What to see in Caceres
Of all the magnificent heritage monuments that Caceres treasures, one of the most "modern" and popular is the beautiful and splendid Garden of Doña Cristina Ulloa, who was the wife of the mayor Alfonso Díaz de Bustamante y Quijano. This monument is located in the heart of the Monumental City.
After the unfortunate death of Doña Cristina in an accident, the councillors of Caceres decided that a garden area should be named after her in tribute.
It was the work of the famous architect José Luis Hernández and was inaugurated in 1963, although it was slightly remodelled in 1971. Later, in 1987, it underwent a more ambitious remodelling. In 1995, its beautiful iron fence was added.
Its location and beautiful simplicity give the space an exotic and interesting aura of melancholy and mystery surrounded by many monuments of enormous heritage value.
The garden’s elements create a feeling of placidity and tranquillity. These include a beautiful fountain, a range of tree species including amber, cypress, orange and Japanese plum, and a wide variety of shrubs and flowers such as hydrangeas, camellias, spotted laurel, gold leaf, etc.
To complete its bucolic design, the Doña Cristina Ulloa Garden has an impressive viewpoint overlooking the majestic beauty of the Sierra de la Mosca.
Due to the incredible simplicity and beauty of this garden and its sentimental value, it has become a very popular place, especially for couples and tourists who want to enjoy its tranquillity.