Caceres, 2015´s Capital of Spanish Gastronomy
Caceres has been recently elected as the Spanish Capital of Gastronomy in 2015, an award sponsored by the Spanish Hospitality Industry Federation (FEHR) and the Spanish Federation of Tourism Journalists and Writers (FEPET) who aims to promote gastronomy within local and international travelers.
According to the FEPET, Cáceres has been chosen mainly because of the city´s unique variety of agricultural-food products. The region of Extremadura counts with 8 origin-designations certifications: Dehesa de Extremadura Iberian Ham, Torta del Casar cheese, Ibores Cheese, Gata-Hurdes Olive Oil, La Vera paprika, Jerte cherry, Villuercas-Inores honey and Ribera del Guadiana wine, and 2 protected geographical indications: Corderex Veal from Extremadura and Lamb from Extremadura.
Moreover, the medieval town of Cáceres was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986 and its historical and cultural attractiveness brings thousands of travelers year after year. In the other hand, it has been also awarded as the Best Accessible Destination in Spain by a recent survey undertaken by the company ThyssenKrupp with 18.282 winning votes who were asked in the social networks.
If you visit Caceres you will find a fully accessible itinerary though the medieval town thanks to which you can get to know all the main historic attractions of the city as Concatedral de Santa María, the Palacio de las Veletas, the Palacios de los Golfines, Casa del Sol or Bujaco´s Tower. And of course, a perfect journey is not forgetting Caceres rich gastronomy tasting the best Iberian Ham and amazing local cheeses and wines.
Now you are warned… if you are gonna be travelling to Spain in 2015 you may not wanna miss Caceres and try probably some of the best food in the country!