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This lovely city has admirably preserved its history, but also boasts a modern atmosphere and many cultural activities.

Caceres is the capital of Caceres province, in the autonomous community of Extremadura, Spain. The Old Town still has its ancient walls; this part of town is also well known for its multitude of storks' nests. The walls contain a medieval town setting with no outward signs of modernity. Caceres was declared a World Heritage City by UNESCO in 1986 because of the city's blend of Roman, Moorish, Northern Gothic and Italian Renaissance architecture. Thirty towers from the Islamic period still stand in Caceres, of which the Torre del Bujaco is the most famous.
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