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Exploring Extremadura, Spain

Situated in Western Spain, bordering the country of Portugal, Extremadura is one of the nation's 17 autonomous communities. It is widely known as one of the last remaining unspoilt regions in Spain, and prides itself on its beauty and diverse way of life. From culture to history, Extremadura has a little bit of everything and this makes it a perfect travel destination for tourists from all around the globe.

The region is made up of 3 main cities in Mérida, Cáceres, and Badajoz; Mérida features some of the more stunning historical artefacts in the country with its Roman ruins and paintings available for tourists to visit. The 'Puente Romano' is the longest Roman bridge still existing today and is regularly used by the people of Mérida. Elsewhere, the city hosts festivals in its Roman Theatre where classical music is played to the guests, heightening the refined aura of the city.

Another popular destination within the region is Monfragüe National Park which contains some of Extremadura's most beautiful natural landscape. It is known to be a significant stop for avid birdwatchers as it is home to a great many species such as the Imperial Eagle. With a combination of healthy green foliage, clear lakes and rivers, and towering cliff faces, the National Park is an ideal destination for those who wish to explore nature.

Extremadura is made up of a collection of historic towns, the most famous being the likes of Plasencia, Guadalupe, and Trujillo. Guadalupe is home to the Monastery of Santa María, a looming structure which epitomises the culture and historical significance of the town. Each year, festivals are held and the beauty of this town is not to be understated; it's a must for those visiting the region.

In terms of food, pork and cheese is widely used in restaurants and it's likely that during your stay, you will grow accustomed to these foods. The chefs around the area love to mix traditional recipes with more modern techniques and like the diverse wildlife and culture, the food really represents the way of life in the community.

Though travelling is meant to be an enjoyable experience, accidents can still happen, and so travel insurance must be taken out beforehand. There are many internationally-styled hotels all over Spain and so many may be tempted not to take out travel insurance as they see it as a hassle more than anything else, but the term 'better safe than sorry' could not apply more to this situation. It's important that with any holiday you book to Extremadura, you should pay that little bit extra for the travel insurance just to ensure that you can fully enjoy your holiday in one of the most beautiful regions in Spain.

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