Your visit to the Monastery of Guadalupe, Caceres has two attractions to check as you get to the small village where this great monument of Extremadura sits. Stroll along the known that has existed since the fourteenth century as Puebla de Guadalupe is already worth the trip to this area of the region of the Villuercas east of the province although the historic monastery focuses the most attention from your visit. The origin of Guadalupe goes back to a chapel that stood where there was supposed to have appeared in the late thirteenth century an image of the Virgin that had been hidden in the early eighth century by several clergymen in their flight from the Muslims. According to legend, the image had been carved by St. Luke.
Later between the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries they built the Monastery of Guadalupe now declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and in that time were settled around it the first inhabitants of Puebla. When you have the chance to walk around Guadalupe you’ll find a very pretty village with a characteristic rural architecture of wooden porches.
You’ll also see several historic buildings that were old hospitals like where the current Hospice of Guadalupe is or the old Infant School which now houses the Parador de Guadalupe. You’ll also pass under medieval arches and see sources such as the main square of the village with the font that was used to baptize two Indians who came to America with Christopher Columbus in 1500.
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