Cheap flights to Extremadura

Out of western Spain, Extremadura functions as an autonomous region, with its capital Mérida. Together with its component provinces, Cáceres and Badajoz, Extremadura is bordered by Portugal, Castile and León, Andalusia, and Castile–La Mancha, to the north, south, east, and west, respectively. Among the region’s most populous cities include Badajoz, Cáceres, Mérida, Plasencia, Don Benito, Almendralejo, Villanueva de la Serena, Navalmoral de la Mata, Zafra, and Montijo, with population counts ranging from an estimated 150,000 to 16,000 in total, with its people called as Extremaduran or Extremenian. 

When in Extremadura, the only official language is Spanish, with local dialects collectively referred to as Castúo. Among the languages also spoken within its areas include Portuguese, with its Oliventine Portuguese varieties in Olivenza, along with the Portuguese of Herrera de Alcántara, the Portuguese of Cedillo, as well as the Portuguese of Valencia de Alcántara and La Codosera. In addition to the Portuguese variations, Extremadura also has A Fala, a Galician-Portuguese language, along with the Extremaduran language, an extremely endangered language that is taught neither publicly nor privately. 

The autonomous region of Extremadura is mostly Mediterranean, with the exception of the northern part of the region which is mostly continental. It experiences annual temperatures of around a minimum average of 4 degrees Celsius or 39.2 degrees Fahrenheit, and around a maximum average of 33 degrees Celsius or 91.1 degrees Fahrenheit.


What to see & do

Divided into two main tourist destinations, Badajoz and Cáceres, Extremadura spots include Alange, Albuquerque, Almendralejo, Don Benito, Feria, Fregenal de la, Sierra, Jerez de los Caballeros, Llerena, Mérida, Olivenza, and Zafra in Badajoz; Alcántara, Brozas, Coria, Galisteo, Guadalupe, Hervás, Jerte, Plasencia, Robledillo de Gata, San  Martín de Trevejo, Trujillo, Valencia de Alcántara, and Valverde de la Vera in Cáceres. To name a few, Alange in Badajoz, as a town, is by the banks of the Alange Reservoir. The town has cave paintings, Roman thermal baths, and monumental architecture. Olivenza, located in

Badajoz, belonged to Portugal until 1801; when in Olivenza both Portuguese and Spanish monuments can be visited and have been restored due to the municipality’s initiative/s. Alcántara-located Cáceres takes you back to Roman Hispania with the Roman bridge, built in the second century, and is considered one of the most symbolic constructions within the town, among others.


How to get around within Extremadura

When getting around Extremadura, modes of transportation may differ per city, although most of the time, destinations may be visited by either walking or by car. Within Cáceres, all areas of the city can be reached in 30 minutes by walking from the city centre. Mérida, on the other hand, can be reached with four trains starting from Cáceres. 


How to get there

The airport that serves Extremadura is the Badajoz Airport. The airport is located east of Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain. Sharing its runway and control tower with Talavera la Real Air Base, the airport operates flights to Barcelona via Barcelona- El Prat Airport, and Madrid via Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport, Spain via the Air Europa-operated Swiftair. Barcelona-El Prat Airport operates flights to and from various destinations such as Athens, Dublin, Moscow, Algiers, Beijing, Paris, Rome, Milan, and New York via airlines such as Aegean Airlines, Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Air Algérie, Air China, Air France, Alitalia, and American Airlines. Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport operates flights coming in and out of Berlin, Cairo, Helsinki, Tel Aviv, Dubai, and London, via easyJet, EgyptAir, Finnair, El Al, Emirates, and British Airways, among others. 

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