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Puebla de Alcocer, Badajoz, Spain
19 Apr — 20 Apr2
Puebla de Alcocer, Badajoz, Spain
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About Puebla de Alcocer

Puebla de Alcocer invites you to venture off the beaten track and experience Badajoz like a local. The town combines unique historic attractions with proud cultural and culinary traditions. Get lost in the atmospheric historic district, explore the centuries-old castle and visit a museum dedicated to one of the tallest men in Spain.

Things to do in Puebla de Alcocer

Stroll around the historic centre and admire landmarks like the Church of Santiago Apostol decorated with beautiful frescoes painted in the 13th century. Plaza de España is the beating heart of Puebla de Alcocer and is lined with historic buildings. Cobbled streets branch off the plaza and reveal charming cafes, tapas bars and family-run restaurants.

Uncover the town’s ancient past at Castillo de Puebla de Alcocer. Perched on a rocky outcrop, the castle dates to the 15th century and features thick stone walls and an impressive main tower. Walk along the battlements for sweeping views over the surrounding countryside and the Embalse de la Serena, one of the largest reservoirs in Europe.

Visit Museo del Gigante Extremeño and learn about the legacy of one of the tallest men in Spain. The museum is dedicated to Agustin Luengo Capilla, who was born in Puebla de Alcocer in 1849 and grew to a height of 2.35 metres. Exhibits celebrate his life and shed light on gigantism, the rare disease that caused his growth spurt.

Dine at local restaurants and savour authentic cuisine from Badajoz and Extremadura. Try specialties like “sopa blanca de ajos” white garlic soup, “cocido extremeno” chickpea stew and “migas" pan-fried bread tossed with chorizo. Iberian pork is a delicacy and boasts a rich, nutty flavour achieved by a diet of wild acorns. Pair your meal with local wines or try specialties like “licor de bellota" acorn liqueur and “pitarra" fermented grape juice.

Getting around Puebla de Alcocer

Puebla de Alcocer is compact and easy to explore on foot. The town is in the Province of Badajoz in Extremadura, a two-hour drive from Badajoz and three hours from Madrid and Seville. Rent a car for the freedom to explore surrounding sights and attractions at your own pace. Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport is a 3.5-hour drive away.

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  • What are the best hotels in Puebla de Alcocer?

    La Casa de Los Templarios (8.7/10 from 221 reviews), Balhondo Open Village (8.9/10 from 166 reviews), and Casa Rural Puebla Deluxe (9.3/10 from 36 reviews) are all highly rated places to stay in Puebla de Alcocer.

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