What to see in Caceres
Of all the monuments of Caceres, the most representative is Bujaco Tower, located in the Main Square. Due to its antiquity, magnificence and imposing nature, it is considered the emblem of the city.
Originally from the 12th century, with a height of 25 meters and a width of 10 meters, the tower presents an unmistakably Arabic architectural style, with a huge square plan standing on reused Roman ashlars. Its solid construction is made mostly of masonry with ashlar reinforcement in its corners.
Built as an albarrana tower during the Almohad period of Muslim Spain, it served both Muslims and Christians in defending Caceres during the bloody fighting of the reconquest, when the city repeatedly passed from one side to the other until it came under the control of the Christians, who completed the expulsion of the Arabs in the 15th century.
Over the centuries, the tower has undergone changes and restorations. The best known one took place when it housed the Town Hall clock between 1672 and 1791. Also, in 1963, its façade was changed to give its architectural complex a medieval air, with the aim of making it more visually appealing.
Currently, Bujaco Tower is one of the most visited and attractive monuments in Caceres. As proof of its popularity, the tower is the headquarters of an Interpretation Centre. A spectacular view of the city and its surroundings can be taken in from the top of the battlement.