Rent your car with OK Rent a Car in our office located in the arrivals terminal of Badajoz Airport. The city of Badajoz is located in Extremadura, a region on the border between Spain and Portugal, marked by the passage of different cultures and settlers over the years. The city’s old town is in the Arab Alcazaba (citadel) area, erected on the Cerro de la Muela hill, 60 metres above sea-level. Badajoz’s Alcazaba is one of Spain’s most important. This historic-artistic monument was built by the Almohads in the 12th century. During the 11th and 12th centuries, it was home to the monarchs of the Kingdom of Badajoz or “Taifa”.
The “Espantaperros” or Atalaya tower is also worth a visit. It served as a model for the building for the famous Torre del Oro tower in Seville. Badajoz’s city centre is Plaza Alta square. The Arab market is held here during Almossassa Batalyos, the festivities that commemorate the founding of the city, celebrated at the end of September. Badajoz province is an unbeatable gastronomic destination. We can highlight its excellent hams, cheeses and wines, with six Designations of Origin and Protected Geographical Indications that certify the quality of excellent products.