Badajoz Ayer Y Hoy translated as Badajoz Yesterday And Today is a website dedicated for the appreciation of Badajoz, the beautiful capital of the Province of Badajoz in the community of Extramadura, Spain. This place is the epitome of the historical and amazing land of Spain. It embodies different phenomena that are essential to appreciate the important events in Spain that help in forming its identity. Badajoz has been a culturally and historically preserved city which is one of the many tourist destinations in Spain. Many people are interested to go to Badajoz because it is indeed a place for history appreciation and preservation.
Badajoz is situated close to the Portuguese border. In the 8th century, it has been conquered by the Moors. After their reign on the land, Spain and Portugal have long disputed this wonderful place. Both Spain and Portugal have alternating control of the land for several centuries. Different wars stemmed from their dispute over the kingdom. This includes the Spanish War of Succession, the Peninsula War, the Storming of Badajoz, and the Spanish Civil War. Because of these wars, the land was known to be a perfect spot to remember different historical events that are important in appreciating the whole land of Spain.
We are actively promoting the tourism in this beautiful land as we are very proud of the city’s architecture and structure. Visitors will find castles, Arab citadels and historic Jewish quarters, as well as the chance to explore the Mudejar Route. There are also historical towns as Alburquerque, Jerez de los Caballeros, Olivenza and Zafra, and particularly the capital, Merida, who’s Archaeological Site, has been awarded the World Heritage designation by the UNESCO.
We are very proud to share this wonderful piece of historical land for everyone to appreciate.