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- The old walled town is very attractive with its narrow streets. Several old churches and palaces, not least the parador. Every Tuesday there’s a colourful and lively market in the Plaza Mayor where local growers and producers bring the most beautiful vegetables, cheeses, meats, honey and more - makes me so envious.Written 13 October 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- I visited the place yesterday late afternoon. The bookstore is cosy and friendly thanks both to the books on display and the music. I spent there about 90 minutes as I was amazed and highly surprised by the variety of books at disposal. If possible, go without any hurry. Staff is extremely helpful and friendly. Looking forward to going back.Written 22 August 2018This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- The two ancient buildings stand side by side. As reported by others, an exhibition dominates the older cathedral - tickets cost just 6 euros and there are explanations in English. Hundreds of exhibits and displays of religious artefacts, sculptures, paintings ( incl two El Grecos). There can be long queues for the exhibition, and it might take 90 minutes and more to get around. Some of the narrative about Spanish conquests I found distasteful and archaic, but interesting nonetheless.Written 13 October 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We would have returned from Plasencia without warm memories had it not been a visit to this lovely little park. Striking peacocks and other fowl amply supplied with small ponds and sleeping quarters. Obviously a local favourite and a delight for small children.Written 25 February 2020
- The Plaza Mayor is located in the center of town and is a good place to take a cup of coffee or other libation. The bars offer a variety of tapas or, if you are hungry, you can get a meal as you watch the citizens of Plasencia go by.Written 8 November 2019
- On the face of it it's rather cuboid with imposing angles. Not large but imposing on the square with a very loud bell! Dark and cool inside.Written 26 May 2018
- This museum is not to be missed if you have a day or half day to sightsee in Plasencia. It is free of charge and unique. The old regional clothing, linens, blanklets, made and used by the Extremaduran peolpe and the religious robes and cloths on display are extrordinary. Fanstastic hand embroidery. Children will enjoy the visit, too.
I have been often and love showing it to friends.Written 5 February 2019
- The tower is a good place to access the section of the old town walls that still stand. It contains a small interpretation centre all in Spanish (fair enough). Good views of the old and new towns from the roof and walls.Written 13 October 2022
- We often associate such structures with the Romans but this one dates from the 16th c, taking water three miles from the Jerte Valley to a local fortress. Today just 55 arches remain over a 300 meter stretch. The bulk of the stone impresses.Written 25 October 2021
- Once we found the entrance, we enjoyed our stroll on the ramparts. There was a member of staff but limited explanation of things...but we still enjoyed wandering round up there, even with our limited understanding of what we were seeing!Written 17 September 2016
- A hidden gem. To enter, you have to ring the bell if the sign is on the door. €4 entrance lets you into the private palace of the Marques de Mirabel where you can enjoy the courtyard and a handful of rooms over two floors, including a lovely Italianate upper garden.
It has a real lived in feel, slightly shabby and unrestored, which makes it all the more genuine. You feel remote from the rest of the city, in a timeless aura, as parts of the palace have not changed since the conquistador era.
The tour ends with a series of rooms set up as a hunting museum full of trophy heads, dedicated to a particularly effective family member.Written 2 September 2014
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