a magical place
The mystery of the sacred
Welcome to Aliseda, the village where in 1920 a Tartessian-Phoenician collection of 354 pieces of gold, silver, bronze, glass and precious stones came to light.
A treasure that has marked the personality of our town, and that we invite you to know in its interpretation center.
On the axis of Extremadura
Feeling inside the most intimate spirit of a whole land is something very special.
Being at the center of a feeling is a unique experience.
After the conquest of Cáceres in 1229, and under the protection of its jurisdiction of population and conquest, a series of villages arose that constituted the Sexmo de Cáceres, among them Aliseda, which, due to its location and fertile soil, grew rapidly.
The Aliseda treasure is made up of numerous pieces: gold objects, among which we can highlight a headband and part of another one, bracelets, a torqueThe pieces of the collection include a belt made up of various plates, two earrings, necklace pieces, a bowl, rotating seals, rings and rings, as well as other minor elements.
The silver pieces include: a brazier and the remains of vessels; bronze: a mirror; stone: a possible sharpener; glass: a complete vessel; and ceramic fragments. The decorative complexity of the gold specimens, the techniques of filigree and embossing, the existence of ornamental figural details, make this treasure the greatest exponent of oriental goldsmithing imported into the western Mediterranean. The date of manufacture would have to be fixed around 625 BC.
The charm of the rural
The population fills centuries street by street; although there are loose remains much earlier, you can walk from the thirteenth to the seventeenth century, with houses that tell the ways of life of each time from different points of view.
From stately to more humble houses, all with a beautiful stamp, full of charming corners.
Of the Visigoth presence in Aliseda we have the necropolis called “tombs of the Moors” by the people and about 3 km. to the west that could date around the VI or VII century; they are six tombs of anthropomorphic form excavated in the granite rock and covered, possibly, with granite or slate cover. These tombs have replicas in Arroyo de la Luz, Malpartida de Cáceres, Casar de Cáceres, etc. They are usually grouped together, suggesting family burials, although there are also single tombs.
Flora and Fauna
In its surroundings there are different enclaves such as the Sierra del Aljibe, the highest point in the geography of Aliseda, which is a window from which to look out over Cáceres and the surrounding villages. Also noteworthy are the Sierra de San Pedro, a typical example of Mediterranean forest with meadows of great beauty and a high biodiversity of fauna and flora, and the Cancho de la Plata, which has excellent populations of black vultures and griffon vultures.