Caceres is a medieval walled city located in Extremadura, Spain. Earlier in the day, I had arrived in this beautiful city on my bike and after a small detour had checked into my hotel for the night.
It was 9pm on a Saturday evening in the middle of June, and the heat lingered between the medieval houses making it a pleasant evening. The town was full of families enjoying a Saturday evening stroll or pinchos on one of the many terrasses, laughter and kids squeals bounced of the medieval buildings.
Walking towards the old town which is known as Cuidad Monumental, I walked underneath the 12th century Moorish walls into the oldest part of the town. I admired the buildings of this UNESCO world heritage site, many of them a blend of Roman, Moorish, gothic and Renaissance architecture. Walking along the small cobbled streets, groups of tourists were finishing their guided tours.
The houses in this part of the town range from fortified houses, palaces and about 30 towers which have survived the test of time. This part of the town is well known for its many stork nests which reside high above the roofs.
With the sun setting on the horizon, the white painted Baroque style Iglesia de San Francisco Javier was glistening in the last sunrays, a wedding party just leaving the church along the steps towards Plaza Mayor.
After a day of cycling, it was time to replenish and enjoy a selection of pinchos. So i placed myself on the terras of Lizarran which is located on Calle Moret.
Lizarran is a chain famous for their hot and cold pinchos which are offered at the tables. Whatever you like, you take and at the end of the meal, they count the amount of plates left on your table. I must say I had quite a lot of them at the end of the evening, especially with all of them tasting as good as each other.