujillo Villas España, we have the finest rental properties in Extremadura available throughout the year. Villa Piedras Albas is perfect for large group bookings and as it is situated directly on the Main Square, you won’t find a better location to enjoy Trujillo’s many fiestas and festivals throughout the year.
Villa Moritos, Villa Martires and the Garden Cottage offer fantastic luxury at affordable prices. You will not find a better view in Spain! With private gardens and swimming pools, our luxury villas are some of the finest in Spain.
Finally, the Artists Studio is perfect for a weekend break for couples – with a private garden and modern interiors, it is one of our most popular villas.