BADAJOZ is right next to the Portuguese border and is synonymous of tranquillity and calm. Find yourself surrounded by museums while going for a stroll in the old town where the Muslim legacy in the city brings a stunning castle, full of history and art, with an incredible view.
Migas Extremeñas ( bread, chorizo, torreznos, garlic, egg and peppers)
In the city
Visit the beautiful village of Zafra, only an hour away from Badajoz, where you can find white houses and beautiful architecture mixing with the Roman legacy.
A family trip to Aqua Badajoz, waterpark full of different slides, is always a good idea when high temperatures. In addition and to be in touch with nature, go to Farm Los Linares (Granja Los Linares) where you will have the chance to mix yourself with the animals.
Charge your batteries
The best areas to fill your belly are the streets near Plaza de España, where you can find the restaurant Cervecería Pepe Jerez to enjoy tapas and drinks at a modical price and Calle Felipe Checa, where we recommend La Parrala.
Outside the city
"Playa de Cheles", even though Badajoz does not have a beach, the construction of a dam in the river lead to a natural beach in an unique atmosphere. It is a perfect plan to enjoy a family and friends day and see Portugal on the other side of the lake.
During the entire month you will be able to enjoy the Museo del Carnaval in the city of Badajoz where you will be able to see the traditional fancy dresses from the famous Carnival of Badajoz and the celebrations its citizens celebrate every year. It’s a living and dynamic place where you will be surrounded by fun.
Between the 14th and 21st the entire city of Badajoz celebrates the Holy Week with different parades and traditional walk to celebrate the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Badajoz has its own airport with plenty of links to Barcelona and Madrid. However, there is no international airport in the city. Lisbon and Seville are the closest international airports. We recommend to spend 1 day in the city and 2 days in the region.