Badajoz is located in the autonomous community of Extremadura in the east of Spain and is situated close to the Portuguese border. Badajoz is one of the cities on the train route between Lisbon and Madrid and is one of the economically underdeveloped cities of the country. Badajoz is believed to have been founded by Ibn Marwan of Andalusia and there is not much activity in Badajoz where there is a monument belonging to him, other than tourism and agriculture.
Among the places to visit in Badajoz, which is considered as one of the backward cities of the country, is Alcazaba Citadel, which has Moroccan architecture features and is considered one of the symbols of the city. Other touristic buildings of the city are: City Hall, Vauban Fort, La Giralda Trade Center, Palmas Gate, Santa Ana Monastery and Plaza Alta Square. Flamenco also takes an important place in the cities culture.
The flamenco nights in Plaza Alta Square, especially attract attention, while Rosa Morena and Cristobal Oudrid who are famous for flamenco have preformed here. There is an airport in Badajoz where only domestic flights are made. Airlines that use Badajoz Airport which is located 13 kilometers from the city center provide free shuttles serves.