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Star Archway (Arco de la Estrella)

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Address: Plaza Mayor, Caceres, Spain
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Entry to an old world

As an entry to the old city, one accesses it via the Plaza Mayor. The restaurants across from the Arch provide a great spot to sit and admire the old walls and the entrance. Yes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 7, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

As an entry to the old city, one accesses it via the Plaza Mayor. The restaurants across from the Arch provide a great spot to sit and admire the old walls and the entrance. Yes, it's an arch - it was designed to give access through the medieval walls.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This is a perfectly normal arch, so I;m not quite sure why it's seen as so special - sorry, if that seems harsh, but there are many other gateways and they can be just as impressive. This is an imposing entrance to the old town, but the rest of the town is more interesting. So, yes, take photos, admire it,... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Going though the archway is probably the best way to enter and start exploring the old town from the Plaza Mayor.

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Stratford-Upon-Avon, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I have to admit it didn't look as impressive in real life, but lovely all the same. We went on a really gloomy day with a thunderstorm looming, so probably not at it's best.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Great part of Caceres, best place to start exploring the old town which is quite impresive, but be ready to sweat, it can be hot even in June

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Interesting old town gateway! worth paying a visit after enjoying a beer at the plaza right next to it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

The whole of the old town is fascinating - this is an excellent introduction to it!

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Address: Plaza Mayor, Caceres, Spain
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Extremadura  >  Province of Caceres  >  Caceres

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