Welcome to Badajoz, land of rich produce and necessary visit. Between those you will find the so called Puerta de Palmas, one of the main monumets of the region. And an beautiful templar castle in Fegenal de la Sierra.
You can continue with your castle expedition visiting the castle of Luna, in Albuquerque, or the Culebra one in Alange. A bit older are the historical findings in Risco de San Blas, a cave where prehistoric paintings from the Neolithic, to the Bronze Age, were discovered.
But if there's a place that we recommend is the capital, Mérida. The Ancient Roman findings here are spectacular, and some of the best preserved one in the whole peninsula, such as the Roman theatre or the aqueduct. It is also an area where, historically, many different cultures have been in contact and coexisted one with the other, such as Roman, Arabic, Visigoth and, of course, Christian.
And let's not forget about its gastronomy, visiting one the provinces that are best known for their cured ham, and a total of 4 PDO status variants of the quintessential Spanish delicacy: our Iberian cured ham.
Because of all the above, we recommend doing rural tourism in Badajoz.