Palace of Carvajal

Palace of Carvajal, Caceres: Address, Palace of Carvajal Reviews: 4.5/5

Palace of Carvajal
4.5
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4.5
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Dr Jim M
Alexandria, VA30 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
Caceres is a medieval city, well preserved, quiet, and worth a visit, and the Palacio de Carvejal is a great place to stay during the visit. It is located in the old section of town within the city walls and on a narrow street. It is built into two nicely restored palaces. The rooms are spacious and clean. It is only steps away from the museum, cathedral, and restaurants. The staff is helpful and speak English. There is a restaurant with seating inside and outside in the garden. Getting there by auto can be tricky because of the narrow one-way streets, but a call to the desk will bring someone to guide you or to pick up you and your luggage if you prefer to park outside of the city walls.
Written July 22, 2019
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Alfred V
Amsterdam, The Netherlands2,771 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
This palace is now the tourist office, so in any case worth a visit. You cannot go through the whole palace though, but the courtyard is nice, the people are friendly, their opening times favorable.
Written September 28, 2017
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David G
Escondido, California139 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
To the left of the Cathedral stands one of the few open palaces - Palacio de Carvajal. It is also known as the burnt house, derived from the 19th century fire. This attractive building highlights include a facade made of granite ashlar masonry, semicircular arched doorway, and round tower (of possible Arab origin), and the interior that has been restored with period 16th century furnishings and art, similar to those used by the Carvajal family. Inside are a tourist information desk and several interesting exhibits, plus a lovely garden and inner courtyard and a small chapel. We took several pictures of the interior, especially the unique figures in the garden, the model of the city in the entrance and the posters depicting Caceres lifestyles.
Written July 10, 2017
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toniShanghai
shanghai708 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
While there isn't much available to see in the actual building the garden is very nice and the 300 year old fig tree worth a visit in it's own right, maybe because I'm hoping my 40 year old fig tree will survive that long! (photos of tree added, their's not mine!)
Written June 30, 2017
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Janet S
Florida1,135 contributions
Nov 2016 • Couples
We were told we could walk around the building and that there were videos. They were not of interest, but we got a good map and some additional information. There were free toilets available, too.
Written December 11, 2016
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Newytraveller53
Newcastle, Australia625 contributions
Jun 2016 • Couples
Generally the site of the tourist information centre there is not very much to see. The garden is pleasant. Probably gives an idea to how the homes of the wealthy were structured. Not able to visit rooms or go upstairs. There are free toilets however.
Written June 6, 2016
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gastronaut_11
Perth, UK2,134 contributions
Mar 2016 • Couples
Must be one of the most architecturally impressive Tourist Offices. Gives a good interpretation of the entire region. Nice walled garden and exhibits.
Written March 30, 2016
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Cristina S
Marbella, Spain12 contributions
Jun 2015 • Couples
Arrived in Caceres on Sunday afternoon, and were pleasantly surprised to find everything open for visits. So unusual for Spain.
Good to begin your visit to Caceres at the Palace of Carvajal where you get an overview of the old town, the ramparts, gates and buildings to spend time in. Plan no less than two days in Caceres; there is a lot to see.
Written June 16, 2015
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madamedefarge
Derby, UK588 contributions
May 2015 • Couples
We came here because it seemed to be one of the few palaces that you could look around in Caceres. Unfortunately, we visited at a time when most of the rooms were closed. The only things we could see were the model of Caceres, which someone spent thousands of hours making - absolutely brilliant thought - and the central interior courtyard.

There was some sort of tourist office in the corner and the chapel was off that, but that seemed to be closed too. It's unfortunate that Caceres offers so much in the way of fabulous exteriors, but little in the way of interiors. So, the model is worth seeing and the exterior of the building is really great, but either go on an organised tour of this building (which I believe you can do) or don't bother going further than the model if the rooms are closed.
Written May 31, 2015
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Lex I
Madrid, Spain11 contributions
Jan 2014 • Solo
This is a large building with an interesting model of the city in the entrance that took one guy over 10,000 hours to make. The garden and inner courtyard are very attractive, especially at night with few people about. There is also a tourist information desk here and a small chapel, but the highlight is the architecture itself. At the entrance, there are three small exhibits about tourism in the area which are mainly of interest if you are on an extended stay in Cáceres and want some tips on other places to see.
Written January 23, 2014
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