Cáceres is the capital of Cáceres Province, in Extremadura, Spain. Its population in 2004 was 88,245. There have been settlements near Cáceres since prehistoric times. Evidence of this can be found in the caves of Maltravieso and El Conejar. The city was founded by the Romans in 25 BC. The old town or Ciudad Monumental still has its ancient walls; this part of town is also well known for its multitude of storks' nests. The Universidad de Extremadura is in Cáceres.