We recommend some activities you can do during your stay in our house not to forget about the attractions of the village Valdefuentes
Activities related to nature, cuisine, domestic tourism and why not sport and relaxation.
If you love the markets we leave a list of markets in the area.
We are in a strategic geographical location especially if you want to know the area well.
From Valdefuentes you can visit historic towns such as Trujillo (historic and artistic), Caceres (World Heritage city), Mérida (World Heritage Site), Guadalupe (World Heritage Monastery, etc.).
Incomparable Places (Sierra de las Villuercas, Monfragüe National Park, Valley of Vera, Valley of Jerte, etc.)
All these places are less than an hour's drive from the house.
Located in the geographic center of Extremadura, the region of Sierra de Montánchez and Tamuja forms a triangle between the historic towns of Caceres, Trujillo and Merida.
The various folks who camped in these lands left their mark both on the monuments they treasure as their customs, landscape and cuisine.
The sing of Vetones Celtic hill forts of Iron Age remains of Roman villas and bridges as Benquerencia, castles like Montánchez, of Roman origin and Almohads, and even a little jewel of Spanish Visigothic architecture: the basilica Alcuéscar Santa Lucia, the only of its kind in the south of the Iberian Peninsula.
Not to forget their folk traditions and its varied cuisine, which occupy a place of honor Montánchez ham and figs. Two routes are recommended to know the region, both from the nearby city of Cáceres.
The first, beginning in Aldea del Cano, on the N-630 forms a loop by the peneplain and the foothills of the Sierra de Montánchez and ends in Arroyomolinos.
The second, taking the regional EX-206, begins in Sierra de Fuentes and among places where birds roost, draw a U to reach Santa Marta de Magasca.
(Source: Journal of Extremadura)
"El olivar de Valdefuentes" has an ideal location for short trips and discovering cities such as Cáceres, Trujillo (about 30 Kilometers) or Mérida (around 50 kilometers), all of them are Heritage places.
Just less than10 kilometers is Montánchez, a picturesque village. Its privileged location, about a thousand meters of altitude is called "El Balcon de Extremadura" (The balcony of Extremadura), which is also the geographical center. Montánchez Castle, of Roman-Arabic, is the most important monument.
Monfrague National Park is located about 70 km and Cornalvo Nature Park within 40 km.
The region of Sierra de Montanchez and Tamuja, has a variety of ecosystems mainly in the mountains and plains. Currently 13 of the 22 municipalities have protected areas within its municipal boundaries.
We recommend some hiking trails, and a visit to the three oaks protected as "Singular Tree" (The Terrona, The Nieta (Granddaughter), and La Solana).
There is a great area for birds and nature watchers, the area is in a Special Area Bird Conservation (SACs) (ZEC), Llanos de Cáceres and Sierra de Fuentes and Special Protection Area for Birds (SPA) (ZEPA) that is enclosed between the municipalities of Caceres, Torremocha, Torreorgaz, Aldea del Cano and Torrequemada. In general you will enjoy watching many species as the great bustard, kite raptors, storks ...
The farming sector remains as hallmark and benchmark in the region.
In addition to the local shops and restaurants, 10 km from the house lies "Montánchez" the cradle of Iberian ham, and it has a great variety of restaurants, shops and warehouses. We recommend "La Montanera" on Virgen de los Remedios, 7 - Montanchez (927,380,567). Asked for Suso when calling from "EL OLIVAR DE VALDEFUENTES".
Las Glorias - - Cross Road of Caceres-Miajadas Km.34 - Torre de Santa Maria - (927 38 85 22)
Valdefuentes, Friday at Central Square.
Cáceres, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Santo Tomás de Aquino Street.
Montánchez, Saturdays.Diaz Amador, Street
List of Markets: Weekly Market
The town hall of Valdefuentes has a municipal swimming pool which is a few meters from our house and paddle tennis court. There is a gym-spa attached to our house.
There is a kart circuit a few kilometers away in Torremocha "Cáceres Karts" Miajadas Road, Km: 20.5 - Torremocha. (651 914 188 - 605 360 993 - 651 912 346).
From “El Olivar de Valdefuentes” we can arrange your horse route leaving from our house. It is necessary to make the reservation a week in advance. Special prices for groups.