Montánchez — The balcony of Extremadura.
Visitors will soak up its cultural heritage, not to mention the taste of its famous cured ham with the Dehesa de Extremadura Designation of Origin. The Cáceres municipality of Montánchez has Roman, Goth and Muslim remains.
Without a doubt, the most important site in Montánchez is its castle (and the views that this stronghold boasts). This fortress, of Roman origin, was rebuilt by the Almohads in the 11th Century. During the 15th and 16th Centuries the castle was transformed into a residence for the commanders of the Order of Santiago.
It is a must to look over the Sierra de Montánchez, known as the balcony of Extremadura (thanks to its privileged location in the geographical centre of the region) and to regard the walls surrounding this awe-inspiring area, where its cisterns, wine cellars, keep and a 17th Century hermitage can be visited.