Historically, Extramadura has always been one of the least populated and remote regions of Spain and the Iberian Peninsula as a whole. Today the population is a little over one million inhabitants, less than 3% of the Country's total, but has been in decline since the latter decades of the C20th. as people have moved to … Continue reading Plasencia, Extramadura
After a cooler and breezier day in Placencia again, it was time to head back into the countryside and to press on along the southern edge of the Sierra de Gredos. As if, in acknowledgement, the breeze had departed and the sun was out making it a gloriously bright, almost hot, late autumn day. Driving … Continue reading Plasencia to Losar de la Vera via Garganta la Olla, a Monastery and a Graveyard – Part 1.
Not the most auspicious start to the day, but it's fog/low cloud rather than rain so there's hope it will clear. Vegas de Coria is a small place with not much to offer, however in the warmer months I would imagine this is a lovely spot to spend a night beside the river. Maybe even some … Continue reading Vegas de Coria to Plasencia – with a side trip to the Roman town of Caparra