Category Archive: Castilla and Leon

City Portrait: Burgos

Located in Spain’s northern interior, along the famous pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela, the stunning city of Burgos was the capital of the kingdom of Castile-Leon for five centuries. Not surprisingly, it boasts a wide array of architectural masterpieces – like its cathedral, which was declared a World Heritage site. Along with the spectacular […]

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Lakes and rivers of Castile and Leon

Many people who visit Spain head straight for the beaches of the sparkling Mediterranean Sea, but there is another option to cool off in the summer heat. Inland Spain boasts a vast network of rivers and lakes, which can offer your group spectacular landscapes as well as a diversity of activities. A great place to […]

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Jewish heritage in Spain: Castile

The Jewish community in Spain was once among the most prosperous in the world, and its heritage, dating back as far as the 10th century, can be seen in the monuments and Jewish quarters that remain all over the country. The regions of Castile are among those with the richest Jewish heritage. If your group […]

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City Portrait: Valladolid

As the capital of Castile and Leon, Valladolid is a lively city with a strong Spanish character. With an abundant sprinkling of monuments to bear witness to the city’s rich history, and a large student population that keeps the streets bustling, Valladolid is an attractive mix of past and modern cultures. In addition, its location […]

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World Heritage City Portrait: Salamanca

Spain is known for its tradition, history, and cultural diversity. This is backed up by UNESCO’s recognition of these treasures – Spain has the third highest number of World Heritage Sites of any country in the world. Various cities are included in UNESCO’s designations, and one of our favorites is Salamanca in Castile and Leon. […]

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Segovia: A World Heritage City

Segovia, nestled into the rolling hills of Castilla y Leon, is so filled with magic that it’s no wonder Walt Disney found his inspiration for Sleeping Beauty’s castle here. And the Alcazar castle is only one Segovia’s stunning sights – with its rich multi-cultural history and a plentitude of monuments that preserve it, Segovia has […]

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City Portrait: Teruel

This picturesque town of about 35,000 inhabitants sits on the high ground of Aragon, and holds within its historic center an important medieval legacy. The cathedral tower, along with the towers of San Salvador, San Martín and San Pedro are the highlights of the town’s Mudejar architecture, which have led Teruel to be declared a […]

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Las Medulas and Bierzo: a destination unlike all others

In the rugged mountainous landscape of El Bierzo in Castille and Leon, travelers can find high rocky peaks and verdant forests, picturesque medieval villages, rolling vineyards, and one of the most unique and impressive of all ancient Roman remains – the gold mines of Las Médulas, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The ancient […]

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Castles of Castile: A journey to the Middle Ages

Modern Spain cannot be separated from its history – especially in a land that it dotted with towering castles, spired cathedrals and medieval fortresses. These imposing relics of the past can be found all over the country, but nowhere can one feel more transported through time than in the regions of Castile. In this enchanting […]

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Avila celebrates its Jubilee Year

In the central-western region of Castile-Leon, nestled into the Sierra Gredos Mountains, we find the World Heritage City of Avila. Within the ancient walls of this provincial capital there lie stunning churches and Renaissance palaces, evidence of the Avila’s historic importance and wealth. It is also the birthplace of Saint Teresa, which has left its […]

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