The province of Cáceres has 19.945 Kms2, from a total of 41.602 kms2 that the Autonomous Region of Extremadura has. This makes it one of the most extensive provinces in Spain, only surpassed by its neighboring, and also province of Extremadura, Badajoz.
It borders on the north with the lands of Salamanca and Avila in the region of Castilla-León; the whole south of the province of Cáceres borders Badajoz, the east borders the lands of Toledo and Ciudad Real in La Mancha, and the west the Alentejo and Central Region of Portugal.
As it's common too in almost the whole region of Extremadura, the province of Cáceres has, in general, a mediterranean climate, in which the Atlantic Ocean and some typical characteristics of the continental climate influence considerably. The average temperature oscillates between 16º 17º. Rain in these lands is mostly in spring and autumn. In the north area, it is sometimes as snow. Apart from Cáceres capital, the province has important urban towns such as: Plasencia, Navalmoral de la Mata, Trujillo, Coria, Moraleja, Valencia de Alcántara, Jaraíz de la Vera, etc.
Agriculture, together with cattle raising and some industrial productions related to agricultural and cattle goods (cheeses, cold meat, meats, wines, tobacco, paprika, etc.) make up the main base of economy in Cáceres.
The most important river of the ones flowing through this province is Tajo, which crosses it from east to west; with it, the clean waters of some smaller rivers converge. The province is rich in reservoirs and dams that store water for their later use in big irrigated lands (authentic agricultural gardens). All this makes it be, the same as Badajoz, one of the Spanish provinces with more kilometers of sweet water coast; which are also taken advantage of for the practice of recreational and sport activities: fishing, sailing, swimming, canoeing, etc.
Cáceres, the same as the rest of the region of Extremadura, has been during centuries a historical area where many cultures have arrived and influenced it from Prehistory until our present days. That's why there is such a possibility of knowing numerous works of art exhibited in its museums, church buildings, exhibition rooms, archaeological sites, etc.
The products used in the elaboration of
the typical dishes from Caceres have made its gastronomy one of
the most appreciated symbols for visitors and people from the
area. Restaurants and taverns delight in offering typical dishes
from Caceres, being all of them loved by the ones who taste them.
Restaurants and taverns delight in offering typical dishes of
game, lamb and kid meat, trout, etc. that together with hams,
cheeses and cold meat, homemade cakes original from the area,
and a great variety of liquors abound likewise on the tables of
these culinary establishments.