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Airport Code: BJZ
Badajoz is the capital city of the province of Badajoz which is close to the Portuguese border. The city of Badajoz, located on the river Guadiana, has had a turbulent history. Once a Roman city and also once a Moorish kingdom, there are historical sites relating to both including the ruins of a Moorish castle. The area was disputed for centuries by Spain and Portugal and during the Spanish Civil War many residents lost their lives.
Badajoz airport is situated 8 miles east of the city centre so is very accessible by car hire. The airport services internal routes to Barcelona and to Madrid. Both these routes are operated by Air Europa.
It's easy to hire a car in Badajoz Airport. Car rental companies at Badajoz Airport are conveniently located for picking up your car. After leaving the arrivals area, you will find signs showing the way to your car rental company counter.
Due to the high amount of interesting sites in Badajoz, hiring a car for your visit to Badajoz will mean you can tour the sites at your own pace.
After collecting your rental car in Badajoz Airport head to the city, a short 15 to 20 minute-drive away and begin your trip in comfort and with flexibility.
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Airport Name: Badajoz, Spain
Airport Code: BJZ
Distance: Badajoz city || 8.1 Miles / 13 km / 20 minutes by rental car from Downtown Badajoz
Population: 150,376 hab
Visit the Alcazaba of Badajoz, a Moorish citadel which dates back to the 9th century. Additional construction was carried out by the Almohads in the 12th century.
The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist of Badajoz is the seat of the Archdiocese of Mérida-Badajoz. It has a simple rectangular main façade, but it is ornately decorated throughout. Reserve a rental car in Badajoz for your trip to the Cathedral.
Take a walk along the river which flows between the castle-hill and the powerfully armed fort of San Cristobal where you can cross Badajoz's magnificent granite bridge. Dating back to 1460, it is a powerful marvel of construction of its time.
Take a daytrip (or night trip really) to enjoy the nightlife in the nearby town of Cáceres. While the whole town is a Unesco World Heritage Site and there are several historic sites to see here, it’s worth checking it out for its nightlife. Visit El Corral de las Cigueñas, a lively bar in the old part of town.
Spend a day in the pleasant town of Zafra, where you can take a stroll and enjoy some tapas in one of its beautiful parks. Zafra also has numerous winding streets with historical buildings to explore. Reserve a cheap rental car from Badajoz for your daytrip to Zafra.
Visit the capitol of the Estremadura region, Mérida. There are many dining and entertainment options here, and the town features a Roman theatre as well as a Museum of Roman Art.