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Star Archway (Arco de la Estrella)

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Address: Plaza Mayor, Caceres, Spain

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It's not the archway but what is on the other side of it.

When asking how to get to the old town, the response was, "Go through the archway across the Plaza Mayor. Those directions are perfect. It is a fitting transition from the new... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 December 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

When asking how to get to the old town, the response was, "Go through the archway across the Plaza Mayor. Those directions are perfect. It is a fitting transition from the new to the old and back again.

Thank solomon5
Amman, Jordan
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57 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

This is the archway you go under when you leave the Plaza Mayor to go into the old town of Caceres. Just like anything in Caceres, my advice is to always look back when you pass by any monument or building or church or anything! The archways is not an exception. When you see it from the Plaza Mayor side,... More 

Thank LaithEM
London, United Kingdom
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36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

This is and Amazing entrance to a new world, you can walk on top of it during summer time and once you pass it you will be feeling that you are in a new era. they filmed some episodes of the serie Games of Thrones, is very beautiful.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Lovely historic entrance, with the wall and the stairs. Even if they are filming one of the many movies made in town, you will be able to see and visit this site.

Thank Debbybcn
London, United Kingdom
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232 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

The difference in b uilding age either side of this entrance to the old town is mind blowing. The Plaza Major has old Spanish building but transiting through the arch you travel back to the middle ages. Amazing

Thank spmmik53
Province of Malaga, Spain
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

This is a nice archway which looks over the plaza mayor. Has a set of stairs that lead up to the arch and then into the old part of caceres. Its just part of the stroll you will enjoy as you explore this vey well preseved town

Thank Darren M
Dalgety Bay
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

Sit in a cafe and breath in the old history while people watching. A walk in the old city is a great way to see old architecture.

Thank PatrikKoppanen
El Puerto de Santa Maria, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

Nothing spectacular and truly hard to get a picture without teenagers hanging out on the stairs. Nice to see but nothing to write home about. The history of this town is truly amazing though... so many beautiful sites... this is just the entrance of your walk through time.

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Perth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

A most interesting archway, giving access to the historical old town. Good photo opportunity. The starting point for tours.

Thank gastronaut_11
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

Most people who don't know Cáceres come to the Plaza Mayor, have a drink, and then head up through the Arco de la Estrella. There are a dozen ways into the Ciudad Monumental, and this one is just fine, but it's hardly the most spectacular. The big thing is, wander up alleys, go up random staircases -- explore -- before... More 

Thank Paul S

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