When thinking of Spain the two common places come to mind - Madrid and Barcelona. However, Spain offers much more than meets the eye. In as little as a two hours from the Madrid airport lays a road less traveled, and a road that lays the foundation of Spain - Extremadura.
Extremadura, considered ‘Old Spain,’ is composed of many villages and towns such as: Merida, Plasencia, Trujillo, Caceres, Zafra, and more. In these regions there are many preserved historical settlements, ancient walls lined with cathedrals, palaces, mansions, and timeless charm and sophistication.
It's a region that prides itself on diversity while managing to uphold traditions of Spain. Drive through lush greenery and immerse yourself to a region that is the "glue," of the strong prominent country that many of us yearn to know more about.
From the infamous Iberian Ham, Jamon, or to the widely adorned "tapas," the culinary game is Spain is always nestled in the center of your pallette.
Extremadura is rich in history, a culinary paradise with its natural and homemade delicacies, and a pure gem of Spain - unrefined.