|Cinema, international release, 1 seat||$10.17|
|Internet (6 Mbps, unlimited data)||$33.90|
|Combo meal at McDonalds||$9.49|
|Chicken breasts at the market||$7.46|
|1 Summer dress in a chain store||$35.71|
|Gasoline (1 liter)||$2.71|
|Local cheese (1kg)||$7.68|
Badajoz is the capital of the Badajoz province in Spain. The city is located on the left bank of Guadiana River, very close to the border of Portugal. The city is well connected via rail, road and air. The Badajoz Airport is 13 km away from the city and offers flights to different parts of Europe. Finding cheap flights to Badajoz should not be a problem as several budget airlines operate from this airport. There are a number of hotels in Badajoz and if you are planning to book your rooms online, it’s better to read the reviews posted by travelers to identify the most reliable hotel within your budget.
There are lots of places to see in the city and nearby areas. You can start the tour by going to the Vauban fort. This military fort was built during Spain-Portugal war using stone, lime concrete and brick. There are total eight bastions in the fort for defense purposes. One of the distinct monuments of the city is Puerta de Palmas. Earlier, it was the prison cell for the worst criminals and after many renovations became the entrance point to the city.
In order to get a glimpse of the province’s past history, you must visit Templo Romano de Diana. This hexastyle temple has a number of columns and when you stand in front of it, you realize the grandeur of this ancient temple. It is believed that centuries ago, there was a pond and garden beside the Templo Romano de Diana. Another fine example of ancient Roman architecture is Baños Romanos de Alange. These are medicinal type baths, located at the foot of La Mesilla hill.
The ultimate example of Roman architectural genius is Teatro Romano de Mérida. This theatre makes you appreciate the scientific knowledge of the then architects. The location for this theatre is chosen very carefully to get the best acoustic effects. In 15 or 16 B.C, General Agrippa built this theatre with a seating arrangement for 3000 spectators.
If you are interested in art, end your sightseeing tour by going to the Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo. This museum showcases the creations of Latin American, Spanish and Portuguese artists.