SYMBOLS OF EXTREMADURA:
The lyrics of the anthem are:
Extremadura has a long history, influenced by the same events of the rest of Spain, especially, the Reconquest and the conquest of America. Therefore Neolithic, pre-Roman, Roman, Visigothic, Muslim, Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Barroque and from later periods remains and monuments can be found.
THE NEOLITHIC PERIOD:
These dolmens are ancient shrines and burial structures in which they have found from ceramics and furnishings to both individual and collective burials
THE ROMAN PERIOD:
The five pillars stand out and on the bridge there is triumphal arch, called the Trajan arch.
THE PRE-ROMAN PERIOD:
It’s a collection of ancient Tartessian grave goods found in Aliseda (Cáceres) and consistent of tiaras, necklaces, bracelets, rings and a belt belonging to a woman Çrelated to the king. Aliseda's treasure.
It was one of the most important cities in the Roman empire .It was founded in the year 25 BC, with the name of Colonia Iulia Augusta Emerita (meaning the bachelors – discharged soldiers – of the army of Augustus; the name Mérida is an evolution of this) by order of Emperor Octavius Augustus, to protect a pass and a bridge over the Guadiana river. Mérida preserves more important ancient Roman monuments than any other city in Spain
THE VISIGOTHIC PERIOD:
The Church of Santa Lucia, the seventh century , located in the municipality of Alcuéscar in the province of Cáceres, is a unique example of Visigothic architecture, which directs its head with three rectangular chapels open to a transept.
THE MUSLIM PERIOD:
The best preserved fortifications of the Islamic period in the Iberian Peninsula. It was built by emir Abdar-Rahman II in 835.