The Plaza Reyes Catolicos is situated next to the Puerta de Palma (Door of Palms)

The Plaza Reyes Catolicos is situated next to the Puerta de Palma (Door of Palms)

Ronda de Circunvalación Reina Sofia is built on the western bank of the River Guadiana

Ronda de Circunvalación Reina Sofia is built on the western bank of the River Guadiana

Remains of the old city walls of Badajoz - in the past, this wall was connected all the way to the Door of Palms

Remains of the old city walls of Badajoz - in the past, this wall was connected all the way to the Door of Palms

A new type of wall is built in front of a building at Av. Joaquin Costa

A new type of wall is built in front of a building at Av. Joaquin Costa

This is the gate of the building which provides access to the inner areas

This is the gate of the building which provides access to the inner areas

This sculpture is known as “The Three Poets”, situated at a roundabout, close to Puente Autonomia

This sculpture is known as “The Three Poets”, situated at a roundabout, close to Puente Autonomia

These three poets of Badajoz are Manuel Pacheco, Jesus Delgado Valhondo and Luis Alvarez Draper

These three poets of Badajoz are Manuel Pacheco, Jesus Delgado Valhondo and Luis Alvarez Draper

Next to the sculpture of Three Poets sits a samll building known as Ermita de Pajaritos, this building may belong to the Musliam period in Badajoz

Next to the sculpture of Three Poets sits a samll building known as Ermita de Pajaritos, this building may belong to the Musliam period in Badajoz

A small house at the corner of Calle Suárez de Figueroa

A small house at the corner of Calle Suárez de Figueroa

From here, Calle Suárez de Figueroa goes up to the Alcazaba of Badajoz

From here, Calle Suárez de Figueroa goes up to the Alcazaba of Badajoz

A stork nest can be seen at the top of a chimney in this photo

A stork nest can be seen at the top of a chimney in this photo

Bricks on this street are slightly raised beside the plants

Bricks on this street are slightly raised beside the plants

Another look at the raised bricks in the old town of Badajoz

Another look at the raised bricks in the old town of Badajoz

Edificio La Giralda, seen from the Plaza de la Soledad

Edificio La Giralda, seen from the Plaza de la Soledad

This building is also known as the La Giraldilla - this building is a replica of the Giralda Tower in Seville

This building is also known as the La Giraldilla - this building is a replica of the Giralda Tower in Seville

Built in 1935, it occupies the place left by the first hermitage of Solitude, erected in the 17th century

Built in 1935, it occupies the place left by the first hermitage of Solitude, erected in the 17th century

Front door of an Arab hammam in the Plaza Soledad - its name is Banos Arabes y Masajes Baraka

Front door of an Arab hammam in the Plaza Soledad - its name is Banos Arabes y Masajes Baraka

I was struck by the sheer beauty of this door

I was struck by the sheer beauty of this door

It is great to see that Badajoz is reviving its heritage which at one stage seemed to be forgotten

It is great to see that Badajoz is reviving its heritage which at one stage seemed to be forgotten

This photo shows how Badajoz would have looked like in 1668

This photo shows how Badajoz would have looked like in 1668

Calle Virgen de la Soledad connects Edificio La Giralda (Plaza de la Soledad) with Plaza de Espana

Calle Virgen de la Soledad connects Edificio La Giralda (Plaza de la Soledad) with Plaza de Espana

Here, Calle Virgen de la Soledad is covered to avoid direct sunlight into the street

Here, Calle Virgen de la Soledad is covered to avoid direct sunlight into the street

Plaza de Espana is a central square in Badajoz and it contains some of the finest buildings of the city

Plaza de Espana is a central square in Badajoz and it contains some of the finest buildings of the city

Exterior of the Ayuntamiento de Badajoz, in front of the Town Hall there is a monument to Luis de Morales

Exterior of the Ayuntamiento de Badajoz, in front of the Town Hall there is a monument to Luis de Morales

Casa Alvarez-Buiza is situated on one side of the Plaza de Espana

Casa Alvarez-Buiza is situated on one side of the Plaza de Espana

The Cathedral of San Juan is also situated in the Plaza de Espana - it was built in the 13th century on the site of a mosque

The Cathedral of San Juan is also situated in the Plaza de Espana - it was built in the 13th century on the site of a mosque

This church has always stood outside the citadel and this is one of the reasons why its external walls are very high

This church has always stood outside the citadel and this is one of the reasons why its external walls are very high

The tower measures 11 meters on each side and 14 meters in height

The tower measures 11 meters on each side and 14 meters in height

The base of the tower looks older than the rest of the building, it may belonged to the last building which stood here

The base of the tower looks older than the rest of the building, it may belonged to the last building which stood here

On the day of my visit, the church was still closed so I didn't get to go inside

On the day of my visit, the church was still closed so I didn't get to go inside

The Plaza San Anton (also known as Plaza de San Aton) is only few meters away from Plaza de Espana

The Plaza San Anton (also known as Plaza de San Aton) is only few meters away from Plaza de Espana

One of the few buildings in the square

One of the few buildings in the square

Parroquia de San Juan Bautista is situated at the end of the square, next to a roundabout

Parroquia de San Juan Bautista is situated at the end of the square, next to a roundabout

Front of the Puerta del Pilar seen from the Ronda Pilar

Front of the Puerta del Pilar seen from the Ronda Pilar

This gate was built in 1692 to replace the medieval gate of Santa Marina

This gate was built in 1692 to replace the medieval gate of Santa Marina

On the outer facade, there is a coat of arms of King Charles II and the Count of Montijo

On the outer facade, there is a coat of arms of King Charles II and the Count of Montijo

Inside the facade, at one stage, a chapel stood here with the name of Lady of El Pilar, which gave the name to this gate

Inside the facade, at one stage, a chapel stood here with the name of Lady of El Pilar, which gave the name to this gate

This door also have a drawbidge which was used to control people and goods to the city

This door also have a drawbidge which was used to control people and goods to the city

Flowers inside the Plaza San Anton

Flowers inside the Plaza San Anton

A statue of Jose Moreno Nieto in the Plaza Minayo - he was attorney and Professor of the University of Granada, was a president of the Cultural club of Madrid

A statue of Jose Moreno Nieto in the Plaza Minayo - he was attorney and Professor of the University of Granada, was a president of the Cultural club of Madrid

Building of Teatro López de Ayala

Building of Teatro López de Ayala

A statue of Manuel de Godoy and Alvarez de Faria, he was born in Badajoz

A statue of Manuel de Godoy and Alvarez de Faria, he was born in Badajoz

This statue is erected  in the name of Badajoz's citizens, in memory of all the Illustrious Extremaduran

This statue is erected in the name of Badajoz's citizens, in memory of all the Illustrious Extremaduran

Plaza de San Francisco is one of the main parks of the city, it covers more than ten thousand square meters

Plaza de San Francisco is one of the main parks of the city, it covers more than ten thousand square meters

In the past, a convent had existed here with the same name

In the past, a convent had existed here with the same name

This monument inside the park shows Vasco Nunez de Balboa, who was a Spanish conquistador and explorer who was the first European to see the eastern part of the Pacific Ocean in 1513

This monument inside the park shows Vasco Nunez de Balboa, who was a Spanish conquistador and explorer who was the first European to see the eastern part of the Pacific Ocean in 1513

Francisco Pizarro was a Spanish conquistador, who captured and killed Atahualpa of the Inca Empire

Francisco Pizarro was a Spanish conquistador, who captured and killed Atahualpa of the Inca Empire

This photo shows the conversion of the indigenous people of the South American converted to Christianity

This photo shows the conversion of the indigenous people of the South American converted to Christianity

This park is a great place to enjoy and have fun because it offers newsagents, cafes, restuarants and gardens

This park is a great place to enjoy and have fun because it offers newsagents, cafes, restuarants and gardens

Locals gathering in one of the cafes/restaurants

Locals gathering in one of the cafes/restaurants

Locals coming out of the Iglesia de Santo Domingo

Locals coming out of the Iglesia de Santo Domingo

A thorny tree at the Av. Santiago Ramon y Cajal, beside the Castelar Park

A thorny tree at the Av. Santiago Ramon y Cajal, beside the Castelar Park

Real Monasterio de Santa Ana also known as Convento de Snta Ana, It was founded in 1518 by Leonor de Vega i Figueroa

Real Monasterio de Santa Ana also known as Convento de Snta Ana, It was founded in 1518 by Leonor de Vega i Figueroa

A house with the balconies and flowers

A house with the balconies and flowers

The Santa An Biblioteca Publica Municipal is a public library which is situated in the Santa Ana Square

The Santa An Biblioteca Publica Municipal is a public library which is situated in the Santa Ana Square

Covering an area of 557 m2 this library was opened in 2014

Covering an area of 557 m2 this library was opened in 2014