What to see in Caceres
The House of the Becerra is a Gothic construction located in St. George's Square. It was once the residence of the wealthy Becerra family.
Its origin dates back to the late Middle Ages when the typical fort-house constructions characteristic of Caceres were in vogue. The façade of this house is characterized by a door in the shape of a semicircular arch crowned by the representative coats of arms of the Becerra, Orellana, Paredes and Ribera families.
The building is of ample proportions as befitted a family of the Caceres nobility. After the building’s last restoration, it was left with an approximate area of 1,000 square meters distributed over its three floors.
On the first floor, the collections of Doña Mercedes Calles are permanently exhibited. These comprise a series of furniture, crystals, paintings and important antiques.
The next two upper floors are used for traveling exhibitions and important events such as congresses, conferences, training workshops, etc.
Both the rehabilitation and the restoration of the beautiful House of the Becerra, and its subsequent exhibition to the public, are part of the most important immediate purposes such as the defence, dissemination, conservation and projection, at national and international levels, of what was the City Monument of Caceres.