Badajoz Airport is the main gateway to the Extremadura region, in eastern Spain. The airport is located 20kms east of Badajoz and about 50kms west of Merida. The airport operates several domestic routes. They include flights to and from: Madrid Airport, Barcelona Airport and Tenerife North Airport.
See more with a Badajoz Airport car hire
Boasting some of the best preserved historical settlements in Spain, the Extremadura gives visitors an insight into old Spain. A Badajoz Airport car hire is the best way to get around and make the most of your visit to the region.
Whilst Badajoz is the closest city to the airport, other cities such as Merida, Caceres and Trujillo have more to offer in terms of historical sites. However, Badajoz is worth a visit to enjoy its Alcazaba and the pretty streets around it. Plaza de San Jose and Plaza Alta are particularly lovely spots to enjoy the sunshine and soak up the atmosphere. Badajoz is also just a few kilometres from the Portuguese border so if you’re planning to cross over, you could stop by Badajoz on your way.
Merida, the capital of Extremadura, is where you’ll find one of Spain’s best preserved archaeological sites. Its Roman amphitheatre and temple are dedicated to the goddess Diana has has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. Caceres, which is about an hour’s drive north of Merida, is another fantastic city to enjoy Spain’s Roman past. The historic quarter is beautiful. Full of cobbled streets, medieval homes and Renaissance palaces, the area has also been given World Heritage site status from UNESCO. From Caceres, Trujillo is just half an hour’s drive east.
Aside from historic settlements, Extremadura has some incredible natural landscapes you can enjoy too. Monfrague National Park, the International Tagus Nature Reserve and the Cornalvo Nature Reserve are the best places to enjoy them.